The College is regularly contacted by research-active members regarding the distribution of surveys relating to anaesthetists and their practice.  In general, the RCoA is very selective as to any external surveys it distributes to its fellows and members.

Members wishing to make a survey submission should complete an RCoA Survey Application Form and return it to  Please read the guidance on the form and this webpage carefully before submitting.

Current Surveys

The College encourages its members and fellows to particpate in the following projects:
No approved external projects are currently underway.

Survey Submission Guidelines

  • Approved surveys are shared as links on this webpage or electronically as part of established College communication channels – only apply if your project is using an online survey tool.
  • The scheduling of all survey distribution and the inclusion of specific surveys is at the RCoA’s discretion.  
  • Please be aware that the College also runs its own surveys of members and your project may clash with ongoing RCoA work. There may also be a number of surveys awaiting distribution and your project timescales may not line up with RCoA capacity.
  • The College will not bulk email its members with a message specific to your survey, nor will it coordinate physical mail-outs of survey materials.
  • Survey links will only be circulated following review by members of Council for relevance to the overall RCoA Strategic Plan, and a subsequent methodological review by members of the HSRC Executive Management Board.  Applicants with fixed data collection timeframes should plan several weeks’ lead-in time for any submission to accommodate this, plus any changes required by the reviewers to the survey contents.
  • Applications should either come directly from registered College members or with the written support of a College member. If you are not a College member and do not have the support of one this should be noted on your application.
  • Return completed Survey Application Forms to

Please Note:  Whilst the College has agreed to circulate the links for these surveys for the interest of its members, unless otherwise noted, neither the RCoA nor HSRC are members of the survey teams or official sponsors of any of these research projects.