Media Centre

Media Centre

Press releases, information and journalist support.

Welcome to the College's media centre – the hub for all media enquiries, including requests for quotes, statements and interviews. You can also find information here about the College and general statistics about anaesthesia.

Office hours
The office is staffed from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Out of hours media contact: 07711 767377.

Media contacts
020 7092 1551

Charlie Haddon, Press Officer
020 7092 1537

Distribution list
To join our press release distribution list, email us with your contact details and the media outlet you work for.

RCoA in the Media
Find a selection of recent pieces of media coverage showcasing the specialty of anaesthesia and work of the College via our key spokespeople.

Journalist support

We can provide urgent and detailed media comments and quotes on topics covering:

  • primary and social care
  • patient safety
  • workforce
  • health research
  • quality and standards
  • perioperative care
  • drug concerns
  • prehabilitative medicine (fitness, nutrition, mental health)
  • government papers
  • recommendations for hospitals and more.

Previous press releases and statements issued by the College can be found in our news archive.

If you require a reactive comment or quote from the College, please contact

All of our Council members are working anaesthetists and have been media trained. They are drawn from a wide range of subspecialties and are available for expert comment on specific medical topics, as well on more general issues affecting the wider UK healthcare sector.

If you require a reactive comment or quote from the College, please contact

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