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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UPDATE: Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5 % Solution for Injection

Further to the College’s previous announcement, the Medicines and Pharmacy Directorate at the Department of Health & Social Care has advised that...

Joint statement on the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia Associates

We welcome news of the General Medical Council being named as the regulator for Anaesthesia Associates. We look forward to working with the...

Fitter Better Sooner resources shortlisted for BMA Patient Information Award

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that the Fitter Better Sooner patient information toolkit on preparing for surgery, has...

RCoA responds to the government’s reply to the Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation consultation

In response to the government’s reply to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of...

RCoA response to GMC’s 2019 national training survey

In response to the findings of the GMC’s 2019 national training survey, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said...



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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