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RCoA President elected vice-chair of AoMRC Council

21 Sep 2016

Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, has been elected vice-chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council. Having served the RCoA in various capacities before his election to RCoA Council in 2010, Dr Brennan chaired the Examinations, Training...

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is now on Twitter!

19 Sep 2016

The Faculty is now on Twitter, please follow us at:  https://twitter.com/FacultyPainMed  Spread the word by letting your colleagues know!

Anaesthetists and surgeons reach agreement on front of neck...

19 Sep 2016

A new research paper1, jointly published today by the British Journal of Anaesthesia and Clinical Otolaryngology, recommends the scalpel-bougie cricothyroidotomy technique2 as the most efficient and reliable method of obtaining emergency front of neck access to the trachea in a...

New Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean and Vice Dean

16 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Dr Barry Miller and Dr John Hughes, the Faculty's new Dean and Vice Dean. The Faculty would also like to thank Dr Kate Grady for all her hard work as Dean and for contributing greatly to the development of the Faculty.        

Seasonal flu vaccination 2016/17

13 Sep 2016

The Chief Medical Officer has written to Dame Sue Bailey, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, to encourage Members and Fellows to get vaccinated against influenza.   Preliminary data from Public Health England on flu vaccine in the most recent season (2015-16)...

2016 Case Report Prize Winner

07 Sep 2016

The Faculty is pleased to advise that the 2016 Case Report Prize was awarded to Dr Katrina Margaret Dick for case report ‘Postoperative chronic pain, can it be prevented?’. Please click here to read the winning case report. Congratulations to Dr Katrina Margaret Dick for this...

Joint trainee doctor welfare statement

06 Sep 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland have issued a joint welfare statement in support of doctors in training.     This is without doubt a challenging and difficult time for...

Joint statement on the Junior Doctors' series of 5 day strikes

02 Sep 2016

Responding to the announcement by the BMA of a series of five days of strike action by junior doctors commencing on 12 September the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) and the Faculty of Intensive Care...

NCEPOD call for case note reviewers

31 Aug 2016

The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) is undertaking a new study to explore the quality of health care provided to patients under the age of 25 who died/or had an unplanned admission to critical care within 30 days of receiving systemic anti-...

RCoA and The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists sign MoU

31 Aug 2016

The RCoA has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists to enhance the development of standards for anaesthesia in Hong Kong. A framework is being developed to include collaborative work in education, training, assessment,...


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