Through its Co-authorship, Partnership, Endorsement and Support (COPES) Group, the College engages with organisations during the guidance development phase by providing subject matter experts to participate in working groups and reviewing and submitting comments on draft documents. The Group will also respond to consultation requests for the College’s opinion or expertise from relevant medical or governmental organisations.

The COPES Group requires four weeks to review guidance and provide consultation comments. We will therefore be unable to meet deadlines of less than four weeks from the time of request.

To submit a consultation request, please fill out the form below.

COPES Consultations Form

Maximum 2 files.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, docx.


Data Protection Statement

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is fully committed to the principles of data protection, as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018 (C.12). The RCoA relies on legitimate interests as the lawful basis for processing of personal data. We process and maintain personal data about you so that we can manage your membership, provide you with appropriate products and services and share information with you about RCoA activities.

We will only use your information for the purposes as described and will not pass on your details to other third parties unless you have given us consent to do so.

We use appropriate organisational and technical measures to ensure that your data are secure and protected from loss, misuse and unauthorised access or alteration.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. If you have any questions about data protection or require further information, please email

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