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FPM Training and Assessment Committee advertising for new members

25 Mar 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine Training and Assessment Committee (FPMTAC) are currently advertising for two new members. The FPMTAC make appropriate recommendations to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine with regard to training and assessment in Pain Medicine in the United...

RCoA marks NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first...

21 Mar 2019

Today the College celebrates NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first Sustainability Strategy. The College is committed to embedding sustainability in everything it does and Council member Dr Lucy Williams has created a comprehensive strategy that encompasses this. It...

RCoA response to NHS Improvement’s Interim Workforce Implementation...

19 Mar 2019

NHS Improvement was tasked in March 2019 by the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to develop an Interim Workforce Implementation Plan, as part of the overall Implementation Plan for the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). The review, led by Baroness Dido...

RCoA and FICM respond to enFlow IV fluid warming device health alert

15 Mar 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine are closely monitoring the situation regarding Vyaire’s announcement on 13 March 2019 of their product recall of the enFlow® Fluid Warming System Disposable Cartridges. This follows the alert raised by the...

World Sleep Day: Growing support for Fight Fatigue campaign

15 Mar 2019

World Sleep Day, today (15 March 2019), marks one year since the launch of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the College, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of...

RCoA responds to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS...

12 Mar 2019

Responding to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS Access Standards, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The NHS’ Long Term Plan set an ambitious series of commitments to improve patient care. In that context it makes...

Finalists announced for the 2019 BMJ Anaesthesia and Perioperative...

12 Mar 2019

The team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn was nominated for its arterial line safety. By developing a non-injectable arterial connecter which ensured that clinical staff could take a blood sample but never inject into an artery, the team was shown to improve...

Faculty of Pain Medicine responds to establishment of independent...

09 Mar 2019

In response to reports in the national media of the planned establishment of independent cannabinoid clinics in the UK, Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine said: "The Faculty of Pain Medicine is aware that clinics are being established in the UK by companies...

RCoA releases film showcasing anaesthesia as a career in...

05 Mar 2019

To help celebrate National Careers Week – the College has released a film, aimed at undergraduates considering a career in anaesthesia. The film features six anaesthetists at various stages of their careers discussing their personal experiences with the specialty. It gives first...

FPM Deputy Education Meetings Advisor Role

27 Feb 2019

The Faculty are advertising for a Deputy Education Meetings Advisor (EMA). This role is co-opted to the FPM Professional Standards Committee (FPMPSC) and the role holder will be responsible for, along with the Lead EMA,  identifying topics, speakers and organisers for the series...

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