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Healthcare Commission Report: 'Improving Services for Children...

20 Mar 2009

Joint Statement from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists Great Britain and Ireland (APAGBI) The RCoA and APAGBI today issue a joint statement on the above report. We welcome any effort to improve quality of care for children...

PA(A) supervision and limitation of scope of practice (March 2008)

01 Mar 2008

Joint statement from the AAGBI and RCoA   Executive Summary: It is the responsibility of those leading departments of anaesthesia, together with their constituent consultants, to ensure that PA(A)s work under the supervision of a consultant anaesthetist at all times. The PA(A)...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practitioners (October 2007)

01 Oct 2007

Fellows and members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) will be aware that jointly we have developed a curriculum and training process for the Anaesthesia Practitioner (Physicians’ Assistant...

The use of nitrous oxide for patients undergoing major surgery

08 Aug 2007

The following statement has been prepared in response to an Australian study on nitrous oxide recently published in Anesthesiology (Avoidance of Nitrous Oxide for Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. Anesthesiology 2007;107:221–231). Nitrous oxide has been used as an anaesthetic...

Assessing trainees and maintaining patient safety

30 Apr 2007

Statement from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland The Royal College of Anaesthetists (the College) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (the Association) have been made aware of a...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practitioners (April 2007)

01 Apr 2007

The publication of the Government’s White Paper Trust, Assurance and Safety – The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century, indicates that statutory regulation for the emerging professions (Anaesthesia Practitioners [APs] are one such profession) may be developed...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practitioners (February 2007)

01 Feb 2007

In September 2006 the College and Association of Anaesthetists published a supplement to its earlier joint statement on the Anaesthesia Practitioner (AP) project. Those statements confirmed both bodies’ support for the programme as it had been developed under the guidance of the...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practioners (September 2006)

01 Sep 2006

Early in 2006, the College and Association of Anaesthetists issued a joint Interim Statement on the Anaesthesia Practitioner project. That statement confirmed both bodies’ support for the programme as it had been developed under the guidance of the Stakeholder’s Board. That...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practioners (February 2006)

01 Feb 2006

We are aware that in recent weeks the support of both the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) and the Association of Anaesthetists (AAGBI) for the Anaesthesia Practitioner (AP) project has been called into question on several occasions. We acknowledge that some of our...

Possibility of water overload with severe hyponatraemia developing...

01 Nov 2003

This statement was originally issued by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in November 2003. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has been asked by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to disseminate the following information: There is a possibility of...

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