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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Frances Jaye Compassionate Care Awards launched

17 Sep 2014
Do you know a front line care giver whether a doctor, nurse, allied health professional or...

Admission of RCoA President and Vice-Presidents

17 Sep 2014
At a meeting of Council held today: Dr J-P van Besouw was admitted as President for the year...

NHS Sustainability Day - 26 March 2015

16 Sep 2014
The NHS Sustainability Day was established in 2012 by Trevor Payne, Director of Estates and...

Consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice: Mental...

15 Sep 2014
The Lay Committee members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists have commented on the proposed...

Seasonal flu vaccination 2014/2015

15 Sep 2014
Please note information received from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies,...



The appointment of a departmental RCoA-DAS Airway Lead was recommended by The Difficult Airway Society (DAS), in the NAP4 report and strongly recommended by the RCoA.


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