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The Facts about A&E

24 Jun 2015

The RCoA recognises the important work undertaken by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) in highlighting significant factors relating to emergency departments in England. Produced ahead of the winter of 2015/2016, the RCEM has produced a fact sheet summarising...

RCoA Census 2015

22 Jun 2015

The census is still open. You still have time available, please use this opportunity to complete and submit the census. Your input is invaluable. We have come a long way in this significant exercise so far and we aim to achieve the highest responses to represent our specialty...

RCoA response to the ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ review

18 Jun 2015

The RCoA has responded to the consultation on the implementation of the recommendations in the ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ review by Sir Robert Francis. Whilst there is general support of the principles outlined in the recommendations, the College emphasise the absolute need for...

Technology Strategy Review Fellow Vacancy

17 Jun 2015

Applications are invited for a Technology Strategy Review Fellow to provide clinical advice to support the delivery of the College’s Technology Strategy Review. The successful applicant will work closely across all College departments.  The successful applicant will be expected...

Queen's Birthday Honours List 2015

16 Jun 2015

The RCoA is delighted to see that two anaesthetists were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015: Professor Jennie Hunter received an MBE for services to Medicine. Colonel Peter Mahoney was awarded a CBE (Military Division).  

RCoA supports new report calling for tobacco companies to bear the...

11 Jun 2015

The RCoA has joined more than 120 local and national organisations calling on the Government to impose an annual levy on tobacco companies. RCoA President, J.P van-Besouw, attended the launch of the report at Westminster. The new report, Smoking Still Kills, was published by...

GMC National Trainers Survey Pilot

08 Jun 2015

The GMC has published the key findings from the piloted new survey of trainers to hear their feedback on the support and recognition they receive in their role. The survey ran from 14 October - 26 November 2014 and was sent to postgraduate named clinical and educational...

Use of a hybrid system for neuraxial connectors

08 Jun 2015

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group is aware that centres in England are considering using hybrid systems to address the gap before the arrival of the new ISO standard for neuraxial connectors. The MHRA are clear on the fact that this represents the use of medical devices outside...

College Heritage pages go live!

08 Jun 2015

The new College Heritage pages are the home of our history, the history of anaesthesia and most importantly, will be the home of biographies of all our anaesthetic Fellows. The Lives of Fellows Project is now up and running and we are appealing for volunteers to help us. Our...

Launch of BJA Education

03 Jun 2015

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is pleased to announce the launch of BJA Education (formerly CEACCP – Continuing Education in  Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain). With the change in name from Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain (CEACCP) to BJA...

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