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National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia publishes review of...

05 Aug 2016

We are delighted to announce that the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) Comprehensive Review 2014-15 is now available in both hard copy and electronic format. The Comprehensive Review celebrates the successes of the NIAA and its related projects over the past two...

CQC NHS Patient Survey Programme Consultation

18 Jul 2016

Lay Committee members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists have responded to the consultation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on its NHS Patient Survey Programme. The full response can be found here.    

RCoA statement on recruitment into anaesthesia study

13 Jul 2016

We welcome the study highlighted in BMJ Careers, and originally published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, focusing on recruitment into the anaesthetics specialty. The Royal College of Anaesthetists agrees that many of the elements important to today's anaesthetics trainees...

National report shows inconsistent care for high-risk emergency...

05 Jul 2016

The RCoA's Second Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) analyses the care received by more than 20,000 emergency bowel surgery patients treated in NHS hospitals in England and Wales between December 2014 and November 2015. The report offers a series...

Access to drugs stored in anaesthetic rooms

20 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)  recognise that secure drug storage makes an important contribution to patient safety, and the safety of the public, but patient safety must always be the priority. The RCoA and AAGBI support a system...

RCoA Census Report launch

12 Jun 2016

The RCoA has today published its Medical Workforce Census Report 2015, providing the most comprehensive data on all aspects of the UK anaesthesia workforce across the United Kingdom. While there have been welcome increases in the numbers of consultant and SAS doctors since the...

The 3rd Annual HiSLAC Point Prevalence Survey

03 Jun 2016

The High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care project launches the third annual survey of all hospital specialists in England this month. Please look out for the email notification from your local project leads. The survey only takes two minutes to complete and helps inform the...

Get involved with GPAS development

18 May 2016

The College is rolling out the new process by which we develop the chapters for the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) document so that they fulfil the standard criteria for accreditation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)....

CEACCP Collections now available online

12 May 2016

CEACCP articles are now available in a ‘collection’ format, categorised by specialty and subcategories. This excellent resource will be of great benefit to trainees, fellows and members wishing to enhance their CPD in particular areas. BJA Education (formerly CEACCP)...

Smoking and surgery

05 May 2016

The RCoA has contributed to a joint briefing providing health professionals and commissioners with clear advice and examples of good practice in relation to smoking and surgery. This briefing has been produced in partnership with, health charity Action on Smoking and Health, the...

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