Images of the PatientsVoices@RCoA members

PatientsVoices@RCoA is a group of diverse people who support, advise and influence the College by providing patients’ perspectives on its activities.


PatientsVoices@RCoA helps the College improve the delivery of safe, more effective, patient-centred care to enhance patients’ experience of anaesthesia and perioperative care.

PatientsVoices@RCoA members:

  • ensure the voice of patients is clearly heard across all relevant activities at the College
  • input and collaborate with the College's various committees and boards on their workstreams or projects. In some cases, they hold a permanent seat on the committee or board
  • advise on, review and provide input into the production of the College’s patient information resources
  • receive training and contribute to the clinician-led peer review visits to hospitals under the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation scheme, to assess how the hospital experience might appear to a patient
  • regularly contribute articles to the Bulletin and other College publications
  • are invited to contribute to the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services, as well as other guidance produced by the College
  • contribute to the College’s responses to consultation documents published by external professional bodies
  • support the College's research projects
  • provided input into College examinations and contribute to question setting in the Primary OSCE exam, with a particular emphasis on doctor/patient communication
  • are invited to speak at College events and online talks to ensure the patient perspective is considered
  • have received equality and diversity training, and are required to make public any declarations of interests that may relate to their role on the Committee
  • also engage and support activities of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

If you would like to find out more about the work of PatientsVoices@RCoA, please get in contact with