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Election of RCoA Vice-President

03 Jun 2015

Dr Jeremy Langton has been elected Vice-President for one year with effect from September 2015.

Patient Safety Update published

01 Jun 2015

The latest Patient Safety Update is now available to download. The update includes:This update includes: Revisiting themes from National Audit Projects 3, 4, 5 Balancing risks Non-technical skills: their contribution to failure to recognise and failure to rescue the critically...

NHS England Patient Safety Alert - risk of death or severe harm due...

01 Jun 2015

A Patient Safety Alert has been issued by NHS England to raise awareness of the risk of death or severe harm due to inadvertent injection of skin preparation solution. The alert has been issued as a result of incidents being reported to the National Reporting and Learning System...

Election of RCoA Vice-President

31 May 2015

Dr Richard Marks has been elected Vice-President for one year with effect from September 2015.

Opportunities in Genomic Medicine for NHS employees

27 May 2015

Genomic technologies and information will transform medical practice across the clinical professions over the next decade. Health Education England (HEE) are keen to educate medical and science professionals, in particular NHS healthcare professionals from across the multi-...

Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and Assessment...

27 May 2015

The Lay Committee of the The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have responded, on behalf of the College and Faculties of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and Pain Medicine (FPM), to the GMC consultation on ensuring Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and...

RCoA President awarded Honorary Fellowship from the CAI

27 May 2015

Dr J-P van Besouw, the RCoA President, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI). The College awarded the Honorary Fellowship to Dr van Besouw in recognition of his significant and far-reaching contributions to the medical...

Election of RCoA President

27 May 2015

Dr Liam Brennan, Consultant Anaesthetist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in succession to Dr J-P van Besouw. Dr Brennan, a highly regarded paediatric anaesthetist was elected to Council in 2010 and is...

The Chairman's Report: SAQ Exam, March 2015

27 May 2015

A report on the March 2015 Written SAQ paper is now available below. This report offers a thorough and comprehensive summary of the SAQ paper used in the March exam. It makes mandatory reading for any candidate sitting the Final written examination, providing a very clear...

Regulation of controlled drugs

22 May 2015

The RCoA would like to make its members aware of the changes in regulation of controlled drugs which supersede the regulations introduced in 2006.  A statement from the AAGBI outlines the changes.

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