Dennis has an anaesthetic

Our online Beano comic strip helps children understand what it’s like to have a general anaesthetic, using familiar characters to help reduce their anxiety about surgery.


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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.

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