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.

In collaboration with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the Intensive Care Society and the Association of Anaesthetists we are urgently reviewing and revising clinical guidance to provide the UK anaesthetic and intensive care community with up-to-date clinical information, guidance and resources needed to manage COVID-19.