RCoA in the Media

RCoA in the Media

This page showcases a selection of media coverage championing the specialty of anaesthesia and the College's work. Please note that links to TV and radio appearances may stop working over time. 

August 2020



6 August




Front-line staff at risk of mental health crisis, experts warn

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020


27 April 2020 Radio 5 Live,
Emma Barnet

Professor Mike Grocott spoke on the limited amounts of PPE & how this was affecting both COVID and non-COVID treatment

26 April 2020 The Sunday

Hospitals hit by drug shortages for coronavirus victims in intensive care wards

23 April 2020 The Guardian

Anaesthetists report coronavirus concerns over inadequate PPE

23 April 2020 BBC Wales Dr Abrie Theron, Chair of the RCoA Welsh Board, was interviewed on frontline resources and the need to treat non-COVID as well as COVID patients
20 April 2020 Independent

Coronavirus: Medics shouldn’t work without safe PPE, doctors told as fears grow UK
pandemic stockpile is almost empty

16 April 2020 The Times

How proning may help coronavirus recovery

12 April 2020 Sky News &
BBC News
Professor Mike Grocott spoke to both broadcasters on managing drug demand to ensure safe and effective patient care
12 April 2020 BBC Online

Coronavirus: 'Local shortages' of intensive care drugs

11 April 2020 Mirror Coronavirus: Medics warn NHS hospitals running out of drugs for sickest patients
11 April 2020 The Telegraph

How NHS doctors turn to WhatsApp to understand the coronavirus

08 April 2020 Financial Times

What can Boris Johnson expect in intensive care?

07 April 2020 The Telegraph

Coronavirus: What are the possible outcomes after admission to intensive care?

07 April 2020 The Sun What is intensive care and what happens to coronavirus patients like Boris Johnson in ICU?
07 April 2020 BMJ

Skill sharing in a pandemic: five minutes with . . . Helgi Johannsson

06 April 2020 BBC Newsnight Professor Mike Grocott was interviewed on ICU care in light of the PM’s admittance to hospital

March 2020


28 March 2020 BBC Online

Coronavirus: Stay fit to fight the virus, say medics

24 March 2020 The Times

Heartbreaking work for medics on infection front line in capital

24 March 2020 BBC Breakfast

Professor Mike Grocott spoke to the BBC on the importance of PPE

18 March 2020 The Evening

NHS will find it 'impossible' to maintain 24/7 cover during coronavirus pandemic if staff asked to self-isolate

18 March 2020 Victoria
Dr Helgi Johannsson was interviewed on the cross-skilling of anaesthetists for work in intensive care
12 March 2020 Independent

Coronavirus: Cancel operations so hospitals can prepare for influx of virus patients, urge doctors

12 March 2020 HSJ

Anaesthetists prepare to join ICUs ahead of coronavirus peak