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Feb 11, 2020

How has the Royal College of Anaethestists (RCoA) evolved over the years and why is perioperative medicine so crucial to its agenda? How has this leadership in perioperative medicine become a force for change and improvement worldwide and what are the common themes that emerge as we take a global perspective on the discipline?

The RCoA's global partnership programme is explained, how can perioperative medicine be part of helping less developed healthcare systems? The considerations are different but the principles remain the same.

The birth of the NHS gave parity of esteem to anaesthetists, the benefits of this are felt by us all in the Western world, could it be argued that this visionary decision might actually help other healthcare systems to evolve more rapidly?

Finally - where is the discipline these days? Leadership and the ability to see the bigger picture are part of it, as is communicating to that wider world with various innovations including this podcast which you, as a listener, are a part of.

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests Dr Liam Brennan, President of The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Professor Paul Myles, Director, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.