"I'd like to extend you a very warm welcome to the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
You may be an existing member, or you may be looking at joining our specialty or becoming a member. Whatever your circumstances, being a fellow or member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, means you are an integral part of a growing specialty."
How we support our members
Our fellows and members will always remain central to the work of the College, as will our commitment to building a strong, supportive and inclusive membership and professional body.
The College, its Council and staff are committed to:
- supporting members throughout their careers by setting recruitment, training and assessment standards, we attract and support the best doctors into our specialty
- setting and maintaining the highest standards for anaesthesia and patient care
- championing anaesthesia by engaging members, policy makers and the public to provide our specialty and our membership with a powerful and collective voice
- resourcing the future of anaesthesia by demonstrating public benefit and invest in the future of anaesthesia.
How your membership counts
Through your membership, the College is able to carry out important work in clinical standards, patient safety and research. This includes:
- the National Audit Projects and the Sprint National Anaesthesia Projects, which have focused on perioperative anaphylaxis and critical care respectively
- the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) scheme, with benefits delivered to patients, clinicians and anaesthetic departments across the UK
- the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit which has helped save hundreds of patients’ lives each year since its inception
- keeping our NICE accredited anaesthetic standards setting document, Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services, up to date.
If you would like to get more involved with the College, there are a number of ways to do so, from assisting with College events, joining the Membership Engagement Panel, to becoming an ACSA reviewer or an examiner.
Benefits of membership
Membership of the College provides a variety of benefits to both you as an individual member, but also to the specialty of anaesthesia.
More information about these benefits can be found here.