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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RCoA response to CfWI Report

02 Mar 2015
In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care workforce The Royal College of...

UK Shape of Training Steering Group

24 Feb 2015
The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the recent statement from the UK Shape of...

Patient Safety Update published

02 Mar 2015
The latest Patient Safety Update is now available to download. The update includes: Rare events...

Quality Assurance of the CPD Approval Scheme

26 Feb 2015
Each year the Revalidation and CPD Team at the College produces a quality assurance report of...

Participate in the NICE Preoperative Tests Survey

26 Feb 2015
NICE is planning to update the 2003 guidance on preoperative testing.  The NICE Guideline...



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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