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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Interim SAS Survey Results

The RCoA recently carried out its first survey of Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors for which we would like to thank our SAS colleagues...

SNAP-2: EPICCS now launched

The 2nd Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care after Surgery (EPICCS) study has launched around the UK. More than 2,200...

On World Sleep Day, time to take action on doctor fatigue

Today is World Sleep Day and we join with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland in calling for action on the issue of safe...

2015-16 Annual Review and Financial Statements

The RCoA Annual Review 2015-16 and Financial Statements 2015-16 are now available online and for download. Annual Review 2015-16 Financial Statements...

RCoA response to Spring Budget 2017

Reacting to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The Government’s decision to...


This year 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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