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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.    

2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum update

11 Jul 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has confirmed approval for the next iteration of the 2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum. This will take effect from Wednesday, 3 August 2016. Version 1.7 of the 2010 curriculum is now available online here and reflects the changes outlined in the...

Joint statement on the Junior Doctors’ contract referendum result

05 Jul 2016

In response to today’s announcement by the BMA regarding the junior doctors’ contract, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) made the following joint...

Joint Letter to The Times

01 Jul 2016

Sir, As healthcare leaders we agree with the strong message Sir Bruce Keogh and others have sent in stressing how much we value all of our colleagues who have moved from other countries to work in the NHS. Over the coming months, as the removal of European regulations impacting...

RCoA Anaesthetic Service Guidelines awarded NICE accreditation

30 Jun 2016

New anaesthetic service guidelines produced by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have received National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) accreditation, raising even further the level of patient care and safety that can be delivered by anaesthetic...

Joint Statement on the aftermath of the EU referendum

28 Jun 2016

Last week's EU referendum result and subsequent political and economic turmoil is momentous and will undoubtedly affect healthcare across the UK. We know there are more questions now than answers about what this will mean for the NHS and its workforce. We are all working...

Access to drugs stored in anaesthetic rooms

20 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)  recognise that secure drug storage makes an important contribution to patient safety, and the safety of the public, but patient safety must always be the priority. The RCoA and AAGBI support a system...

Early Day Motion (EDM) for Chronic Pain

15 Jun 2016

Jim Shannon MP for Strangford has supported an early day motion at Westminster on chronic pain which has been brought to our attention through the Pain Alliance of NI.  Although EDMs are not always debated in the house, they may receive significant coverage, including from the...


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