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BMJ Awards 2017: Anaesthesia Team of the Year

21 Oct 2016

Once again, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is sponsoring the Anaesthesia Team of the Year category in the 2017 BMJ Awards. Entries are now open. Started in 2008, The BMJ Awards are the UK's leading medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating the...

SAS workforce survey

20 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a survey of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors to develop our understanding of workforce issues within the grade. If you are an SAS doctor, (including specialty doctors, associate specialists, staff grades, trust...

World Anaesthesia Day - share your passion for anaesthesia

13 Oct 2016

On World Anaesthesia Day - this Sunday 16 October - the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is encouraging all anaesthetists to celebrate and share your passion for the work you do. Whether it is your particular career in a specialised area of practice, the colleagues you work...

Tackling behaviours that undermine a culture of safety

05 Oct 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) has published an interim report exploring the effects of bullying and undermining within the medical workforce in the UK. The report outlines the scale of the problem, examining the effect that bullying and...

RCoA response to announcement of additional medical training places

04 Oct 2016

Responding to today’s speech by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, at the Conservative Party Conference, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said:   “In June we highlighted in our workforce census the looming shortage of anaesthetists in the...

Professor Alastair Spence celebration meeting, October 2016

03 Oct 2016

Professor Alastair Spence was Professor of Anaesthesia in Glasgow (1978–1984) and Edinburgh (1984–1998), and President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists from 1991–1994. Alastair died in late 2015, and the Edinburgh University Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and...

Safeguarding children in theatre – a new resource for anaesthetists

29 Sep 2016

All healthcare professionals have a responsibility to ensure the safety of children under their care and to act if they have any safeguarding (child protection) concerns. Safeguarding children is a complex area of practice and one that those who work outside of paediatrics find...

RCoA consultation response on long-term sustainability of the NHS

27 Sep 2016

The RCoA has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the House of Lords select committee inquiry on the long-term sustainability of the NHS, which aims to explore what the future of the NHS will look like. Within this response, the College highlights the need for increased NHS...

RCoA President elected vice-chair of AoMRC Council

21 Sep 2016

Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, has been elected vice-chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council. Having served the RCoA in various capacities before his election to RCoA Council in 2010, Dr Brennan chaired the Examinations, Training...

Anaesthetists and surgeons reach agreement on front of neck...

19 Sep 2016

A new research paper1, jointly published today by the British Journal of Anaesthesia and Clinical Otolaryngology, recommends the scalpel-bougie cricothyroidotomy technique2 as the most efficient and reliable method of obtaining emergency front of neck access to the trachea in a...

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