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Anaesthesia Leaflets​


Leaflets written by DCH

Fractured Neck of Femur (April 2013)

Headache After an Epidural or Spinal Anaesthetic (April 2016)

The Royal College of Anaesthetists 

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has written the following leaflets regarding information about anaesthesia and the risks associated with using anaesthesia. The RCoA has kindly allowed us to provide direct links to their leaflets:


​Information About Anaesthesia (written by RCoA):

Anaesthesia Explained
You and Your Anaesthetic
Your Spinal Anaesthetic
Your Anaesthetic for a Broken Hip
Nerve Blocks for Surgery on the Shoulder, Arm or Hand
Anaesthetic Choices for Hip or Knee Replacement
Your Anaesthetic for Major Surgery with Planned High Dependency Care or Intensive Care Afterwards

Risks Associated with Your Anaesthetic (written by RCoA):

Section 1: Feeling sick
Section 2: Sore throat
Section 3: Shivering
Section 4: Damage to teeth, lips and tongue
Section 5: Damage to the eye during general anaesthesia
Section 6: Postoperative chest infection
Section 7: Becoming confused after an operation
Section 8: Accidental awareness during general anaesthesia
Section 9: Serious allergy during an anaesthetic (anaphylaxis)
Section 10: Headache after a spinal or epidural injection
Section 11: Nerve damage associated with an operation under general anaesthetic
Section 12: Nerve damage associated with a spinal or epidural injection
Section 13: Nerve damage associated with peripheral nerve block
Section 14: Equipment failure