Royal College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The RCoA is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.


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Your chance to join the BJA Education editorial board

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is looking to recruit two anaesthetists in training members to the editorial board of BJA Education. The role will...

Anaesthetic curriculum review

Today the College Chair of the Anaesthetic Curriculum Review Group, Dr Nigel Penfold, updated delegates in attendance at the College Tutors meeting...

RCoA responds to the Leslie Hamilton Review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide

In response to the Leslie Hamilton Independent Review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of...

Lifelong Learning platform update

The College would like to apologise to members who have been attempting to make use of the Lifelong Learning platform over the past few days. We...

RCoA responds to the Interim NHS People Plan

In response to the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The...



Our Fitter Better Sooner resources will provide you with the information you need to become fitter and better prepared for your operation. 

Download the leaflets and view the animation here.


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  • 21 Jun 2019
    Hear about best anaesthetic practice, maintain your competence and earn CPD points to aid revalidation at our CPD study...