Links to other websites and specialist patient information areas are listed below. These are provided in good faith and no responsibility is taken for their content or accuracy. and its sister site

These two sites give personal narratives from patients with particular conditions and address many of the issues that a patient with a particular condition may have. The stories are compelling and interesting.

This site provides an excellent introduction into the work of anaesthetists within the NHS.  An outline of the different types of anaesthetics, the complications involved and what happens to a patient after surgery.

Making a complaint
If you wish to make a complaint about an NHS organisation, contact them directly first. If you're not sure where to start or how to get in touch with an NHS body or independent regulator, try the NHS Choices website for further information.  You may also like to note the information here.

Dr Foster is the UK's leading provider of comparative information on health and social care services.

The Care Quality Commission are the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.

Patient Opinion was founded in 2005 and is now the UK's leading independent non-profit feedback platform for health services.

Video from North Middlesex Hospital – when to stop eating and drinking before an operation

This video has been made by individual anaesthetists in their own hospital about eating and drinking before an operation. The College has not been directly involved in its production and, as such, cannot formally endorse it.