e-Learning Anaesthesia

e-Learning Anaesthesia

e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) is an interactive and engaging web-based learning resource developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in partnership with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

Written and edited by anaesthetists, e-LA covers the knowledge and key concepts that underpin the anaesthetic curriculum and will help trainees prepare for the FRCA examination. The learning material is presented as a structured series of bite-sized sessions including access to an extensive e-Library of articles and interactive MCQs to support continued professional development in anaesthesia.

Click here to log into e-Learning Anaesthesia

The wealth of learning resources available on e-learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) is truly remarkable and forms a cornerstone of lifelong learning for all professionals in anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine in the UK and increasingly around the world.

Dr Fiona Donald
President, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Frequently asked questions 

The recommended way to access e-learning Anaesthesia is via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub (known as the e-LfH hub). Users need to register on the e-LfH using their NHS email address; more information on how to do this can be found here

The e-LfH hub requires you to enter an email address and provide your current role and workplace location. Please use your work email address as this helps us to determine which e-learning programmes can be made available to you. 

Following registration you will be sent an email containing a link to create a password for your account, please check your email for this communication. The email will come from no.reply@e-lfh.org.uk and may go into the spam or junk folder. The link to set a confidential password will last for two weeks after which it can be reset. 

If you hold an OpenAthens account, you do not need to re-register for the e-LfH Hub. You will find e-Learning for Healthcare under the resources area on your OpenAthens account. You can select 'sign on with OpenAthens' on the e-LfH login page and link your OpenAthens and e-LfH accounts. 

If you do not have an NHS email address you will need to purchase a license to access e-Learning Anaesthesia. Licenses can be purchased from the community interest company - e-integrity. All profits made by e-integrity are used to upgrade and add content on e-Learning Anaesthesia. To purchase a license visit e-integrity here. 

In this instance you will need to contact the e-LfH hub support team. There are a few ways to do this including live chat and raising a ticket with the support team. Further support can be found here

Once you have logged in, there is an e-LA programme icon which you need to select and then a list of folders appear with the different categories of content. Alternatively, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen. 

e-LA for Anaesthetists in Training

Modules 1-7 of e-LA are targeted at Anaesthetists in Training and are mapped to the Core Training Curriculum as detailed below

01 the Operating Theatre Environment

02 basic Science for Novice Trainees

03 anaesthetic Equipment for Novice Trainees

04 preoperative Assessment and Management

05 induction of Anaesthesia and Intraoperative

06 postoperative Management

07 critical Incidents and Management of

08 self Assessment

Explore Module 1



01 anaesthesia and intercurrent disease

02 preoperative assessment

03 implications of surgery on conduct of anaesthesia

04 preparation for theatre

05 induction of anaesthesia

06 maintenance of general anaesthesia

07 postoperative and recovery care

08 infection control

Download full details of Module 2 

01 general principles

02 clinical problems in ICU

03 sepsis and MOF

04 unconscious patient

05 trauma

06 transfer medicine

Download full details of Module 3

module 4a obstetrics

module 4b paediatrics

module 4c anaesthesia in the elderly

Download full details for Module 4

module 5a pain

module 5b regional anaesthesia

Download full details for Module 5


01 MCQ tutorials

02 MCQ papers

Download full details for Module 6

module 7a anatomy

module 7b physiology

module 7c pharmacology

module 7d physics and clinical measurement

module 7e equipment

module 7f mathematics and statistics

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e-LA for Consultants/SAS doctors

Modules 8 - 14 are designed for Consultants and SAS doctors, and contain a combination of e-Learning sessions and articles/MCQs from CEACCP/BJA Education mapped to the intermediate and higher curriculum modules, which can be used for CPD or specialty training. Topics covered include:

  • Module 8 - Obstetric
  • Module 9 - Ophthalmic Anaesthesia
  • Module 10 - Regional Anaesthesia
  • Module 11 - Vascular Anaesthesia
  • Module 12 - Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • Module 13 - Thoracic Anaesthesia
  • Module 14 - Neuroanaesthesia. 

e-LA Revision Guides

Revision guides have been compiled to cover specific modules in e-Learning Anaesthesia. These interactive pdf guides are designed to support your exam preparation and contain links to the relevant e-Learning sessions alongside handy revision notes. These PDFs can be downloaded onto your smart phone, tablet or desktop computer for offline access. Click on the icon below to be taken straight to the relevant document.

Non-NHS and overseas doctors

For those without an NHS email address, you can purchase access to e-LA as well as other e-learning modules through the community interest company e-integrity

Click here to log into e-Learning Anaesthesia or register for an account using your NHS email address

If you have any queries about e-Learning Anaesthesia please contact e-la@rcoa.ac.uk.