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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Carter review supports RCoA perioperative programme

Today’s publication of Lord Carter’s 18-month study into how the NHS can become safer and more efficient includes a number of recommendations aimed...

A Pain Medicine view on Shape of Training and Credentialing

The Shape of Training project was begun in the spring of 2012 with the appointment of Professor David Greenaway, but has its background in various...

Use of placebo surgery in surgical research

Professor Andrew Rice, Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College and an Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital...

Apply now for a Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow post

Applications are open for Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow (SCLF) posts which are open to Scottish ST trainees.  The RCoA is funding a further one...

Deputy Director to the NIAA Health Services Research Centre

Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Director to the NIAA's Health Services Research Centre (HSRC). This post is a three year fixed...



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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