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 Council 2020: announcement of candidates

Nominations for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists were recently invited. This year there are three consultant vacancies....

RCoA response to Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report Time to Solve Childhood Obesity

Dame Sally Davies’ report sets out comprehensive recommendations for the bold action that must be taken to prioritise children’s health and tackle...

RCoA recommends appointment of local Anaphylaxis Leads

The NAP6 project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists identified that perioperative anaphylaxis, though generally managed promptly and competently...

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital anaesthetists rewarded for high quality patient care

Anaesthetists at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the...

Joint guidance on the impact of a no-deal Brexit

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has issued a statement warning of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit to patient safety and the healthcare sector...



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