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Election to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine 2016

05 Aug 2016

Notice is hereby given that the election to one vacancy on the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be held on 3 October 2016.   Board Vacancies There is one vacancy. The names of the eligible Fellows/Associate Fellows who have given notice that they intend to stand as...

Acute Pain Trainee Survey - Deadline Today

03 Aug 2016

This is a reminder that the acute pain trainee survey closes at midnight today so please ensure you participate in this survey before it closes.   If you are an anaesthetic and/or pain medicine trainee then the RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear about your...

NIAA Vacancy: Grants Officer

29 Jul 2016

We are inviting applications from clinicians and non-clinicians for the position of National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) Grants Officer. The post-holder will provide specialist advice to grant applicants, liaise with funding partners and specialist societies, and...

Book now: FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials Friday 9th September

26 Jul 2016

Bookings are open for the FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials taking place on Friday 9th September 2016.   Topics will include: Anatomy Relevant to Pain Medicine Interventions Addiction, Dependence, Tolerance & Pharmacology of Opioids Pharmacology VIVA practice Further details including...

Age and the Anaesthetist: RCoA response

26 Jul 2016

Urgent action needed if an ageing healthcare workforce is to supply the healthcare needs of an ageing population   The single biggest challenge facing the NHS is to respond to the vastly increased demands of an ageing patient population and workforce, says an editorial...

RCoA response to GMC on attainment in medical education and training

21 Jul 2016

In response to the annual data and new research published today by the General Medical Council on doctors’ progression through medical education and training, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “The College’s anaesthetic training...

RCoA response to spending review

19 Jul 2016

In response to the publication of the Health Committee’s report, Impact of the Spending Review on health and social care, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “Along with workforce issues and spiralling service pressures, the...

CQC NHS Patient Survey Programme Consultation

18 Jul 2016

Lay Committee members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists have responded to the consultation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on its NHS Patient Survey Programme. The full response can be found here.    

FPM Case Reports Prize - Deadline

15 Jul 2016

The Faculty will be awarding its first Case Report Prize for the highest scoring case report submitted between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016 as a requirement of a normal Advanced Pain Training year. Ensure your case reports are submitted to the Faculty by 31 July 2016.  Further...

RCoA statement on recruitment into anaesthesia study

13 Jul 2016

We welcome the study highlighted in BMJ Careers, and originally published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, focusing on recruitment into the anaesthetics specialty. The Royal College of Anaesthetists agrees that many of the elements important to today's anaesthetics trainees...

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