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Response to UKSTSG Shape of Training Report

17 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the publication of the report from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group (UKSTSG) and recognises many of the challenges it highlights for medical education and training in the UK.  We welcome the Group's main conclusion that the...

25th Anniversary Essay Prizes

14 Jun 2017

As part of the RCoA’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, three essay competitions have been held looking towards the future of the specialty. Medical students and Foundation Year doctors were invited to submit an essay in response to the title: ‘What will anaesthesia look like in...

SAS doctor development

23 Feb 2017

The RCoA welcomes guidance on the development of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in the NHS in England. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The British Medical Association, Health Education England and NHS Employers have worked together to produce this...

Service pressures and the role of anaesthetists in training - joint...

12 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) are aware that some anaesthetists in training have been asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to recent unprecedented demands on clinical...

Anaesthetists in training: Listening Events with RCoA President

03 Nov 2016

Anaesthetists in training are invited to Listening Events with the RCoA President. At the Royal College of Anaesthetists we are acutely aware of the issues impacting anaesthetists in training. With the recent and ongoing pressures being faced by our members, in particular...

SAS workforce survey

20 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a survey of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors to develop our understanding of workforce issues within the grade. If you are an SAS doctor, (including specialty doctors, associate specialists, staff grades, trust...

RCoA links low anaesthesia and intensive care medicine specialty...

05 Aug 2016

In response to the publication of recruitment data for specialty training positions by Health Education England (HEE), Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said:  “While the publication of HEE’s recruitment data shows that overall fill rates...

RCoA response to GMC on attainment in medical education and training

21 Jul 2016

In response to the annual data and new research published today by the General Medical Council on doctors’ progression through medical education and training, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “The College’s anaesthetic training...

2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum update

11 Jul 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has confirmed approval for the next iteration of the 2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum. This will take effect from Wednesday, 3 August 2016. Version 1.7 of the 2010 curriculum is now available online here and reflects the changes outlined in the...

Acute Pain Trainee Survey

14 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear from you as anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees about your experience of, and plans for training in pain medicine (acute or chronic), even if you have no specific interest in this area. This information will be helpful...

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