Patient information leaflets and video resources

Patient information leaflets and video resources

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The patient information produced by the College is certified by the PIF Trusted Information Creator Kitemark accreditation scheme run by Patient Information Forum (PIF) for measuring the quality of health information.

The following is a series of leaflets to help you prepare for your anaesthetic. Each one has detailed information for the different types of operation or procedure you may be having.

The leaflets were developed jointly by the College and Association of Anaesthetists and other specialist anaesthesia societies.

NOTE: The Your anaesthetic for a broken hip leaflet has now been archived. Please contact if you would like to see a copy.

On the Faculty of Intensive Care website you can find information, including videos, on the patient journey before, during and after admission to an Intensive Care Unit. 

The two videos below are produced by Health and Care Innovations, a partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

View more of their videos in the national Health and Care Video Library.

The following video is specifically for patients having nerve blocks and is produced by Regional Anaesthesia UK, the specialist society for regional anaesthesia.