The RCoA is often asked to distribute external surveys to our members

Requests are regularly submitted by research-active members regarding the distribution of surveys relating to anaesthetists and their practice. Whilst the College does not directly distribute external surveys, we will advertise them on this page and in our established member communications, subject to approval. Members wishing to submit a survey should closely follow the guidance on this page. 

Members wishing to make a survey submission should complete an RCoA Survey Application Form and return it to  Please read the form and this guidance carefully before submitting.

Survey Submission Guidelines

  • approved surveys are shared as links on this webpage or electronically as part of established RCoA communication channels – only apply if your project is using an online survey tool
  • the scheduling of all survey distribution and the inclusion of specific surveys is at the RCoA’s discretion
  • please be aware that the RCoA also runs its own surveys of members and your project may clash with ongoing RCoA work
  • there may also be a number of surveys awaiting distribution and your project timescales may not line up with RCoA capacity
  • the RCoA will not bulk email its members with a message specific to your survey, nor will it coordinate physical mail-outs of survey materials
  • survey links will only be circulated following review by members of Council for relevance to the overall RCoA strategy, and a subsequent methodological review by members of the CR&I Executive Management Board. Applicants with fixed data collection time-frames should plan several weeks’ lead-in time for any submission to accommodate this, plus any changes required by the reviewers to the survey contents
  • return completed Survey Application Forms to


Please Note

Whilst the RCoA has agreed to circulate the links for these surveys for the interest of its members, unless otherwise noted, neither the RCoA nor the CR&I are members of the survey teams or official sponsors of any of these research projects.

Current Surveys

Decolonisation in global healthcare

You are invited to participate in a global, online survey assessing awareness and attitudes regarding decolonisation in global healthcare. The questionnaire-based study has been approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee at the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, India. The study titled, “Decolonization in global healthcare: assessing awareness and perspectives among the global surgical and anaesthesiology communities” is designed as an online questionnaire-based survey to be administered to the global surgical and anaesthesiology community, and aims to compare the perceptions regarding various components (such as  training, research & resource allocation) of global healthcare decolonization between healthcare professionals from high income (HIC) and low-middle income countries (LMICs). The survey closes on 31 July 2024. 


Single-shot spinals: To gown or not to gown? 

There is a wide variation of practice internationally with regards to wearing a sterile gown to perform spinal anaesthesia. What is the evidence and should we be gowning for single-shot spinals? You are invited to share your thoughts in this survey.  The survey closes on 30 June 2024. 


Enhanced recovery after  instrumented spine surgery

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a topic of increasing interest in medicine and society. Through evidence-based perioperative recommendations, ERAS aims to improve the quality and efficiency of surgical care, thereby improving outcomes whilst reducing healthcare costs and staffing requirements. ERAS was designed and successfully implemented in gastrointestinal and joint replacement surgery, and is now being expanded to various other major surgical procedures.

This survey is designed to assess current ERAS practices in instrumented spine surgery. Its goal is to identify key areas of improvement to steer further research and enable better and earlier assessments of surgical innovations.  

Access the survey here.  The survey closes on 30 June 2024.  


Do you have a survey you wish to submit to the College?
Please ensure that you complete a Survey Application Form in full before making your submission. If you have any queries, please contact us for advice.