Easy Read and accessible resources

Easy Read and accessible resources

The Patient Information Group works hard to ensure that the College’s patient information resources are accessible to a variety of audiences and individuals with additional needs.


Browsealoud is assistive technology software. The software adds speech and reading tools to make the College website (including PDF documents) more accessible to people with additional accessibility needs and those with mild visual impairments.

More information is available here

Having an operation with anaesthesia
An Easy Read booklet

Having an operation can sound scary, but there are things you can do to help you feel less worried.

This booklet explains some words you might find difficult.

It also shows you what to expect and how to get ready for an operation.

Read this leaflet

My Daycase Operation
A resource for children with learning difficulty

This leaflet was originally prepared by individual anaesthetists at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust for the use of patients in their own hospital. The College has not been directly involved in its production. However, it has been recognised by the College as useful for wider distribution.

The leaflet is designed to assist with the preparation and management of children attending for day surgery who have learning disabilities or language and communication difficulty.

Read this leaflet

Video resources

The following video has been produced by Health and Care Videos, a partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, which talks about anaesthesia and risks.

Regional Anaesthesia UK is the specialist society for anaesthetists interested in the field of regional anaesthesia. They have produced the following video specifically for patients having nerve blocks.