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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RCoA responds to NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission report

Responding to Health Education England’s publication of the report from the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, Dr Janice...

BMJ Awards 2019: RCoA congratulates finalists

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the anaesthetic teams within the below hospitals and Trusts, for being shortlisted for the...

Dedicated care before and after surgery offers patients a ‘teachable moment’ to improve long term health

Exercise and nutritional support before an operation could reduce the time patients spend recovering in hospital after surgery, according to new...

Fatigue and its role in night surgery adverse events

Responding to the publication of a paper in the British Journal of Anaesthesia that reports a higher incidence of adverse patient safety events...

RCoA response to the consultation outcome on the regulation of medical associate professionals

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published its response to the consultation on ‘the regulation of medical associate professionals...



Our Fitter Better Sooner resources will provide you with the information you need to become fitter and better prepared for your operation. 

Download the leaflets and view the animation here.


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