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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Access to drugs stored in anaesthetic rooms

The RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)  recognise that secure drug storage makes an important contribution to...

Early Day Motion (EDM) for Chronic Pain

Jim Shannon MP for Strangford has supported an early day motion at Westminster on chronic pain which has been brought to our attention through the...

Acute Pain Trainee Survey

The RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear from you as anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees about your experience of, and plans for...

RCoA Census Report launch

The RCoA has today published its Medical Workforce Census Report 2015, providing the most comprehensive data on all aspects of the UK anaesthesia...

GMC seeks three new Council members

The General Medical Council (GMC) is recruiting three new members for its Council to help drive forward its work for the next four years. They are...



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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