Clinical Quality, Standards and Safety

Guidelines and standards are essential to establish and maintain good anaesthesia practice and high quality service, reflecting the changing UK healthcare environment - specifically as it affects anaesthetists.

The College represents the profession to the departments of health and various regulators throughout the UK. We aim for the professional standards represented here to be current and applicable to all UK public and independent healthcare environments so they may provide clear and concise direction.

Clinical News

18 Apr 2017
Executive summary Studies on immature animals...
07 Apr 2017
NCEPOD are recruiting a multi-disciplinary group...
04 Apr 2017
Responding to the House of Lords Select Committee...
30 Mar 2017
Responding to the publication of NHS England’s...

Voluntary scheme for NHS & independent sector organisations offering improvement through peer review
Key flagship publications from the College with recommended standards of clinical practice
Clinical incident reporting and patient safety updates
Good practice guidance for departments of anaesthesia, invited reviews, audit protocols and more
Doctors returning to work may find these resources and information helpful
RCoA Assessors attend AACs for appointment of consultant & non-consultant grade anaesthetists
View and search Clinical Standards publications, guidelines and standards
Contact Members of the Clinical Standards Directorate
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