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2nd annual HiSLAC point prevalence survey

22 May 2015

The High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care project launches the second annual survey of all hospital specialists in June.  Please look out for the email notification from your local project leads.  The survey only takes two minutes to complete and helps inform the evaluation...

NHS England Vanguard Sites and Participation in the New Care Models...

20 May 2015

NHS England Vanguard New Models of Care team is asking RCoA Members and Fellows to express an interest in supporting the Assessment Centre that forms a part of the recruitment process to senior posts within the New Care Models Team.  Taking place over a number of days from 1 to...

JLA & NIAA Priority Setting Partnership: Final Results

20 May 2015

The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership is a collaborative effort involving patients, the public and clinical professionals, identifying the most important directions for new research in anaesthesia and perioperative care. This process has been...

Every Doctor a Scientist and a Scholar

20 May 2015

The College welcomes the recently published findings of the BMA’s Medical Academic Staff Committee (MASC) that states that high quality care for patients in the UK depends on doctors being research-oriented and taking on responsibility for disseminating that knowledge to their...

RCoA and AAGBI launch NAP5 app for iPhone and Android

15 May 2015

As a follow-up to the NAP5 report on Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia, an app (iNAP5) has been developed as a learning tool to promote further dissemination of the results of NAP5 and to enable improved communication with patients. The project was overseen by Dr...

Choosing Wisely is closely aligned to RCoA’s Perioperative Medicine...

13 May 2015

A paper published today in the British Medical Journal marks the start of a major initiative by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and its members – the 21 Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.  At heart, Choosing Wisely is about encouraging both doctors and patients to have...

College Appoints New Chief Executive

13 May 2015

Dr J-P van Besouw, President I am delighted to announce that the College has today confirmed the appointment of Tom Grinyer as our new Chief Executive in succession to Kevin Storey. Tom was selected from a highly competitive field of some 40 applicants following a rigorous...

Mercy Ships and RCoA Anaesthetic Fellowship

06 May 2015

This collaboration is a unique opportunity for an anaesthetic trainee to spend three months with Mercy Ships experiencing many aspects of Developing World Anaesthesia. The Fellowship runs for three months, commencing February 2016 and the closing date is 29 June 2015. Please see...

New e-Learning module in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

01 May 2015

The British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society (BOAS) has collaborated with the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) eLearning Team to develop an eLearning module to support training and CPD in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia. Patient demographics are changing rapidly, with an increasingly...

RCoA supports the call for Universal access to safe, affordable...

30 Apr 2015

In January 2014, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery consisting of experts in surgery, anaesthesia, nursing, global health, health policy, management and finance was convened to discuss the case for surgery as an integral component of health care, focusing on the needs of...

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