2021 Anaesthetics Curriculum

The 2021 Anaesthetics Curriculum has now received approval from the General Medical Council (GMC), and will be implemented on 4 August 2021. To support members during implementation, the College:

  • has developed comprehensive guidance and resources for anaesthetists in training and trainers
  • is developing updated guidance for the dual CCT programmes in conjunction with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
  • has started development of the 2021 curriculum within the Lifelong Learning Platform.

Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK.

Working with our members, we ensure the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.