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Response to UKSTSG Shape of Training Report

17 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the publication of the report from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group (UKSTSG) and recognises many of the challenges it highlights for medical education and training in the UK.  We welcome the Group's main conclusion that the...

New BJA Education Editor in Chief announced

16 Aug 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jonathan Thompson as Editor in Chief of BJA Education to succeed Jeremy Langton from October 2017.  Professor Thompson is Honorary Professor and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University Hospitals of...

RCoA response to new NHS performance statistics

11 Aug 2017

In response to the latest performance statistics released by NHS England, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “These figures show that the NHS is in a fragile place right now and needs to be handled with care. “Patient outcomes will be...

‘Best Anaesthetic Team’ in the UK named

05 May 2017

The anaesthetic team at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board) was named Anaesthetic Team of the Year in the RCoA-sponsored 2017 BMJ Awards at a ceremony in London last night. The team, led by ODP Paul Harris, Dr Shakeel Moideen and...

RCoA & AAGBI launch #KnockItOut

03 May 2017

In support of #HammerItOut, a campaign by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) to tackle bullying, harassment and undermining, the RCoA Trainee Committee and the AAGBI GAT (Group of Anaesthetists in Training) Committee today jointly launch #KnockItOut. The results...

RCoA response to Health Committee Report on Brexit and Health and...

28 Apr 2017

In response to the Health Committee Report on Brexit and Health and Social Care, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “Ongoing confusion and uncertainty caused by the failure to guarantee the status of overseas staff post-Brexit is putting the...

RCoA Manifesto: Our priorities for the next Government

27 Apr 2017

The RCoA has today published a manifesto document outlining the priorities we believe should be addressed by the next Government ahead of the general election on 8 June 2017. In our response to the Prime Minister’s decision to call an election, the RCoA responded by stating that...

Election offers the chance of a ‘New Deal’ for the NHS

19 Apr 2017

Responding to the Government’s announcement of a general election on 8 June 2017, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “As party manifestos are being written we are calling for a ‘New Deal’ for the NHS, through which all parts of the health and...

2015-16 Annual Review and Financial Statements

09 Mar 2017

The RCoA Annual Review 2015-16 and Financial Statements 2015-16 are now available online and for download. Annual Review 2015-16 Financial Statements 2015-16

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RCoA/GIRFT vacancy: Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative...

16 Feb 2017

The RCoA, in partnership with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), is inviting applications for the role of Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. The role will oversee the creation of a national review of perioperative data across England using the GIRFT...

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