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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RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work...

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists will be held as follows: Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 12:40pm etc venues St Pauls 200...

Worcestershire anaesthetists rewarded for high quality patient care

Anaesthetists at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The...

RCoA and NIHR Research Awards 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for three awards in conjunction with the National Institute...

RCoA responds to NHS Long Term Plan

In response to the publication of the long-term plan for the NHS Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The...



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

Download the leaflets and view the animation here.


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