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 provides guidance on reflection

The College is aware that many of our fellows and members, but particularly anaesthetists in training, continue to be concerned by the issues arising...

RCoA responds to medical workforce expansion plans

Responding to the Government’s plans to build five new medical schools in England by 2020, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of...

Tackling the effects of fatigue

Following the tragic death of an anaesthetic trainee who fell asleep at the wheel while driving home after a night shift, the Royal College of...

Annual General Meeting 2018

The RCoA's Annual General Meeting will take place as part of our Anaesthesia 2018 meeting on Tuesday 22 May. As per College Regulations, I would like...

RCoA responds to NHS Reality Check report

In response to the NHS Reality Check Update 2018 report, released today by the Royal College of Physicians, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal...



The College is committed to developing a collaborative programme for the delivery of perioperative care across the UK. Watch our short film, read our vision document, and share your views.


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