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Election to RCoA Council 2020: Nominations open

22 Jul 2019

Nominations for election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. Council comprises 24 seats, made up of: 20 consultant seats 2 SAS doctor seats and 2 trainee seats. The vacancies and timetable for 2020 are as follows: 3 consultant vacancies: Those...

Change of date for the February 2020 MCQ

22 Aug 2019

Please note that the FFPMRCA MCQ which was advertised as taking place on Wednesady 5th February 2020 will now be taking place on Thursday 6th February 2020. This is due to the clash with hospital changeover.  For more information on exams please see here.

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...

RCoA appoints Jonathan Brüün as new Chief Executive

21 Aug 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to confirm the appointment of Jonathan Brüün as its new Chief Executive, joining January 2020. Jonathan is currently the Chief Executive of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) where he has been responsible for their substantial...

Curriculum Review Survey - Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum 2020

12 Aug 2019

A survey for College Fellows and Members to provide comments and feedback on the proposed High-level Learning Outcomes (HLOs) for the new 2020 Anaesthetics curriculum, is open. The survey will close on 2 September 2019. The College is running a large project to re-write the...

National recognition for Dudley Group anaesthetics

09 Aug 2019

Anaesthetists at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients by achieving the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). ACSA promotes quality...

RCoA responds to the government agreeing to place anaesthesia on...

07 Aug 2019

In response to the government agreeing to place anaesthesia on the Shortage Occupation List, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased the government has agreed to implement the Migration Advisory...

RCoA responds to the government's green paper ‘Advancing our...

24 Jul 2019

In response to the government's green paper ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the government’s green paper ‘Advancing our health: prevention...

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.

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