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Bulletin now available online

01 Nov 2016

The November issue of the College Bulletin is now available to view online. The President's Statement is available to read below. Liam Brennan, President   25 not out – the College achieves a major milestone in its history   It is a tremendous honour for me to be President of...

RCoA warns that one-third of anaesthetists are struggling to...

27 Oct 2016

New research released today by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) shows that one-third of anaesthetists in UK hospitals find it hard to deliver safe and effective patient care due to wide-ranging lack of resources1. The RCoA is warning that a tipping point for patient...

World Anaesthesia Day 2016 - your messages

26 Oct 2016

Marking World Anaesthesia Day 2016 on Sunday 16 October, the College encouraged anaesthetists to join us in celebrating our specialty by posting messages on social media sharing the reasons for your love for anaesthesia. Using the hashtag #RCoAWorldAnaesthesiaDay, our messages...

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...

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