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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...

FPM release framework for pain services for cancer and life-...

25 Feb 2019

The Faculty along with the Association for Palliative Medicine, Association of Cancer Physicians and the Royal College of Radiologists (Faculty of Clinical Oncology), have written a framework for pain service provisions for adults in the UK who have cancer or life-limiting...

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RCoA responds to NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing...

20 Feb 2019

Responding to Health Education England’s publication of the report from the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, Dr Janice Fazackerley, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “Staff wellbeing and patient safety are intertwined and it’s been...

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...

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