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RCoA supports new report calling for tobacco companies to bear the...

11 Jun 2015

The RCoA has joined more than 120 local and national organisations calling on the Government to impose an annual levy on tobacco companies. RCoA President, J.P van-Besouw, attended the launch of the report at Westminster. The new report, Smoking Still Kills, was published by...

Use of a hybrid system for neuraxial connectors

08 Jun 2015

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group is aware that centres in England are considering using hybrid systems to address the gap before the arrival of the new ISO standard for neuraxial connectors. The MHRA are clear on the fact that this represents the use of medical devices outside...

NHS England Patient Safety Alert - risk of death or severe harm due...

01 Jun 2015

A Patient Safety Alert has been issued by NHS England to raise awareness of the risk of death or severe harm due to inadvertent injection of skin preparation solution. The alert has been issued as a result of incidents being reported to the National Reporting and Learning System...

Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and Assessment...

27 May 2015

The Lay Committee of the The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have responded, on behalf of the College and Faculties of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and Pain Medicine (FPM), to the GMC consultation on ensuring Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and...

Regulation of controlled drugs

22 May 2015

The RCoA would like to make its members aware of the changes in regulation of controlled drugs which supersede the regulations introduced in 2006.  A statement from the AAGBI outlines the changes.

2nd annual HiSLAC point prevalence survey

22 May 2015

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

Every Doctor a Scientist and a Scholar

20 May 2015

The College welcomes the recently published findings of the BMA’s Medical Academic Staff Committee (MASC) that states that high quality care for patients in the UK depends on doctors being research-oriented and taking on responsibility for disseminating that knowledge to their...

Choosing Wisely is closely aligned to RCoA’s Perioperative Medicine...

13 May 2015

A paper published today in the British Medical Journal marks the start of a major initiative by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and its members – the 21 Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.  At heart, Choosing Wisely is about encouraging both doctors and patients to have...

RCoA supports the call for Universal access to safe, affordable...

30 Apr 2015

In January 2014, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery consisting of experts in surgery, anaesthesia, nursing, global health, health policy, management and finance was convened to discuss the case for surgery as an integral component of health care, focusing on the needs of...

Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care...

22 Apr 2015

The RCoA is a member of The Intercollegiate Advisory Committee on Sedation in Dentistry. The Committee aims to promote the highest standards of conscious sedation in dentistry in the United Kingdom and has today published new national standards The Report of the Intercollegiate...

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