The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.



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Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK

Over the last 12 months the Faculty of Pain Medicine has been developing a definitive reference source for how Pain Management Services should be...

The importance of Acute Pain Medicine

Dr Mark Rockett (Acute Pain Medicine consultant and FFPMRCA Examiner) chaired his first meeting of the Acute Pain Medicine Working Party in June. ...

NCEPOD report on Sepsis

The NCEPOD report on Sepsis will be launched at The Royal College of Surgeons of England on November 24th 2015.  For more information and to book a...

BJA Education Editorial Board Membership - paediatric anaesthesia

The British Journal of Anaesthesia invites applications for membership of the Editorial Board of BJA Education (formerly Continuing Education in...

President's statement from the Bulletin - now available online

All change at Red Lion Square! ‘You say goodbye and I say hello’ [Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles] As I write this, my first statement for the College...



The College is committed to developing a collaborative programme for the delivery of perioperative care across the UK. Watch our short film, read our vision document, and share your views.


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