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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/NIHR Research Awards 2017

02 Aug 2017

The RCoA is pleased to announce three joint awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and trainees) who are making outstanding contributions to...

College Tutors Meeting 2017

20 Jun 2017

Our 2017 College Tutors Meeting has concluded for another year. With around 300 delegates in attendance, highlights included a keynote lecture from Dr Colin Melville, Director of Education and Standards, GMC. There were also presentations from Dr JP Lomas, RCoA Council member on...

Summer Symposium 2017 wraps up

15 Jun 2017

Our 2017 Summer Symposium has just drawn to a close. More than 100 delegates joined us at The Waterfront in Belfast for two days of informative updates and practical workshops. Highlights included a keynote lecture from Dr Cliff Mann on how to thrive during these challenging...

Princess Royal praises anaesthetists

30 Nov 2016

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, today addressed over 200 delegates at the 2016 Patient Safety Conference hosted by the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG), a partnership between the Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and...

A Royal Occasion

06 Oct 2016

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group is delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal, the Patron of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, will be attending our annual Patient Safety Conference in Edinburgh in November. Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of...

Safety Notice: Air embolism following CVC port being left open

09 Aug 2016

NHS Improvement have been alerted via the coroner’s court to an incident where a patient died following a clamp on a central venous catheter port being briefly left open, resulting in air embolisation and cerebral infarction. The coroner was particularly concerned that: nursing...

'Outstanding' perioperative medicine service in Freeman...

12 Jul 2016

The RCoA would like to congratulate the Perioperative Team at Freeman Hospital for achieving an outstanding rating in the Care Quality Commission’s recent Quality Report. Further information is available here.    

Dr Iain Moppett appointed as Deputy Director of NIAA-HSRC

23 May 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr Iain Moppett has been appointed as Deputy Director of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia's Health Services Research Centre (NIAA-HSRC). Dr Moppett is Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist at the University of...

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