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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Election of RCoA President

27 May 2015
Dr Liam Brennan, Consultant Anaesthetist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge has been elected...

RCoA Census 2015

21 May 2015
The College Census 2015 is now live. An email with the census link has been sent to all...

Opportunities in Genomic Medicine for NHS employees

27 May 2015
Genomic technologies and information will transform medical practice across the clinical...

Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and Assessment...

27 May 2015
The Lay Committee of the The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have responded, on behalf of...

RCoA President awarded Honorary Fellowship from the CAI

27 May 2015
Dr J-P van Besouw, the RCoA President, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The College...



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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