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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MCAI ceasing to be recognised as an exempting exam from 1 April 2015

19 Dec 2014
With effect from 1 April 2015 the Membership examination of the College of Anaesthetists of...

Survey on Intraoperative Behaviours

27 Jan 2015
RCoA members are invited to participate in this research study on intraoperative behaviours at...

NHS Complaints and Clinical Failure

26 Jan 2015
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has invited written evidence on the issue of...

RCoA calls for joined up care for high risk surgical patients

23 Jan 2015
Today, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) shared its vision for the future of...

The Facing Africa Anaesthetic Fellowship

23 Jan 2015
The Facing Africa Anaesthetic Fellowship is a venture between the Royal College of...



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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