Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals

We encourage hospitals and patients to download all our patient information leaflets directly from our website. However, if hospitals and healthcare professionals wish to use professionally printed copies, the communications team are happy to supply the necessary print-ready artwork for you to pass on to your printer. Please make separate arrangements with your own local printer for this purpose.

Unfortunately, the College is unable to send out copies of any of our leaflets.

Please note the following restrictions on using our artwork:

  1. No hospital, trust or external branding may be included on the front cover of any of our leaflets. You may include your contact and/or address details on the back if you wish.
  2. No amendments are to be made to the text, layout, colours, branding or formatting of the leaflets either by yourselves or the printers.

Yes but all logos, crests and branding must be removed and the text accompanied by the following acknowledgement and a reference to where the original leaflet can be found:

"This publication includes text taken from the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ (RCoA) leaflet ‘insert title here, followed by year’ but the RCoA has not reviewed this as a whole".

Risk infographic

Take a look at our summary of the events and risks for healthy patients having a planned anaesthetic, to help you discuss risks with your patients.

Fitter Better Sooner animation in MP4 or PowerPoint format

The Fitter Better Sooner animation is available to download here for playing on your internal TV screens in departments, clinics or waiting rooms. When the page loads, hover over the animation screen and click on the three white vertical dots on the right-hand side of the screen to download an MP4 file. If you require assistance or any further information, please email patientinformation@rcoa.ac.uk.

The Fitter Better Sooner animation is also available in PowerPoint format and can be requested by emailing patientinformation@rcoa.ac.uk. The leaflets that make up the Fitter Better Sooner toolkit are available here.

Flyers and posters
Download low-res print and professional print versions of our A5 flyer and A4 and A3 wall posters:

*Please do not include any hospital, trust or external branding on the leaflet or poster when printing. No amendments may be made to the text, layout, colours or formatting of the artwork.

Stickers and labels
Download 3 x 7 or 2 x 7 stickers/labels to use on patient notes:

Listen to the Chair of our Patient Information Group, Dr Hilary Swales, talk about our Fitter Better Sooner resources on a podcast for the TopMed Talk website.

Mastocytosis and Anaesthesia

This leaflet is for patients with mastocytosis who are preparing to have an anaesthetic. It will also be useful to anaesthetists and other healthcare professionals who would like an update on safe anaesthesia practice for patients with mastocytosis.

NOTE: This leaflet was originally prepared by individual anaesthetists 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.