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RCoA response to long-term sustainability of the NHS

04 Apr 2017

Responding to the House of Lords Select Committee Report “The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care”, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “As anaesthetists, we have a clear duty to put our patients front and centre in...

RCoA response to NHS England’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year...

30 Mar 2017

Responding to the publication of NHS England’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “NHS England’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View is a timely reminder of the remarkable efforts...

SAS Survey: Interim Results

23 Mar 2017

The RCoA recently carried out its first survey of Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors for which we would like to thank our SAS colleagues for taking part. The interim results, released today at the College, will help us further understand and promote the interests of...

SNAP-2: EPICCS now launched

21 Mar 2017

The 2nd Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care after Surgery (EPICCS) study has launched around the UK. More than 2,200 investigators at more than 250 sites across the UK are signed up to take part. The observational study is seeking to collect data...

New guidance on care for people with of out-of-hospital cardiac...

06 Mar 2017

The RCoA welcomes new guidance on the care of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England. While there are nearly 30,000 out-of-hospital resuscitations attempted each year in England, survival rates in England are poorer than other similar jurisdictions. This...

NICE publishes standard on Transition from children’s to adults’...

23 Dec 2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a Quality Standard on Transition from children’s to adults’ services.   The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland support this quality...

Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2017 consultation

22 Dec 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has produced draft chapters of the Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2017 for consultation. The consultation is open from 22 December 2016 to 22 January 2017. The following chapters have been drafted using the College’s...

Applications to join Q are now open

08 Nov 2016

The Q initiative, a programme led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement, is inviting applications from those working in the North East and North Cumbria, the South West and the West of England as part of its objective to connect people with...

RCoA supports Choosing Wisely campaign

24 Oct 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, supported by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), has today launched the Choosing Wisely campaign across the UK. Choosing Wisely is aimed at encouraging patients and doctors to discuss the risks and benefits of available treatments...

A Royal Occasion

06 Oct 2016

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group is delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal, the Patron of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, will be attending our annual Patient Safety Conference in Edinburgh in November. Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of...

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