GPAS author recruitment

RCoA seeks new authors for GPAS chapters

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is currently looking for anaesthetists to take part in the full review of selected chapters from the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) for publication in 2023.

NICE Accredited GPAS chapters

All of our GPAS chapters are developed using a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) accredited development process. Accreditation by an external and nationally recognised body such as NICE adds to the credibility of the process and allows for a wider application of our guidelines. As part of this process, the RCoA commits to undertake a full review of each chapter every five years. We are looking for anaesthetists with experience in managing a service, and developing guidelines or similar documents, to contribute to the full review of the following GPAS chapters:

  • Anaesthesia Services in the Non-Theatre environment
  • Cardiac procedures
  • Day surgery
  • Neuroanaesthetic services
  • Thoracic procedures
  • Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery

What does being an author involve?

Each chapter is written by four or five authors. The authors are responsible for reviewing the existing chapter, reviewing relevant literature, drafting any changes to the existing chapter, grading the literature and recommendations, and responding to all consultation feedback. 

As an author you will be required to attend author’s meetings throughout the review process, however the majority of correspondence will be via email. 

Authors are supported by a GPAS Researcher who is responsible for conducting the literature search for each chapter, a GPAS Editor who is responsible for ensuring the chapter framework and style guide is adhered to, and a member of College staff who coordinates the process.

Each chapter will also have a Chapter Development Group (CDG) consisting of subject matter experts, anaesthetists of all grades, relevant specialist societies and a lay representative. The CDG are responsible for providing feedback to the authors during the drafting process. 

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in applying to become a GPAS author on any of the chapters listed above please complete the application form found below and send to

Authors will be able to claim CPD points for their contribution.

Deadline for GPAS author applications: 9am Monday 1st November.

GPAS Author application form

For further information please contact: 

Please see below for full author job descriptions:

GPAS ANTE chapter author job description

GPAS Cardiac chapter author job description

GPAS Day surgery chapter author job description

GPAS Neuro chapter author job description

GPAS Thoracic chapter author job description

GPAS Trauma and Ortho chapter author job description