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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Academy comment on Health Secretary letter to JDC Chair

Commenting on the letter from Secretary of State to Dr Johann Malawana, Chair of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee, Professor Sue Bailey Chair of the...

President's statement from the Bulletin - now available online

It’s good to talk ‘To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war’ [Winston Churchill] The College rarely comments on contractual issues, but the...

Integrating care throughout the patient’s surgical journey

How can we harness multi-disciplinary working, reduce variation and improve patient outcomes? Tuesday, 9 February 2016 About this event Aimed at...

Patient Safety Update published

The Patient Safety Update outlining cases reported from April to June 2015 is now available on the new SALG website for download. The Update is in a...

Shortage of suxamethonium injection

DH/CMU have recently received a number of queries  about the supply of suxamethonium injection following the termination of several secondary care...



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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