Our five-year commitment

We know that we need to be agile and adept in supporting and training clinicians in the fields of anaesthesia, pain medicine and intensive care medicine to deliver the best possible care for patients.

Our new strategy that will take us to 2027 – sets out our commitment to provide you, the professionals in our specialities, with the tools and support you need, to be able to look after your own and each other’s welfare and to care for your patients.

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.