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Open letter to PM calling for health to be at heart of Brexit...

22 Aug 2019

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to ask you to put patient safety and protecting the nation’s health at the heart of Brexit negotiations by inviting the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to join the ‘EU exit strategy’ committee. The implications of a no-deal exit...

Curriculum Review - Anaesthetic CCT Curriculum 2020 update

23 Jul 2019

Fellows and members may be aware that there is a large project to re-write the anaesthetic curriculum in line with new GMC standards that were published in May 2017. The proposed new curriculum will include three years core training (four years for ACCS) then four years for...

UPDATE: Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5 % Solution for...

19 Jul 2019

Further to the College’s previous announcement, the Medicines and Pharmacy Directorate at the Department of Health & Social Care has advised that licensed Marcain Heavy is now back in stock and available for Trusts to order.

Fitter Better Sooner resources shortlisted for BMA Patient...

12 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that the Fitter Better Sooner patient information toolkit on preparing for surgery, has been shortlisted for the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards. Endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of...

RCoA responds to the government’s reply to the Promoting...

10 Jul 2019

In response to the government’s reply to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “We welcome the government’s proposed changes to...

RCoA response to pension concerns

08 Jul 2019

Dr Krishna Ramachandran, Chair of the Workforce and Strategy Committee said: “Whilst it is not within the remit of the Royal College of Anaesthetists to comment on salary scales, the issues affecting prompt and accurate salary payments, and of pensions does impact on the...

Your chance to join the BJA Education editorial board

17 Jun 2019

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is looking to recruit two anaesthetists in training members to the editorial board of BJA Education. The role will include overseeing the production of podcasts and contributing to the social media activities of the journal. Applicants should...

Anaesthetic curriculum review

13 Jun 2019

Today the College Chair of the Anaesthetic Curriculum Review Group, Dr Nigel Penfold, updated delegates in attendance at the College Tutors meeting in Chester, about the latest developments in the review of the Anaesthetic Curriculum. The anaesthetic curriculum is being revised...

RCoA responds to the Leslie Hamilton Review of gross negligence...

06 Jun 2019

In response to the Leslie Hamilton Independent Review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome the report by the Independent Review and the focus on working towards a just...

RCoA responds to the Interim NHS People Plan

03 Jun 2019

In response to the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan. It is encouraging to see a focus on cultural...

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