The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthetists 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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Joint statement on industrial action by junior doctors

The AAGBI, RCoA and FICM acknowledge the result of the BMA ballot of junior doctors in support of industrial action in England. While we continue to...

GPAS public consultation

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has produced draft chapters of the Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2016 for consultation...

NCEPOD’s ‘Just Say Sepsis’ report published today

The College commends NCEPOD’s detailed and important study, Just Say Sepsis, a review of the process of care received by patients with the condition...

Election to Council 2016 Candidates' Statements

Nominations for election to the Council of The Royal College of Anaesthetists were recently invited. Council comprises 20 Consultant seats, two SAS...

Improving the Lives of People with Chronic Pain

On 18 November 2015 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition came together with experts from the health sector to launch a booklet for Parliamentarians with...



The College is committed to developing a collaborative programme for the delivery of perioperative care across the UK. Watch our short film, read our vision document, and share your views.


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