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Anaesthetists in training: Listening Events with RCoA President

03 Nov 2016

Anaesthetists in training are invited to Listening Events with the RCoA President. At the Royal College of Anaesthetists we are acutely aware of the issues impacting anaesthetists in training. With the recent and ongoing pressures being faced by our members, in particular...

Core principles for Continuing Professional Development

02 Nov 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published guidance on the Core Principles for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The AoMRC is the co-ordinating body for the UK and Ireland’s medical Royal Colleges and Faculties and the guidance, which has been ratified...

Bulletin now available online

01 Nov 2016

The November issue of the College Bulletin is now available to view online. The President's Statement is available to read below. Liam Brennan, President   25 not out – the College achieves a major milestone in its history   It is a tremendous honour for me to be President of...

Book now for FFPMRCA Examination Tutorials - 3rd March 2017

31 Oct 2016

Bookings for the next FFPMRCA Exam Tutorial are now open. The event will be taking place on Friday 3rd March 2017 and topics include: Examination overview CRPS Neurobiology of Pain Management of Headaches VIVA practice Psychology of Pain & Psychological Interventions Secure...

RCoA warns that one-third of anaesthetists are struggling to...

27 Oct 2016

New research released today by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) shows that one-third of anaesthetists in UK hospitals find it hard to deliver safe and effective patient care due to wide-ranging lack of resources1. The RCoA is warning that a tipping point for patient...

World Anaesthesia Day 2016 - your messages

26 Oct 2016

Marking World Anaesthesia Day 2016 on Sunday 16 October, the College encouraged anaesthetists to join us in celebrating our specialty by posting messages on social media sharing the reasons for your love for anaesthesia. Using the hashtag #RCoAWorldAnaesthesiaDay, our messages...

RCoA supports Choosing Wisely campaign

24 Oct 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, supported by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), has today launched the Choosing Wisely campaign across the UK. Choosing Wisely is aimed at encouraging patients and doctors to discuss the risks and benefits of available treatments...

RCoA response to Health Select Committee inquiry on Brexit

23 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has contributed to the House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry on Brexit and health and social care. The Committee was seeking “views on what the most important issues are to which attention will need to be paid in the withdrawal...

NHS England Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NHS

23 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has offered comments to the consultation by NHS England’s new proposals on managing conflicts of interest in the NHS. Although we agree with the scope of this initiative and acknowledge that better definitions of ‘conflicts of interest’ for NHS...

The RCoA contributes to the Never Events Policy and Framework...

23 Oct 2016

NHS England is conducting a review of its Never Events Policy and Framework. The RCoA has responded to this review, setting out the main issues on which it wishes to see change: Changing the name from Never Events to Preventable Events in order to provide a clear signal that the...

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