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Managing the Difficult Airway

22 Aug 2016

The NAP4 report published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) included more than 160 recommendations to make airway management during anaesthesia, in intensive care and in emergency departments safer.  It is hoped that many...

Anaesthetic Assessors for MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into...

11 Aug 2016

Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (MBRRACE-UK) The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) are seeking to appoint new anaesthetic assessors for the MBRRACE-UK Confidential...

NCEPOD call for topics for the Medical and Surgical Clinical...

11 Aug 2016

The NCEPOD call for topics, for the Medical and Surgical Clinical Outcome Review Programme, is open. The chosen topics from this round will be started in 2017. If you are considering submitting a topic and are looking for support from the Royal College of Anaesthetists please...

Safety Notice: Air embolism following CVC port being left open

09 Aug 2016

NHS Improvement have been alerted via the coroner’s court to an incident where a patient died following a clamp on a central venous catheter port being briefly left open, resulting in air embolisation and cerebral infarction. The coroner was particularly concerned that: nursing...

Applications to join Q are now open

08 Aug 2016

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK. It is being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, they are...

National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia publishes review of...

05 Aug 2016

We are delighted to announce that the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) Comprehensive Review 2014-15 is now available in both hard copy and electronic format. The Comprehensive Review celebrates the successes of the NIAA and its related projects over the past two...

RCoA links low anaesthesia and intensive care medicine specialty...

05 Aug 2016

In response to the publication of recruitment data for specialty training positions by Health Education England (HEE), Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said:  “While the publication of HEE’s recruitment data shows that overall fill rates...

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...

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...

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