The professional organisation in the UK which is responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia, educating and training consultant anaesthetists and setting standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain management.
13] The expert panel that reviewed 184 cases of major airway complications in the Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society concludes that poor judgment (59%) and education/training (49%) are the second and third most frequent causal and contributory factors (next to patient factors; 77%), respectively.
It comes after concerns from medical groups over the Welsh Government's progress in implementing plans to improve diagnosis and survival rates, with the Royal College of Anaesthetists warning patients faced "sub-optimal care" or having surgery cancelled due to a lack of critical care beds.
And Dr Ian Johnson, chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Advisory Board in Wales, warned that a lack of critical care beds meant cancer patients had difficulty accessing services and it was dif-ficult to discharge patients due to a lack of beds.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists with 16,000 members has slammed the Bill saying: "Unfettered competition is likely to harm the provision of comprehensive integrated care, affect clinically indicated changes to service provision, widen health inequalities and may impact adversely on the education and training of tomorrow's doctors.
Endorsed by: Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Australian Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK).