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RCoA President and Vice-President Elections

17 May 2019

Following the completion of the 2019-2020 Royal College of Anaesthetists elections for President and Vice Presidents, the College is pleased to announce Professor Ravi Mahajan (Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust) has been re-elected College President for a second year. Dr...

Fight Fatigue campaign welcomes confirmed NHS England trust funding...

17 May 2019

We welcome the recent announcement that every NHS Trust in England will receive funding towards improving rest facilities, following an agreement reached between the government and the BMA.  The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Association of Anaesthetists, and the Faculty of...

RCoA’s first infographic for patients provides clear advice on...

13 May 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has published its first infographic for patients – Common events and risks in anaesthesia. Illustrating risk with an infographic is a helpful way for patients of all reading abilities to understand complex information. The risks associated with...

RCoA responds to the NHS Confederation consultation defining the...

30 Apr 2019

As the focus of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships shifts naturally to population health, increased responsibility for ICSs in local workforce decisions seems a logical evolution to ensure that the services they provide reflect the...

FPM response to government plans to improve packaging warnings for...

29 Apr 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is pleased to see that the government is moving forward with plans to improve the packaging warnings on all Opioid and Opioid containing medications. We have been involved in an initiative led by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

RCoA responds to The Royal College of Physicians calling for more...

29 Apr 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) supports the call by the Royal College of Physicians for more research to be undertaken within NHS Trusts across England. Clinical research is the backbone of patient care and the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) at the...

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust take home the Anaesthesia...

26 Apr 2019

The anaesthetic team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust was named Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year at the 2019 BMJ Awards held in London on Wednesday 24 April. The BMJ Awards celebrate excellence in the delivery of clinicians and the teams they work...

2019 Annual General Meeting

26 Apr 2019

The College’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday 21 May in London as part of our Anaesthesia 2019 event at etc venues St Paul’s. The AGM agenda is available here. If you are not attending Anaesthesia 2019 but would still like to attend the AGM please email...

RCoA responds to implementing the NHS Long Term Plan – proposals...

24 Apr 2019

The Long Term Plan sets an ambitious course for the NHS and we welcome the aim of this consultation to amend legislation which creates barriers to the integration of services. The RCoA has supported better integration of services since the inception of the 44 STPs outlined in...

Annual Review 2018

18 Apr 2019

The College’s 2018 Annual Review and Financial Statements 2017-2018 have been published and are available online and for download. The annual review summarises what was an important year for the College. It provides detailed reports from all College directorates, including...

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