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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RCoA and British Medical Association call for action on rest facilities for NHS staff

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the British Medical Association (BMA) are calling on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to...

Wirral hospital’s anaesthetic team recognised for high quality patient care

Anaesthetists at Wirral University Teaching Hospital have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The prestigious...

RCoA responds to ‘health care workforce in England’ report

Responding to the joint report from the Health Foundation, The Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal...

Position statement in support of reopening the Associate Specialist grade

  This position statement sets out the view of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists that the grade of Associate...

RCoA welcomes Each Baby Counts progress report

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths,  Chair of the Clinical Quality and Research Board  at the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome the...



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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