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RCoA Anaesthetic Service Guidelines awarded NICE accreditation

30 Jun 2016

New anaesthetic service guidelines produced by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have received National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) accreditation, raising even further the level of patient care and safety that can be delivered by anaesthetic...

Joint Statement on the aftermath of the EU referendum

28 Jun 2016

Last week's EU referendum result and subsequent political and economic turmoil is momentous and will undoubtedly affect healthcare across the UK. We know there are more questions now than answers about what this will mean for the NHS and its workforce. We are all working...

BMJ article ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic...

21 Jun 2016

The Faculty welcomes the publication of the BPS part-funded study, ‘Prevalence of chronic pain in the UK: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population studies’, published in BMJ Open. This notes that chronic pain affects between one third and one half of the UK population...

Access to drugs stored in anaesthetic rooms

20 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)  recognise that secure drug storage makes an important contribution to patient safety, and the safety of the public, but patient safety must always be the priority. The RCoA and AAGBI support a system...

EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting Good Practices

17 Jun 2016

Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of Cittadinanzattiva are launching the first “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting good practices”. The aim is to give evidence of existing good practices in European countries in terms of the struggle against pain. The...

Early Day Motion (EDM) for Chronic Pain

15 Jun 2016

Jim Shannon MP for Strangford has supported an early day motion at Westminster on chronic pain which has been brought to our attention through the Pain Alliance of NI.  Although EDMs are not always debated in the house, they may receive significant coverage, including from the...

Acute Pain Trainee Survey

14 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear from you as anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees about your experience of, and plans for training in pain medicine (acute or chronic), even if you have no specific interest in this area. This information will be helpful...

RCoA Census Report launch

12 Jun 2016

The RCoA has today published its Medical Workforce Census Report 2015, providing the most comprehensive data on all aspects of the UK anaesthesia workforce across the United Kingdom. While there have been welcome increases in the numbers of consultant and SAS doctors since the...

GMC seeks three new Council members

08 Jun 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) is recruiting three new members for its Council to help drive forward its work for the next four years. They are seeking two lay and one medical Council member to replace Julian Lee, Professor Jim McKillop and Enid Rowlands. Two of the roles...

The 3rd Annual HiSLAC Point Prevalence Survey

03 Jun 2016

The High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care project launches the third annual survey of all hospital specialists in England this month. Please look out for the email notification from your local project leads. The survey only takes two minutes to complete and helps inform the...

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