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Building capacity to care and capability to treat

18 Mar 2016

RCoA response to NHS Health Education England Consultation: Building capacity to care and capability to treat – a new team member for health and social care Health Education England (HEE) is proposing a new, enhanced care assistant role to support the nursing workforce. HEE...

Updated advice on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

16 Mar 2016

In agreement with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Janssen-Cilag Limited, AstraZeneca Limited and Boehringer Ingelheim Limited have announced updated advice regarding the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during...

Clinical Excellence Awards: 2016 Round

14 Mar 2016

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths will again be leading the process this year with administrative support provided by Amanda Regan, Executive Assistant to the President. ACCEA opened the 2016 round on Friday, 11 March 2016 and it will close at 1700 on Monday, 16 May 2016, thus...

Opioids Aware Resource

08 Mar 2016

A resource for patients and healthcare professionals to support prescribing of opioid medicines for pain has been available on our website for nearly three months and has been accessed over 3,000 in just the last month. The has been developed by UK healthcare professionals and...

NCEPOD recruiting for case note reviewers

24 Feb 2016

Members and Fellows of the College are invited to apply as case note reviewers as part of an upcoming study by NCEPOD. The primary aim of the study is to identify and explore avoidable and remediable factors in the care of children and young adults up the age of 25 with cerebral...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland 2016 Results

23 Feb 2016

Voting for the consultant vacancy to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland closed on 22 February 2016 at 5.00 pm. Many thanks to the three candidates for standing and the 46.3% who participated, one of the highest ever turnouts for an RCoA election. I am pleased to announce Dr...

Online Exam Applications and Payment System

19 Feb 2016

As from 9.00 am on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 examination applicants will be able to apply for FRCA, FFICM, and FFPMRCA examinations online via OLS exams, which will be available through the relevant website. In order to use the online exam booking and payment system, exam...

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2016...

15 Feb 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists are pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 version of the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS). These form the basis of recommendations produced by the RCoA for anaesthetists with responsibilities for service...

Contract imposition on junior doctors in England

12 Feb 2016

The Trainee Committee of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is dismayed and concerned at the government’s decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England. From the outset of the dispute between junior doctors and the government, we have been concerned about the...

Response to the government's decision to impose junior doctors...

11 Feb 2016

Liam Brennan, President of the RCoA, said: The Royal College of Anaesthetists is extremely disappointed and concerned at today’s decision by the government to impose the junior doctors’ contract in England. We had hoped that the significant progress made in recent weeks would...

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