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Election to Council 2015 results

05 Dec 2014

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Thursday 4 December at 5:00pm. Terms of office commence in March 2015. The ballot process was managed by the Electoral Reform Services (ERS). View the results here   Contact Information: Ms Gail...

John Snow Intercalated BSc Awards 2015

03 Dec 2014

The NIAA is delighted to announce details of the John Snow intercalated BSc awards available in 2015. Designed to encourage medical student interest in anaesthetics and its related disciplines, these awards go to the student and not the supervisor/institution and are meant to...

Patient Safety Update published

01 Dec 2014

The latest Patient Safety Update is now available to download. The update includes: Machine Check Drug errors – labelling, double-checking and vigilance Serious complications from routine procedures – local anaesthesia blocks, central venous catheter insertions and epidurals (...

The Challenges for A&E

25 Nov 2014

The RCoA endorses the STEP campaign of the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM), which calls for a four point action plan to address the significant challenges facing A&Es. The areas of focus include: safe and sustainable staffing levels, fair and effective tariffs and...

The reconfiguration of clinical services: what is the evidence?

25 Nov 2014

The reconfiguration of clinical services continues to generate public and political controversy, locally and nationally. Given significant financial and workforce constraints, now and in the future, pressure to reconfigure services is only likely to increase. But what are the...

Consultant Outcomes Data

21 Nov 2014

The RCoA supports NHS England’s commitment to providing patients with more public information about their care.  The individual results of around 5,000 consultant surgeons have been published on the MyNHS website (NHS Choices).  Greater transparency in the NHS, informed, honest...

High Dependency Care for Children - Time to Move On

21 Nov 2014

A focus on the critically ill child pathway beyond the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit The RCoA welcomes this report as it makes a good case for change to the current provision of paediatric critical care (PCC) services in England although many of the recommendations are likely...

RCoA seeks College Members and Fellows for GPAS Pilot

20 Nov 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is currently looking for anaesthetists to take part in the development of the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) perioperative and emergency surgery chapters. GPAS pilot for NICE Accreditation We are updating the...

GMC National Training Survey Reports

20 Nov 2014

The GMC has published two National Training Survey reports on patient safety and bullying and undermining.  The National Training Survey is a vital tool to help us to better understand the experience of doctors in training.

The Antibiotic Guardian Campaign

18 Nov 2014

The campaign, which is being launched in association with European Antibiotic Awareness Day today, is asking everyone in the UK, the public and medical community, to become Antibiotic Guardians by making a pledge that they personally will take to conserve antibiotics and to...


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