The Royal College of Anaesthesiologists have announced their venue for Anaesthesia 2019 (20-22 May 2019) at etc Venues in St. Paul’s, London -   More details on event to follow soon. They are also starting plans for their 2020 meeting which will be a Tripartite meeting, to be held in Manchester in the 3rd week of May 2020.  It is likely to be a 3 day event.

The National Clinical Programme for Pathology is in the process of producing guidelines to add to the  National Laboratory Handbook. The following two guidelines are ready for external consultation: Laboratory testing for hereditary haemochromatosis Laboratory testing for  hyperprolactinaemia The Fellows of the College of Anaesthesiologists have been offered the opportunity to participate in the consultation process. Feedback can be given on each guideline through the link below. The deadline for receipt of submissions is 17:00hrs on Monday 24th September 2018. All feedback will be greatly appreciated by the National Clinical Programme for Pathology.

The Professionalism in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine Report is a speciality specific guide to professionalism and ethics to sit alongside the Medical Council’s Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics. Download Professionalism in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine Report (pdf). President Kevin Carson provides a foreword for the report as follows: "Professionalism is the cornerstone of professional integrative practice that has its roots in a robust training and education, underpinned by current and innovative research, scrutinised by appropriate tests of knowledge and competencies to ensure the highest standards of patient safety throughout

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland’s new Critical Care Simulation area officially launches on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Former Irish international rugby player Jamie Heaslip is conducting the formal opening. We are embarking on an exciting new phase for simulation training at the College, with the launch of the Critical Care Simulation Suite. The new simulation area covers the whole third floor of the mews building and offers trainees enhanced facilities with two simulation bays, a control room and a viewing and tutorial room. This new simulated environment reproduces almost to perfection

This report by the Medical Council of Ireland provides an overview of outcomes achieved and the opportunities available to ensure Maintenance of Professional Competence remains relevant, all the while ensuring that the systems to monitor and support doctors remain efficient and effective. Through the regulation of doctors, the Medical Council enhances patient safety in Ireland. In operation since 1979, the Medical Council is an independent statutory organisation, charged with fostering and ensuring good medical practice. It ensures high standards of education, training and practice among doctors, and acts in the