Get involved

Get involved

Your College thrives because of its strong and active membership. As we are keen to involve you in our work to help shape future strategy, we've created numerous volunteering roles for fellows and members within the College.

Whether you have ten minutes or ten hours a month, or whether you can travel or prefer to engage locally or remotely, there is a role for you. We value your time and support.

Please see below the opportunities you have to get involved.

Below are details for the numerous opportunities for you to get involved with the College. Also, to give you a taste of what doing the role might be like, we have included interviews and podcasts from some of our fellows and members who are already involved.

Your opportunities

Volunteer as an AAC Assessor – individuals who have volunteered to act as RCoA representatives on Appointments Advisory Committees.

Become a Clinical Reviewer for ACSA visits. ACSA is a voluntary scheme for NHS and independent sector organisations that offers quality improvement through peer review. 

The official magazine for members of the College which is published bi-monthly and distributed to over 18,000 anaesthetists worldwide. Please click on the below link for information on how you can submit an article for consideration. 

The International Anaesthetist is the College's quarterly e-newsletter sent to our fellows and members based outside of the UK. 

The College welcomes applications from doctors interested in acting as a CPD Assessor. Full support is provided by the College CPD Team and the team also sends each CPD Assessor an annual report detailing the event reviews they have completed, for use in their own CPD portfolios. More information on criteria, responsibilities and how to apply is available here.

Put yourself forward as a Country Champion – the main contact in your country of residence through whom the College can disseminate updates of interest, and to whom the College can approach for country specific information. 

The Education Programme and Quality Working Group have been set up to drive and approve the detailed elements of the College’s event programme, as well as the production, coverage and quality of new online content. 

  • More information on criteria, responsibilities and how to apply is available here.
  • An Insider's View: an Education Programme and Quality Working Group member – read an interview with Dr Gina Allen from the March 2020 issue of the College Bulletin here.

Lead in the design of the programme of a specific College educational event. 

Are you involved in new or innovative work in anaesthesia? Would you like the opportunity to share best practice of your work or the work of your department on a national stage? Would you like the opportunity to influence key policy makers and College activity whilst raising your profile? Our event speakers are able to present on a national stage at one of our educational events, webinars, online presentations or podcasts. 

Find out if you are eligible to become a Primary or Final FRCA examiner and join a warm and welcoming team of professionals dedicated to upholding standards in anaesthetic training. 

Join the Membership Engagement Panel (MEP). The panel is a group of more than 3,500 fellows and members at all career stages who help shape the College's strategy by sharing their thoughts, ideas and experiences by completing regular surveys and attending occasional focus groups. 

  • More information on criteria, responsibilities and how to apply is available here.
  • An Insider’s View: being a member of the Membership Engagement Panel (MEP)
    – read an article with examples of the work of the MEP, and quotes from Dr Nicoletta Fossati, Dr Mark Withers and Dr Anna Schumann from the September 2020 issue of the College Bulletin here.

This role is endorsed by the RCoA Global Partnerships Department. This role is for a member who is appropriately trained to be responsible for the supervision and management of a named doctor’s educational progress during a training placement in a low or middle income country. 

To be able to take full advantage of College benefits
and be involved in College initiatives