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UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

30 Mar 2016

The RCoA is one of the founding partners of UKHACC. The President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Dr Liam Brennan said: ‘The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change will play a crucial role in pressing key stakeholders to address resilience in healthcare in order to better...

Care Quality Commission Strategy 2016 to 2021 Consultation

18 Mar 2016

RCoA response to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consultation: Shaping the Future – CQC’s strategy 2016 to 2021 The broad aims of this strategy are supportable but the RCoA has concerns about the increasing emphasis on the cost of inspection rather than its accuracy and...

Updated advice on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

16 Mar 2016

In agreement with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Janssen-Cilag Limited, AstraZeneca Limited and Boehringer Ingelheim Limited have announced updated advice regarding the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

Clinical Excellence Awards: 2016 Round

14 Mar 2016

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths will again be leading the process this year with administrative support provided by Amanda Regan, Executive Assistant to the President. ACCEA opened the 2016 round on Friday, 11 March 2016 and it will close at 1700 on Monday, 16 May 2016, thus...

NCEPOD recruiting for case note reviewers

24 Feb 2016

Members and Fellows of the College are invited to apply as case note reviewers as part of an upcoming study by NCEPOD. The primary aim of the study is to identify and explore avoidable and remediable factors in the care of children and young adults up the age of 25 with cerebral...

Contract imposition on junior doctors in England

12 Feb 2016

The Trainee Committee of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is dismayed and concerned at the government’s decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England. From the outset of the dispute between junior doctors and the government, we have been concerned about the...

Response to the government's decision to impose junior doctors...

11 Feb 2016

Liam Brennan, President of the RCoA, said: The Royal College of Anaesthetists is extremely disappointed and concerned at today’s decision by the government to impose the junior doctors’ contract in England. We had hoped that the significant progress made in recent weeks would...

Perioperative Medicine Fellow

08 Feb 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists renews its call for a high-quality individual to help drive the development of its Perioperative Medicine programme as RCoA Perioperative Medicine Fellow. The Perioperative Medicine Fellow will be a trainee at ST5 or above in anaesthesia or a...

Use of placebo surgery in surgical research

03 Feb 2016

Professor Andrew Rice, Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College and an Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, represented the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Royal College of Anaesthetists on a round-table discussion on the ethics of...

Quality improvement grant to evaluate tracheostomy care

21 Jan 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) have been awarded a £400,000 grant from the Health Foundation, as part of a national QI initiative to improve care for tracheostomy patients. The College will oversee the...

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