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Launch of NAP6: Perioperative Anaphylaxis

05 Nov 2015

The RCoA is pleased to announce that the Sixth National Audit Project (NAP6) has launched as of 5 November 2015.  NAP6 will run for one year and will examine Perioperative Anaphylaxis. Perioperative Anaphylaxis is rare, however it can be life-threatening and lead to serious...

Shape of Training

05 Nov 2015

In June 2015 the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges asked Colleges to undertake a mapping exercise of their specialty curricula to the principles outlined in the Shape of Training review.  Colleges were requested to consider a number of aspects in their responses such as: future...

'Hooked on Painkillers' - FPM response

03 Nov 2015

Last night the BBC aired a Panorama episode titled ‘Hooked on Painkillers’. This programme tracked the treatment and personal experiences of patients who were taking large daily doses of opioids as treatment for their Chronic Pain.  Dr Roger Knaggs and Dr Cathy Stannard, who...

ACTA study published in Anaesthesia

29 Oct 2015

A new study by the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA) has been published today in the journal Anaesthesia. The research, examining data from more than 110,000 cardiac operations between 2002 and 2012, demonstrates UK anaesthetic care for cardiac patients is...

NICE Fellows and Scholars Programme 2016

28 Oct 2015

NICE are now seeking applications for their 2016 intake of Fellows and Scholars.  The Fellows and Scholars Programme aims to foster a growing network of individuals linked to NICE who will help to improve quality of care and public health practice in their local areas. ...

Acute Pain Management Scientific Evidence (4th Edition)

28 Oct 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and have prepared a draft revision of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, the third edition of which was published in 2010. This will be the fourth edition of this...

Anaesthesia for Humanitarian and Austere Environments

23 Oct 2015

New e-Learning module for doctors involved in the delivery of humanitarian aid work in disaster areas and developing countries The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) e-Learning team and faculty of the 'Anaesthesia for Austere Environments/Humanitarian Aid' course have...

Statement on Access to Palliative Care Bill

23 Oct 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine support the principles underlying the Access to Palliative Care Bill. The Bill addresses the significant variation across the country in access to palliative care services. There are excellent models across the...

BMA Research Grants 2016

22 Oct 2015

The British Medical Association is providing funding for a variety of different subject areas. Applications will open on the BMA website on 8 December 2015. For further information about the grants available, please click here.  

Management of adults with diabetes undergoing surgery guidance...

19 Oct 2015

Diabetes affects approximately 5% of the population and 10% of the patients requiring surgery. It is well recognised that diabetes is a major risk factor for surgical complications and increased length of stay. In 2011 NHS Diabetes and the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS...

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