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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RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work...

Epsom & St Helier Hospitals’ anaesthetic team awarded for high quality patient care

Anaesthetists at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients....

Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the publication of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines...

One million interactions on the Lifelong Learning platform

Since the August 2018 launch of the Lifelong Learning platform, over one million interactions with the platform have taken place. This milestone is...

RCoA welcomes the Future of Surgery Report

Commenting on the ‘Future of Surgery’ report from the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of...



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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