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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College and Faculty of Pain elections

Following the completion of the 2016-2017 RCoA elections for President and Vice Presidents we are pleased to announce that Dr Liam Brennan (Cambridge...

Dr Iain Moppett appointed as Deputy Director of NIAA-HSRC

We are delighted to announce that Dr Iain Moppett has been appointed as Deputy Director of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia's Health...

Junior Doctors’ contract negotiations

Commenting on the publication of an Acas statement setting out the terms of an agreement between the Government and the BMA, RCoA President Liam...

Get involved with GPAS development

The College is rolling out the new process by which we develop the chapters for the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS)...

NCAS is recruiting

NCAS is currently advertising for a number of exciting senior roles in the field of resolving concerns about the performance of doctors, dentists and...



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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