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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...

Junior doctors - the RCoA supports the AoMRC position

19 Nov 2015

The RCoA and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) today joins other medical royal colleges in a collaborative statement supporting junior doctors and a return to negotiation. The Academy is urging both sides in the current dispute around junior doctors’ contracts to...

Anaesthesia Explained 2015

14 Nov 2015

The updated patient information leaflet Anaesthesia Explained is now available to view and download. This leaflet is for adults who are expecting to have an anaesthetic.  It offers some information about anaesthesia and suggests how and where you can find out more. The College...

NAP5 Accidental Awareness wins overall prize at Irish Healthcare...

11 Nov 2015

We are delighted to announce that the 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) on Accidental Awareness During General Anaesthesia won the overall prize at the Irish Healthcare Awards 2015. NAP5 was awarded first place in the category Best Hospital Project as well as An Duais Mhór, the...

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