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BMJ Awards 2019: RCoA congratulates finalists

13 Feb 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the anaesthetic teams within the below hospitals and Trusts, for being shortlisted for the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Award in the 2019 BMJ Awards: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn - Arterial...

Dedicated care before and after surgery offers patients a ‘...

12 Feb 2019

Exercise and nutritional support before an operation could reduce the time patients spend recovering in hospital after surgery, according to new report by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (the College). The report, A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in...

Fatigue and its role in night surgery adverse events

08 Feb 2019

Responding to the publication of a paper in the British Journal of Anaesthesia that reports a higher incidence of adverse patient safety events during night-time surgery, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research...

RCoA response to the consultation outcome on the regulation of...

07 Feb 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published its response to the consultation on ‘the regulation of medical associate professionals in the UK’. The College is pleased that the consultation response confirms the government’s intention to introduce statutory...

Anaesthetic Assessors for MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into...

07 Feb 2019

The College and Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association are seeking to appoint new anaesthetic and critical care assessors for the MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. In the first instance we are seeking to appoint four national assessors (two anaesthetic, two...

Quality Assurance of the CPD Approval Scheme

04 Feb 2019

The quality assurance report for the CPD approval scheme at the Royal College of Anaesthetists is produced every year for the CPD Board to cover a number of its Terms of Reference, including reviewing the applications received for CPD approval and the subsequent decisions made...

RCoA responds to Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce...

04 Feb 2019

In response to the publication of NHS Improvement’s Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists report, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists supports the efforts of NHS Improvement to...

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards

01 Feb 2019

The 2019 Clinical Excellence Award round opens on Thursday 7 February and will close on Thursday 4 April. Consultants in England and Wales applying for a new award and/or applying for a renewal are advised to refer to our guidance here. Those seeking support for their...

Guidelines for Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2019

31 Jan 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce that the Guidelines for Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2019 (GPAS) have now been published. This is the first time that all chapters have been updated using our NICE accredited development process. NICE accreditation...

Anaesthetists to launch largest ever study of cardiac arrest during...

30 Jan 2019

Anaesthetists across the UK are due to commence the largest ever study of cardiac arrest occurring during general anaesthesia and surgery. Managed by the Health Services Research Centre on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Seventh National Audit Project (NAP7)...

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