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HQIP Quality Improvement Awards 2014 - NELA scoops national award!

05 Nov 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia picked up a national award for National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) under the category of 'Partnership Working with Professional Stakeholders' at the HQIP Quality Improvement Awards...

Consultation on proposals to reschedule ketamine under the Misuse...

04 Nov 2014

After consulting with members, the RCoA has expressed support for the Home Office recommendation to reschedule ketamine to Full Schedule 2 status under the 2001 Regulations as recommended by the ACMD (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs). RCoA members generally agree that...

RCoA response to the Never Events Policy Framework consultation

04 Nov 2014

View the RCoA response to the Never Events Policy Framework consultation here For more information please visit the NHS England website

Lifebox Fellowship for Senior Anaesthetic Trainees

03 Nov 2014

An exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to quality improvement and anaesthesia care in Uganda or Ethiopia. Lifebox Foundation in collaboration with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Difficult Airway Society, World Anaesthesia...

Celebrating 21 years of Witness Seminars

31 Oct 2014

The fiftieth Witness Seminar volume Monoclonal Antibodies to Migraine: Witnesses to modern biomedicine, an A–Z available here is a series of extracts from previous volumes, contributors include clinicians, scientists, patients and numerous others involved in modern biomedicine,...

Joint AAGBI and RCoA Position Statement on Out of Hours Activity

31 Oct 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland have issued a position statement outlining the principles and recommendations for out of hours (OOH) activity. Please click here to read the statement.    

Public Health England Ebola Guidance

30 Oct 2014

Summary Guidance for Acute Trust Staff: Identifying and managing patients who require assessment for Ebola virus disease. Also for information is a primary care guide on managing patients who require assessment for Ebola virus disease.

NHS Five Year Forward View

23 Oct 2014

NHS leaders have set out a roadmap for healthcare in England in the NHS Five Year Forward View launched today. The Five Year Forward View starts the move towards a different NHS, recognising the challenges and outlining potential solutions to the big questions facing health and...

Delivering better value of care in the NHS

21 Oct 2014

This is a summary of the findings and work of a major project exploring how the NHS is meeting the biggest challenge facing it today The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and the NHS Confederation have conducted new research which explores the importance of having the...

RCoA comment on CQC guidance on fundamental standards and...

20 Oct 2014

The general view of both clinical and lay members of the College is that the guidance provides adequate information for providers on how to meet fundamental standards of care. Many perceived however, that the guidance is overlong, and contains too much legal language and...

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