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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...

RCoA morale and welfare survey

16 Feb 2017

The findings from the RCoA’s morale and welfare survey of anaesthetists in training featured in Saturday’s (11 Feb) Guardian, Sunday’s print version of the Observer (12 Feb) and the digital edition of the Independent. The survey explored a number of themes, including trainee...

Anaesthetists at the heart of assessing patients’ fitness for...

07 Feb 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is pleased to support the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Action on Smoking and Health and the Faculty of Public Health on encouraging patients to stop or reduce smoking ahead of surgery in order to improve survival rates and...

Service pressures and the role of anaesthetists in training - joint...

12 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) are aware that some anaesthetists in training have been asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to recent unprecedented demands on clinical...

NHS consultant and trainee anaesthetist award winners announced

21 Dec 2016

The RCoA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 research awards run in partnership with the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). These new awards, for members and fellows of the RCoA, recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and trainees) who have made outstanding...

Anaesthetists in Training: your views on morale & welfare

09 Dec 2016

The past year has been exceptionally challenging for all of us working in healthcare but particularly for anaesthetist in training. At the Royal College of Anaesthetists we are acutely aware of the issues affecting anaesthetists in training. We would like to get a more...

RCoA response to MBRRACE maternal deaths report

07 Dec 2016

In response to the publication of the MBRRACE-UK report1, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “Maternal death in the UK is fortunately a rare event but when a mother does die in hospital, anaesthetists and intensive care (critical care)...

Delays to BJA & BJA Education November and December issues

30 Nov 2016

Please note that due to a production delay from our suppliers, which was outside of our control, dispatch of the November issues of the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA), BJA Education (BJA Ed) and the RCoA Bulletin were severely delayed. UK members can expect to receive...

RCoA Trainer Award deadline extended

30 Nov 2016

The deadline to nominate your trainer for the RCoA’s 25th Anniversary Trainer Award has been extended to 5pm on Monday 19 December, 2016. This new award is being launched during the 25th Anniversary year to celebrate excellent training in anaesthesia, critical care and pain...

Anaesthetists in training: Listening Events with RCoA President

03 Nov 2016

Anaesthetists in training are invited to Listening Events with the RCoA President. At the Royal College of Anaesthetists we are acutely aware of the issues impacting anaesthetists in training. With the recent and ongoing pressures being faced by our members, in particular...

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