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Worcestershire anaesthetists rewarded for high quality patient care

09 Jan 2019

Anaesthetists at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) was presented at a ceremony...

RCoA and NIHR Research Awards 2019

08 Jan 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for three awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and...

RCoA responds to NHS Long Term Plan

07 Jan 2019

In response to the publication of the long-term plan for the NHS Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Long Term Plan sets an ambitious course for the NHS over the next decade. Its success will be dependent on a number of other...

Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists...

21 Dec 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has written to health and social care providers on what they need to consider in the period leading up to March 2019 in case of a no deal Brexit. In response, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists have...

RCoA responds to Home Office future skills-based immigration system...

19 Dec 2018

Commenting on the recently published Government White Paper on the future immigration system  Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “For many years, our hospitals have relied on free movement, not only of clinicians, but also of non-...

Homerton University Hospital becomes first to be re-accredited with...

18 Dec 2018

The anaesthetic team at Homerton University Hospital today became the first to be re-accredited under the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) scheme.  The hospital became the first to receive the accreditation in October 2014...

Helping members comply with the Accessible Information Standard

18 Dec 2018

Adherence to the Accessible Information Standard means that the varying communication needs of patients should be considered when creating resources for use by the general public. As this also applies to online information to which patients may be redirected, the College has...

Revised College Strategic Plan 2018-2021

17 Dec 2018

Since the College's five-year Strategic Plan was implemented in 2016, it has continued to set the direction of not only of our work, but our vision for the future of anaesthesia. Now we are half way through the life of this Strategy, and with a new president and governance...

RCoA and Diabetes UK respond to report on the perioperative...

17 Dec 2018

Responding to the publication [Thursday 13 December 2018] of the ‘National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Deaths’ (NCEPOD) ‘High and Lows’ report, a review of the quality of adult diabetes care for patients who underwent a surgical procedure, Professor Ravi...

RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

12 Dec 2018

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work outside their conventional training placements. We have re-issued the guidance below and will continue to raise concerns with health...

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