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PA(A) supervision and limitation of scope of practice (May 2011...

01 May 2011

RCoA Executive Summary: It remains the responsibility of those leading departments of anaesthesia, together with their constituent consultants, to ensure that PA(A)s work under the supervision of a consultant anaesthetist at all times. The PA(A) must work at all times within an...

Emergency Surgery – standards for unscheduled surgical care

08 Apr 2011

The RCoA is fully supportive of the RCS standards publication released today. The RCoA was an active contributor in the development of the document and would highlight the fact that early involvement by senior anaesthetic and ICM staff should also improve outcomes and that team...

Major complications of airway management in the UK

31 Mar 2011

Major report shows obese patients have double the risk of airway problems during an anaestheticStudy also shows routine monitoring of breathing could reduce deaths in intensive care A major UK study on complications of anaesthesia has shown that obese patients are twice as...

Dr Joachim Boldt

04 Mar 2011

The Royal College of Anaesthetists would condemn wholeheartedly any research undertaken without ethical approval and this is particularly alarming in a healthcare environment where the outcome of such action may impact on patients. Further academic professional comment on this...

RCoA responds to the House of Commons Health Committee report on...

01 Mar 2011

The Health Committee’s support for the GMC’s aim of making the revalidation process simpler based on systems already in place is welcomed by the College. Revalidation is new for the medical profession and in introducing it, a straightforward process is necessary to ensure its...

Update – Case Reports

01 Feb 2011

Doctors starting their Advanced Pain Training (APT) from 1 February 2011 will be required to take the FFPMRCA Examination in addition to achieving the competencies of their APT.  As the Examination will act as an important assessment milestone, these doctors will only be...

RCoA responds to the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill

21 Jan 2011

The legislative framework contained within the Health and Social Care Bill and its associated service changes impact on all areas of healthcare. The College welcomes some aspects of the Bill but also has concerns about the possible effect on anaesthesia, critical care and pain...

Elective and Emergency Surgery in the Elderly: An Age Old Problem

30 Nov 2010

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the launch of this NCEPOD report on the elderly and, as the perioperative physicians in the hospital, we take particular note of the highlighted critical care and pain issues. This report is timely; it will allow and encourage...

e-Learning Anaesthesia wins another prestigious national award

16 Nov 2010

e-Learning for Healthcare’s e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) project won bronze for ‘best e-learning project securing widespread adoption’ at the e.learning age awards ceremony in London on Thursday, 11 November 2010. Click here to view the full press release 

New FPM Board Members elected

03 Nov 2010

Two new members have been elected to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine via a postal vote, the successful candidates were Dr Beverley Collett and Dr Stephen Ward. The results in full were as follows: Candidate Votes COLLETT, Beverly  91 WARD, Stephen 52 JOHNSON, Tim 49...

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