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RCoA response to GMC consultation on draft standards for...

23 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on the draft standards for postgraduate curricula and credentials. Whilst the standards seem appropriate, it remains very much unclear what they will mean in practice, particularly as the outcome of...

BMJ Awards 2017: Anaesthesia Team of the Year

21 Oct 2016

Once again, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is sponsoring the Anaesthesia Team of the Year category in the 2017 BMJ Awards. Entries are now open. Started in 2008, The BMJ Awards are the UK's leading medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating the...

SAS workforce survey

20 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a survey of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors to develop our understanding of workforce issues within the grade. If you are an SAS doctor, (including specialty doctors, associate specialists, staff grades, trust...

BJA October issue delayed

19 Oct 2016

Please note that due to a production delay, the dispatch of the October issue of the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) has been delayed. UK members can expect to receive the October issue by the end of this month while international subscribers will receive the latest issue...

World Anaesthesia Day - share your passion for anaesthesia

13 Oct 2016

On World Anaesthesia Day - this Sunday 16 October - the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is encouraging all anaesthetists to celebrate and share your passion for the work you do. Whether it is your particular career in a specialised area of practice, the colleagues you work...

RCoA response to GMC consultation on UK medical register

10 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on developing the UK medical register. The proposal for the medical register to provide more useful information to reflect modern medical practice seems reasonable. However we are concerned over how...

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...

Tackling behaviours that undermine a culture of safety

05 Oct 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) has published an interim report exploring the effects of bullying and undermining within the medical workforce in the UK. The report outlines the scale of the problem, examining the effect that bullying and...

Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Election Results 2016

05 Oct 2016

The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce the results of the Board election held on 3 October 2016.  There was one seat open on the Faculty Board and six candidates stood for election. Candidate Votes Outcome Gupta, Sanjeeva 79...

RCoA response to announcement of additional medical training places

04 Oct 2016

Responding to today’s speech by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, at the Conservative Party Conference, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said:   “In June we highlighted in our workforce census the looming shortage of anaesthetists in the...

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