The Royal College of Anaesthetists

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, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.



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Liverpool hospitals recognised for high quality patient care

Anaesthetists at two Liverpool hospitals have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The anaesthetic departments...

The Anaesthetist – by your side when it matters booklet launches

To celebrate World Anaesthesia Day (16 October 2018), the Royal College of Anaesthetists has today launched a booklet entitled, The Anaesthetist – by...

RCoA welcomes the regulation of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia)

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care’s decision to proceed with the regulation of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia), Professor...

Election to Council 2019: Announcement of Candidates

Nominations for election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists were recently invited. Council comprises 20 Consultant seats, two SAS...

RCoA responds to Care Quality Commission’s ‘State of Care’ report

As the single largest group of hospital doctors, anaesthetists are driving the evolution of integrated perioperative care, coordinating a joined-up...



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