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

06 Feb 2018
The Difficult Airway Society in collaboration...
02 Feb 2018
The anaesthetic department at the Walton Centre...
24 Jan 2018
The revised Never Events policy and framework and...
19 Jan 2018
The Patient Safety Update outlining cases...

Voluntary scheme for NHS & independent sector organisations offering improvement through peer review
Launch of a health accreditation initiative, designed to improve patient care & provide consistency for clinicians
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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