Clinical Quality, Standards and Safety

Guidelines and standards are essential to establish and maintain good anaesthesia practice and high quality service, reflecting the changing UK healthcare environment - specifically as it affects anaesthetists.

The College represents the profession to the departments of health and various regulators throughout the UK. We aim for the professional standards represented here to be current and applicable to all UK public and independent healthcare environments so they may provide clear and concise direction.

Clinical News

06 Oct 2016
The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group is delighted...
03 Oct 2016
The Patient Safety Update outlining cases...
29 Sep 2016
All healthcare professionals have a...
27 Sep 2016
The RCoA has welcomed the opportunity to respond...

A voluntary scheme for NHS and independent sector organisations that offers quality improvement through peer review
Key flagship publications from the College with recommended standards of clinical practice
Clinical incident reporting and patient safety updates
Good practice guidance for departments of anaesthesia, invited reviews, audit protocols and more
Doctors returning to work may find these resources and information helpful
College Assessors attend AACs for the appointment of consultant and non-consultant grade anaesthetists
View and search Clinical Standards publications, guidelines and standards
Contact Members of the Clinical Standards Directorate
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