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Organ Donation Position Statement

20 Jan 2016

There have been a series of news discussions on data released by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) about organ donation being vetoed by the donor's family.  The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal College of Anaesthetists support the principle of individual autonomy...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Northern Ireland 2016...

18 Jan 2016

Nominations for election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Northern Ireland were recently invited. This year there are two consultant vacancies. Terms of office commence in March 2016. As we only received two nominations we can confirm the following candidates have been appointed...

2016 Annual General Meeting

11 Jan 2016

We are giving notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, which will be held as follows: Wednesday, 9 March 2016 at 3.35 pm Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB As in recent years, this meeting...

Integrating care throughout the patient’s surgical journey

08 Jan 2016

How can we harness multi-disciplinary working, reduce variation and improve patient outcomes? Tuesday, 9 February 2016 About this event Aimed at health and care professionals who come into contact with patients throughout their surgical journey, as well as commissioners and...

MSD ceases manufacturing Norcuron (vecuronium bromide)

07 Jan 2016

Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) is deleting NORCURON® (vecuronium bromide) from its product line and ceased manufacturing in December 2015. Norcuron is a steroidal molecule product that is indicated as an adjunct to general anaesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation and to...

Joint statement on industrial action by junior doctors

06 Jan 2016

The AAGBI, RCoA and FICM acknowledge the recent developments concerning the impending industrial action by junior doctors in England. While we continue to urge a return to negotiations facilitated by independent conciliation and arbitration as emphasised in the recent Academy...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Northern Ireland...

22 Dec 2015

Nominations for election to the Northern Ireland Advisory Board of The Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open.  The vacancies and timetable are set out below. Prospective candidates can read about the Board’s work and objectives and are invited to discuss the opportunities...

Final report of the AoMRC Shape of Training mapping exercise

17 Dec 2015

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published a summary report of the mapping exercise on Shape of Training undertaken by Colleges and Faculties. The Academy had asked Colleges to undertake this exercise in June 2015, and the RCoA responded after collaborating with...

Quality Improvement Survey

11 Dec 2015

Dr Erin Innes, the RCoA/KSS Education Fellow, has a specific remit to improve training and resources in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology for trainers and trainees in anaesthesia. There is a current RCoA strategy to improve access to resources in QI training and aid delivery...

Joint Position Statement on Emergency Airway Management

01 Dec 2015

Building on the report of the 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society on major airway complications (2011), which made several recommendations, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of...

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