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New FPM Vice-Dean

10 Jan 2016

On 11 December 2015 the Faculty of Pain Medicine inducted the new Vice-Dean, Dr Barry Miller: “I have been a Fellow of the Faculty since its creation; serving as its first RAPM (Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine) in the Greater Manchester region and becoming a founder member of...

Reciprocal recognition of RCoA and AAGBI events for CPD

08 Jan 2016

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are pleased to announce that with immediate effect they will mutually recognise each other’s events for continuing professional development (CPD). This follows...

Launch of Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) website

08 Jan 2016

The ICACCST are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved ACCS website, which we hope will become the go-to resource for ACCS Trainers and Trainees. The site can be accessed by the following link: www.rcoa.ac.uk/accs.  

Integrating care throughout the patient’s surgical journey

08 Jan 2016

How can we harness multi-disciplinary working, reduce variation and improve patient outcomes? Tuesday, 9 February 2016 About this event Aimed at health and care professionals who come into contact with patients throughout their surgical journey, as well as commissioners and...

MSD ceases manufacturing Norcuron (vecuronium bromide)

07 Jan 2016

Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) is deleting NORCURON® (vecuronium bromide) from its product line and ceased manufacturing in December 2015. Norcuron is a steroidal molecule product that is indicated as an adjunct to general anaesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation and to...

New and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool

07 Jan 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool, which is designed for selectors directly involved in the Anaesthesia/ACCS selection process. Additional videos have now been added to expand upon the existing content of the...

Joint statement on industrial action by junior doctors

06 Jan 2016

The AAGBI, RCoA and FICM acknowledge the recent developments concerning the impending industrial action by junior doctors in England. While we continue to urge a return to negotiations facilitated by independent conciliation and arbitration as emphasised in the recent Academy...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Northern Ireland...

22 Dec 2015

Nominations for election to the Northern Ireland Advisory Board of The Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open.  The vacancies and timetable are set out below. Prospective candidates can read about the Board’s work and objectives and are invited to discuss the opportunities...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland Nominations 2016

22 Dec 2015

Nominations for election to the Scottish Advisory Board of The Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open.  The vacancy and timetable are set out below. Prospective candidates can read about the Board’s work and objectives and are invited to discuss the expected contribution...

Final report of the AoMRC Shape of Training mapping exercise

17 Dec 2015

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published a summary report of the mapping exercise on Shape of Training undertaken by Colleges and Faculties. The Academy had asked Colleges to undertake this exercise in June 2015, and the RCoA responded after collaborating with...

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