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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...

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...

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