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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Princess Royal praises anaesthetists

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, today addressed over 200 delegates at the 2016 Patient Safety Conference hosted by the Safe Anaesthesia...

Anaesthetists in Training: your views on morale & welfare

The past year has been exceptionally challenging for all of us working in healthcare but particularly for anaesthetist in training. At the Royal...

RCoA response to MBRRACE maternal deaths report

In response to the publication of the MBRRACE-UK report1, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “Maternal...

Election to Council Results 2017

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Monday, 5 December at 5:00 pm. The College can confirm the following...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland 2017 Nominations

Nominations for election to the Scottish Advisory Board of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open.  The vacancy and timetable are set out...


In 2017 the RCoA will celebrate 25 years since gaining its Royal Charter. Click here for further information on all our planned activities.



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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