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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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...

RCoA responds to new NHS performance statistics

In response to the latest performance statistics released by NHS England, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “...

RCoA responds to NCEPOD report on cerebral palsy

Responding to the launch of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death’s Each and Every Need report on management of cerebral...



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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