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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Age and the Anaesthetist: RCoA response

Urgent action needed if an ageing healthcare workforce is to supply the healthcare needs of an ageing population   The single biggest challenge...

RCoA response to GMC on attainment in medical education and training

In response to the annual data and new research published today by the General Medical Council on doctors’ progression through medical education and...

Election to Council 2017

Nominations for Election to Council 2017 are now open.    

Information session for prospective Council members

13 September 2016, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm Those interested in standing for election are invited to attend an informal briefing. Along with a question and...

RCoA response to spending review

In response to the publication of the Health Committee’s report, Impact of the Spending Review on health and social care, Dr Liam Brennan, President...



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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