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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RCoA highlights its key priorities in the Academy 2015 Manifesto

17 Apr 2015
The College has contributed to the Academy 2015 Manifesto which is the first of its kind, and...

ACCEA 2015 National Awards

14 Apr 2015
We are pleased to announce that the ACCEA 2015 National Awards Round has opened today, Tuesday...

Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care...

22 Apr 2015
The RCoA is a member of The Intercollegiate Advisory Committee on Sedation in Dentistry. The...

Lead Dean for Anaesthesia

21 Apr 2015
Brigadier Robin Simpson, has now been appointed Lead Dean for Anaesthesia. Please click here to...

GPICS Published – Guidelines for ICM Services (2015)

21 Apr 2015
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and the Intensive Care Society (ICS) are proud to...



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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