About your procedure
You should understand the benefits and the risks of the anaesthetic and the surgery which you are going to have.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists provides a range of patient information leaflets and short videos which are accessible using the links in the sidebar.
- General anaesthesia - ‘You and your anaesthetic’
- Spinal anaesthesia
- Nerve blocks for surgery on the shoulder or arm
- Local anaesthesia for eye operations
- Anaesthesia for children
We recommend you use the related link to the left of this page to find out about your anaesthetic. Alternatively, the leaflets are available as downloads below.
Patient Information Leaflets for a range of procedures are provided at out-patient clinics.
You and Your Aneasthetic WAA711, Modified: 31/03/2022 4:11PM | Download: You and Your Aneasthetic WAA711
Sedation Explained , Modified: 24/12/2020 10:59AM | Download: Sedation Explained
Local Anaesthesia For Eye Operations , Modified: 24/12/2020 10:59AM | Download: Local Anaesthesia For Eye Operations
Your spinal anaesthetic, Modified: 18/02/2019 2:55PM | Download: Your spinal anaesthetic