Clinical Quality, Standards and Safety

Guidelines and standards are essential to establish and maintain good anaesthesia practice and high quality service, reflecting the changing UK healthcare environment - specifically as it affects anaesthetists.

The College represents the profession to the departments of health and various regulators throughout the UK. We aim for the professional standards represented here to be current and applicable to all UK public and independent healthcare environments so they may provide clear and concise direction.

Clinical News

15 Nov 2019
Anaesthetists at Norfolk and Norwich University...
28 Oct 2019
UPDATE – September 2019 Association of...
27 Sep 2019
Anaesthetists at Royal Manchester Children’s...
19 Sep 2019
Anaesthetists at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS...

Voluntary scheme for NHS & independent sector organisations offering improvement through peer review
Launch of a health accreditation initiative, designed to improve patient care & provide consistency for clinicians
Key flagship publications from the College with recommended standards of clinical practice
Clinical incident reporting and patient safety updates
Good practice guidance for departments of anaesthesia, invited reviews, audit protocols and more
Doctors returning to work may find these resources and information helpful
RCoA Assessors attend AACs for appointment of consultant & non-consultant grade anaesthetists
View and search Clinical Standards publications, guidelines and standards
Contact Members of the Clinical Standards Directorate