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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Princess Royal praises anaesthetists

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, today addressed over 200 delegates at the 2016 Patient Safety Conference hosted by the Safe Anaesthesia...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland 2017 Nominations

Nominations for election to the Scottish Advisory Board of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open.  The vacancy and timetable are set out...

Delays to BJA & BJA Education November and December issues

Please note that due to a production delay from our suppliers, which was outside of our control, dispatch of the November issues of the British...

RCoA Trainer Award deadline extended

The deadline to nominate your trainer for the RCoA’s 25th Anniversary Trainer Award has been extended to 5pm on Monday 19 December, 2016. This new...

RCoA supports development of resources to drive & deliver patient...

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is pleased to support the launch of a major health accreditation initiative today, designed to improve...


In 2017 the RCoA will celebrate 25 years since gaining its Royal Charter. Click here for further information on all our planned activities.



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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