Royal College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The RCoA 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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Annual Review 2018

The College’s 2018 Annual Review and Financial Statements 2017-2018 have been published and are available online and for download. The annual review...

Patient Safety Update published

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has issued their Patient Safety Update, which contains important learning regarding reported anaesthesia-...

Tom Grinyer to leave RCoA after four years of strong strategic leadership

Responding to the news that Royal College of Anaesthetists' Chief Executive, Tom Grinyer, has accepted the role of Chief Executive of the British...

New guideline: Prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia

A new guideline offering practical guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia will be published...

Council members help reduce the College’s carbon footprint, one step (or cycle ride) at a time

Hot on the heels of the College publishing its first Sustainability Strategy – members of College Council are taking the serious task of reducing the...



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