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GMC guidance on cosmetic procedures

13 Apr 2016

The GMC has published new guidance for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures. The RCoA has worked with the GMC to highlight the importance of providing clear, accurate information to patients about anaesthesia and sedation, as well as the risks associated with any proposed...

NICE update to preoperative guidelines

06 Apr 2016

NICE has issued an update to its guidelines on the use of routine preoperative tests for elective surgery. The RCoA, in collaboration with the Preoperative Association, was instrumental in the updating of this guidance, providing insight that reflects the essential role played...

Building capacity to care and capability to treat

18 Mar 2016

RCoA response to NHS Health Education England Consultation: Building capacity to care and capability to treat – a new team member for health and social care Health Education England (HEE) is proposing a new, enhanced care assistant role to support the nursing workforce. HEE...

Updated advice on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

16 Mar 2016

In agreement with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Janssen-Cilag Limited, AstraZeneca Limited and Boehringer Ingelheim Limited have announced updated advice regarding the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

Clinical Excellence Awards: 2016 Round

14 Mar 2016

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths will again be leading the process this year with administrative support provided by Amanda Regan, Executive Assistant to the President. ACCEA opened the 2016 round on Friday, 11 March 2016 and it will close at 1700 on Monday, 16 May 2016, thus...

NCEPOD recruiting for case note reviewers

24 Feb 2016

Members and Fellows of the College are invited to apply as case note reviewers as part of an upcoming study by NCEPOD. The primary aim of the study is to identify and explore avoidable and remediable factors in the care of children and young adults up the age of 25 with cerebral...

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2016...

15 Feb 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists are pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 version of the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS). These form the basis of recommendations produced by the RCoA for anaesthetists with responsibilities for service...

Contract imposition on junior doctors in England

12 Feb 2016

The Trainee Committee of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is dismayed and concerned at the government’s decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England. From the outset of the dispute between junior doctors and the government, we have been concerned about the...

Response to the government's decision to impose junior doctors...

11 Feb 2016

Liam Brennan, President of the RCoA, said: The Royal College of Anaesthetists is extremely disappointed and concerned at today’s decision by the government to impose the junior doctors’ contract in England. We had hoped that the significant progress made in recent weeks would...

Carter review supports RCoA perioperative programme

05 Feb 2016

Today’s publication of Lord Carter’s 18-month study into how the NHS can become safer and more efficient includes a number of recommendations aimed at saving the NHS £5bn a year by 2020.  The themes within the report chime with the RCoA’s perioperative medicine programme...

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