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GMC guidance on cosmetic procedures

13 Apr 2016

The GMC has published new guidance for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures. The RCoA has worked with the GMC to highlight the importance of providing clear, accurate information to patients about anaesthesia and sedation, as well as the risks associated with any proposed...

NIAA Vacancy: Academic Training Co-ordinator

06 Apr 2016

Applications are invited for the position of Academic Training Coordinator for the NIAA. This is a three-year fixed term appointment to promote and develop training in research for trainees in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain (APOMP). The post holder will oversee the...

NICE update to preoperative guidelines

06 Apr 2016

NICE has issued an update to its guidelines on the use of routine preoperative tests for elective surgery. The RCoA, in collaboration with the Preoperative Association, was instrumental in the updating of this guidance, providing insight that reflects the essential role played...

UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

30 Mar 2016

The RCoA is one of the founding partners of UKHACC. The President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Dr Liam Brennan said: ‘The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change will play a crucial role in pressing key stakeholders to address resilience in healthcare in order to better...

Academy statement on junior doctors' dispute

29 Mar 2016

The RCoA fully supports today's statement from all UK members of the AoMRC regarding recent developments in the junior doctors' dispute in England. We urge both sides in the dispute to reconsider their current entrenched positions and return to negotiations for the benefit of...

Case Reports Prize

23 Mar 2016

The Faculty will be awarding the 2016 Case Report Prize for the highest scoring case report submitted between 1st August 2015 and 31st July 2016 as a requirement of a normal Advanced Pain Training year.  The winner will receive: Free registration for the Annual Meeting,...

Care Quality Commission Strategy 2016 to 2021 Consultation

18 Mar 2016

RCoA response to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consultation: Shaping the Future – CQC’s strategy 2016 to 2021 The broad aims of this strategy are supportable but the RCoA has concerns about the increasing emphasis on the cost of inspection rather than its accuracy and...

Building capacity to care and capability to treat

18 Mar 2016

RCoA response to NHS Health Education England Consultation: Building capacity to care and capability to treat – a new team member for health and social care Health Education England (HEE) is proposing a new, enhanced care assistant role to support the nursing workforce. HEE...

Updated advice on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

16 Mar 2016

In agreement with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Janssen-Cilag Limited, AstraZeneca Limited and Boehringer Ingelheim Limited have announced updated advice regarding the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

Clinical Excellence Awards: 2016 Round

14 Mar 2016

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths will again be leading the process this year with administrative support provided by Amanda Regan, Executive Assistant to the President. ACCEA opened the 2016 round on Friday, 11 March 2016 and it will close at 1700 on Monday, 16 May 2016, thus...

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