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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Election to RCoA Council 2020: Nominations open

Nominations for election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. Council comprises 24 seats, made up of: 20 consultant...

Open letter to PM calling for health to be at heart of Brexit negotiations

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to ask you to put patient safety and protecting the nation’s health at the heart of Brexit negotiations by...

RCoA appoints Jonathan Brüün as new Chief Executive

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to confirm the appointment of Jonathan Brüün as its new Chief Executive, joining January 2020. Jonathan...

Curriculum Review Survey - Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum 2020

A survey for College Fellows and Members to provide comments and feedback on the proposed High-level Learning Outcomes (HLOs) for the new 2020...

National recognition for Dudley Group anaesthetics

Anaesthetists at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients by achieving the...



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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