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Seasonal flu vaccination 2016/17

13 Sep 2016

The Chief Medical Officer has written to Dame Sue Bailey, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, to encourage Members and Fellows to get vaccinated against influenza.   Preliminary data from Public Health England on flu vaccine in the most recent season (2015-16)...

Joint trainee doctor welfare statement

06 Sep 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland have issued a joint welfare statement in support of doctors in training.     This is without doubt a challenging and difficult time for...

Joint statement on the Junior Doctors' series of 5 day strikes

02 Sep 2016

Responding to the announcement by the BMA of a series of five days of strike action by junior doctors commencing on 12 September the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) and the Faculty of Intensive Care...

RCoA and The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists sign MoU

31 Aug 2016

The RCoA has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists to enhance the development of standards for anaesthesia in Hong Kong. A framework is being developed to include collaborative work in education, training, assessment,...

RCoA/NIHR CRN Joint Awards

25 Aug 2016

The RCoA is pleased to announce the launch of a joint award in conjunction with the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). The Awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and trainees) who are making outstanding contributions to clinical research, particularly...

Anaesthetic Assessors for MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into...

11 Aug 2016

Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (MBRRACE-UK) The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) are seeking to appoint new anaesthetic assessors for the MBRRACE-UK Confidential...

NCEPOD call for topics for the Medical and Surgical Clinical...

11 Aug 2016

The NCEPOD call for topics, for the Medical and Surgical Clinical Outcome Review Programme, is open. The chosen topics from this round will be started in 2017. If you are considering submitting a topic and are looking for support from the Royal College of Anaesthetists please...

Applications to join Q are now open

08 Aug 2016

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK. It is being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, they are...

RCoA response to spending review

19 Jul 2016

In response to the publication of the Health Committee’s report, Impact of the Spending Review on health and social care, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “Along with workforce issues and spiralling service pressures, the...

CQC NHS Patient Survey Programme Consultation

18 Jul 2016

Lay Committee members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists have responded to the consultation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on its NHS Patient Survey Programme. The full response can be found here.    

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