Patients and Carers

Welcome to the patient information area.

This area is designed for you and others involved in your care to find out more about:

You have a separate section on information to read if your child has an anaesthetic with examples of information to share with children of different ages.

This information has been written by the College's Patient Information Group, which includes patient representatives and experts in different areas of anaesthesia.

March 2018: new leaflets on Sedation explained and Caring for someone who has had a general anaesthetic or sedation are now available.


Common concerns and frequently asked questions
Information leaflets developed for you and your carers about anaesthesia
Find out about anaesthesia – a general overview
A series of leaflets explaining some of the risks associated with having an anaesthetic
Who are anaesthetists and how do they train?
Information leaflets developed specifically for children who are having an anaesthetic
Information on a wide range of anaesthetic related topics
A Group of patient representatives and experts in different areas of anaesthesia