Royal College of Anaesthetists

S8080 were approached by the RCOA who had a very well-defined set of requirements, a candid brief and an enthusiasm for the open source ethos. 
An open source CMS was the perfect choice as they had grand plans for some complex functionality and wanted a solution that was transferable rather than a bespoke CMS, and Drupal was a perfect match.

Detailed user experience phase, design and build

After an extensive requirements gathering and UX phase, we set about designing and developing a website that uses some of the CMS’s more advanced features and Drupal modules.

Functionality includes a searchable document store with filters, tiered workflow and moderation, secure forums and a calendaring and events system.

We also then developed a number of partner websites on the same platform for other college bodies.

Prior to launch extensive security testing, and hosting infrastructure configuration was discussed and put in place.

How it all worked

The Colleges project team are a pleasure to work with and collaborate closely with our project managers and developers, maintaining very efficient and agile working methods.

It’s always a pleasure to receive positive feedback at the end of a major project and after launch, we had the following email from Bob Williams, The RCoA Professional Standards Manager.

Here’s a link to the site:

We have received many compliments about the new website from College staff, College officials, clinicians, other medical colleges and outside agencies. There is no doubt without the superb working relationship we had between our teams; we would not be where we are today. Please pass our thanks on to all your team members.

Bob Williams, The RCoA Professional Standards Manager