A number of external organisations provide guidance and support to the directorate and worthwhile advice for patients. They include:

North West School of Anaesthesia

The North West School for anaesthesia trainees

The University of Central Lancashire

Royal College of Anaesthetists

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the United Kingdom.

The Association of Anaesthetists

Representing the interests of over 8,000 anaesthetists in the UK and Ireland.