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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MCAI ceasing to be recognised as an exempting exam from 1 April 2015

19 Dec 2014
With effect from 1 April 2015 the Membership examination of the College of Anaesthetists of...

Social Media Policy

19 Dec 2014
The College has produced a new Social Media Policy, to offer members, employees and the public...

NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death and serious harm from...

19 Dec 2014
NHS England have issued an alert warning of the risk of serious patient harm resulting from...

National tariff payment system 2015/2016

19 Dec 2014
The College's response to this consultation is as follows: Pain Management Services Multi-...

Improving complaint handling across the NHS and social care

18 Dec 2014
The RCoA has consulted with clinical and lay members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists....



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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