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 and Association of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work...

Homerton University Hospital becomes first to be re-accredited with prestigious quality improvement award

The anaesthetic team at Homerton University Hospital today became the first to be re-accredited under the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)...

Helping members comply with the Accessible Information Standard

Adherence to the Accessible Information Standard means that the varying communication needs of patients should be considered when creating resources...

Revised College Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Since the College's five-year Strategic Plan was implemented in 2016, it has continued to set the direction of not only of our work, but our vision...

Christmas and New Year 2019

Please note the College will close for the Christmas and New Year break from Monday 24 December. A full service to fellows and members will commence...



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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