Patients and Relatives

These pages are designed to help patients and their relatives prepare for an anaesthetic, and to understand the benefits and risks of treatment. They were written with Patient Groups.

The Lay Committee is a key committee at the College which promotes communication between patients and anaesthesia professionals.

Patient News

24 Oct 2016
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, supported...
18 Jul 2016
Lay Committee members of the Royal College of...
14 Nov 2015
The updated patient information leaflet...
24 Jun 2015
The RCoA recognises the important work undertaken...

Who are Anaesthetists and how do they train?
Find out about anaesthesia in general, and details of specific procedures and operations.
Information leaflets developed specifically for children who are having an anaesthetic
Pages specially written for teenagers to help prepare for an anaesthetic
An award-winning series of leaflets explaining some of the risks associated with having an anaesthetic
Patient Safety and the Safe Anaesthesia Liason Group (SALG)
How to complain about your treatment
The Lay Committee (LC) represents and gives voice to patients within all aspects of College work
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