Royal College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The RCoA is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.


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Election to RCoA Council 2020: Nominations open

Nominations for election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. Council comprises 24 seats, made up of: 20 consultant...

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust anaesthetists rewarded for high quality patient care

Anaesthetists at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious...

RCoA demonstrates its commitment to the global health priority of patient safety on World Patient Safety Day 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is committed to improving patients’ safety, wellbeing and outcomes through the maintenance and advancement of...

Patient Safety Update published

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has issued their Patient Safety Update, which contains important learning regarding reported anaesthesia-...

Second PQIP Annual Report published

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is very pleased to support the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme’s (PQIP) second annual report.  PQIP is...



Our Fitter Better Sooner resources will provide you with the information you need to become fitter and better prepared for your operation. 

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