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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 HEE Accelerated Return to Training (ARTT) Call for...

11 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Health Education England’s (HEE’s) consultation, Accelerated Return to Training (ARTT) Call for Ideas. HEE is committed to develop evidence-based, innovative approaches for supporting junior doctors when they return to...

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...

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Response to GIRFT General Surgery report

04 Aug 2017

In response to the release of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) General Surgery Report, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “The RCoA fully supports the ambitions for a more efficient and more effective NHS which underpins the...

Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl

02 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinformation included in recent news reports regarding the drug fentanyl. The recreational use of fentanyl, often mixed with other illicit drugs, is a serious concern and we...

Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl

02 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinformation included in recent news reports regarding the drug fentanyl. The recreational use of fentanyl, often mixed with other illicit drugs, is a serious concern and we...

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...

RCoA transparency data: the cost of training

01 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) ensure that trainees, members and fellows are provided with an appropriate breakdown of costs of supporting trainees and in the provision of the examinations...

RCoA response to the CQC’s proposed changes to its regulation...

25 Jul 2017

The RCoA has responded to the second consultation of the CQC’s proposed changes to its regulation framework. A summary of the key points of our response is provided below and the full response can be viewed here. It is not clear how proposals to test the regulation of a whole...

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