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.
 

News

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Dr David Selwyn appointed as Director of the Centre for Perioperative Care

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr David Selwyn as the inaugural Director of the Centre for...

The pioneering Centre for Perioperative Care launched to improve patients’ lives and save the NHS money

The Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) is being launched today by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, as a cross-specialty, national centre...

RCoA President and Vice-President Elections

Following the completion of the 2019-2020 Royal College of Anaesthetists elections for President and Vice Presidents, the College is pleased to...

Fight Fatigue campaign welcomes confirmed NHS England trust funding for rest facilities

We welcome the recent announcement that every NHS Trust in England will receive funding towards improving rest facilities, following an agreement...

RCoA’s first infographic for patients provides clear advice on events and risks of anaesthesia

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has published its first infographic for patients – Common events and risks in anaesthesia. Illustrating risk with...

 

 

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.

Events

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  • 17 Jun 2019 to 19 Jun 2019
    Stay ahead of the curve and join us for three days of new ideas in anaesthesia, critical care and pain management....
  • 21 Jun 2019
    Hear about best anaesthetic practice, maintain your competence and earn CPD points to aid revalidation at our CPD study...