Anaesthesia Section


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Read our booklet which aims to provide an insight into some of the various career opportunities that anaesthetics can offer and its training pathways. Download the booklet.


Anaesthesia 2018/2019 dates for your diary

05-Oct-18 Psychology in acute pain - book now 

26-Oct-18 When things go wrong: Consent, manslaughter and (gross) negligence - book now

07-Dec-18 Military anaesthesia from Stanley to Sudan - book now

21-Jan-19 WHO safety checklist

05-Apr-19 Safe-T summit 2019

03-May-19 A masterclass in head and neck anaesthesia 2019

07-Jun-19 Student and trainee prize meeting and annual dinner


For more information on the events that are not available online yet, or to book your place, please contact the Event Coordinator on:

Tel: 02072902987


About this section


To provide a forum for the discussion of all branches and subspecialties of anaesthesia including critical care, pain and veterinary anaesthesia. Section meetings will cover the science, art and politics of perioperative and patient covered care focusing on historical and/or current research and practices.

Section members:

Anaesthetists, critical care physicians, pain specialists, clinical scientists, trainee anaesthetists, medical students, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals alike.

Section council:

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

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When things go wrong: Consent, manslaughter and (gross) negligence
When things go wrong: Consent, manslaughter and (gross) negligence

Friday 26 October 2018, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street

This conference explores what happens when things go wrong, in the medical world, and with patients. With expert clinicians; Dr David Sellu, Professor Sir Norman Williams and Professor Alan Merry speaking on the subject.

Day | Registration: 08:30 | Organised by: Anaesthesia Section, Patient Safety Section |
Region: London | Accreditation: 6 CPD Points Find out more Arrow Links

Military anaesthesia: From Stanley to Sudan
Military anaesthesia: From Stanley to Sudan

Friday 7 December 2018, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street

Learn how the lessons of the past, and unexpected world events have influenced current military and NHS anaesthesia. Gain expert knowledge from serving medical officers, and consecutive Defence Consultant Advisors in Anaesthesia.

Day | Registration: 15:30 | Organised by: Anaesthesia Section |
Region: London | Accreditation: 2 CPD Points Find out more Arrow Links

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Royal College of Anaesthetists

Updates in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management

Updates in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management

Join the RCoA for 3 days of new ideas in anaesthesia, critical care and pain management. Discover new developments from today’s thought leaders and learn how best to combat the growing issues in anaesthetic practice.

Date: 25/09/2018 - 27/09/2018

CPD Credits Applied for: 15

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Access over 5,000 full-text e-journals as an RSM member, including:

  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
  • Anesthesiology Clinics


Section Bibliography

For a list of what we have available via the library for this section, visit our bibliography page and then select the appropriate section link.


Royal College of Anaesthetists

CPD Study Days

CPD Study Days

Hear best anaesthetic practice, maintain your competence and earn CPD points to aid revalidation at our CPD Study Days. UK leaders in perioperative medicine will discuss the varied ways the specialty is transforming care and improving outcomes for patients.

Date: 15/10/2018 - 16/10/2018

Location: The Studio, Leeds

CPD Credits Anticipated: 10

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