Royal College of Anaesthetists launch Perioperative Medicine

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is developing a collaborative programme for the delivery of perioperative care across the UK; to deliver more efficient healthcare and better outcomes for patients from contemplation of surgery until full recovery: 

Perioperative medicine

Following a stakeholder engagement event in January 2015, the RCoA is working with stakeholders to implement changes and work towards making perioperative medicine a reality for every patient considering surgery.

The Royal College of Anaesthetists have produced a vision document Perioperative Medicine: The Pathway to Better Surgical Care: 

Vision document

Learn about the Perioperative Medicine programme: 


To see what good perioperative care could look like, view the RCoA animated film and follow ‘Doug’ along his surgical pathway to Better Surgical Care: 

Better surgical care