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Election to Council 2020: announcement of candidates

16 Oct 2019

Nominations for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists were recently invited. This year there are three consultant vacancies. Terms of office commence in March 2020. Those who will be standing for election are listed below (in the order their applications were...

CPPC Publication of 2019 Pain Platform Follow Up Report

15 Oct 2019

The Faculty is pleased to note the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition's publication of Chronic Pain: Patient Voice and the NHS Long Term Plan, a Follow Up Report of the 2019 Pain Platform meeting held in the House of Lords in June 2019. We would like to thank Dr Ganesan Baranidharan...

RCoA response to Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report Time to Solve...

10 Oct 2019

Dame Sally Davies’ report sets out comprehensive recommendations for the bold action that must be taken to prioritise children’s health and tackle the cruel impacts of obesity. Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “This report lays out...

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RCoA recommends appointment of local Anaphylaxis Leads

01 Oct 2019

The NAP6 project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists identified that perioperative anaphylaxis, though generally managed promptly and competently by anaesthetists, remains a significant complication of anaesthesia and surgery. The project identified that in 2016, 10 patients...

Applications open for FPM Trainee Representative

30 Sep 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the FPM Trainee Representative role. If you would like to be considered for this vacancy, please complete and return the application form to contact@fpm.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 21st October 2019. Please click here for an application form....

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital anaesthetists rewarded for...

27 Sep 2019

Anaesthetists at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College...

Joint guidance on the impact of a no-deal Brexit

27 Sep 2019

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has issued a statement warning of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit to patient safety and the healthcare sector in the UK. Together, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists would like to make their members...

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust anaesthetists rewarded for...

19 Sep 2019

Anaesthetists at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) was presented at a ceremony on...

RCoA demonstrates its commitment to the global health priority of...

17 Sep 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is committed to improving patients’ safety, wellbeing and outcomes through the maintenance and advancement of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine. It’s for this reason that we are supporting the World Health Organisation’...

Patient Safety Update published

16 Sep 2019

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has issued their Patient Safety Update, which contains important learning regarding reported anaesthesia-related untoward incidents. This update contains anonymous case studies from January to March 2019, and includes items relating to:...

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