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.

Working with our members, we ensure the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.

Our Medical Workforce Census 2020 is out for data contribution. We encourage all fellows and members to support their Clinical Directors & College Tutors by providing robust data. Reliable data is essential to raising workforce concerns & campaigning for change.

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