Patient Information Leaflets


The above leaflets have been written for patients and are available via the links below:

Patient information series
A series of guides to help you prepare for your anaesthetic – developed jointly by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI). They give general guidance and discuss specific aspects of care.

Information for teenagers, children and parents
Information for children of different ages and circumstances.

The risks of anaesthesia
Information about specific risks, concerns and complications of anaesthesia.  We have written a guide to risks and probability designed to be read in conjunction with this series.

Commercial printing
We have made arrangements with our printer for hospitals who wish to order large print runs of our patient and children information leaflets. Please click here for more information and to contact the printers directly to place your order.  Alternatively, the College is happy to provide a copy of each leaflet - please contact us directly for your free copy: You may also download, read on-line or print copies of the leaflets locally or at home from this website by using the links above.