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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...

Organ Donation Position Statement

20 Jan 2016

There have been a series of news discussions on data released by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) about organ donation being vetoed by the donor's family.  The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal College of Anaesthetists support the principle of individual autonomy...

Integrating care throughout the patient’s surgical journey

08 Jan 2016

How can we harness multi-disciplinary working, reduce variation and improve patient outcomes? Tuesday, 9 February 2016 About this event Aimed at health and care professionals who come into contact with patients throughout their surgical journey, as well as commissioners and...

MSD ceases manufacturing Norcuron (vecuronium bromide)

07 Jan 2016

Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) is deleting NORCURON® (vecuronium bromide) from its product line and ceased manufacturing in December 2015. Norcuron is a steroidal molecule product that is indicated as an adjunct to general anaesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation and to...

CQC - Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2014/15

17 Dec 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently published its sixth annual report into the use of the Mental Health Act, which highlights that greater attention needs to be given to supporting people who are subject to the Act. This includes how they are involved in their care,...

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