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Statement on Provision of Emergency Paediatric Neurosurgical...

09 Aug 2010

Joint Statement from the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Regarding the Provision of Emergency Paediatric Neurosurgical Services   Endorsed by the: Association of Anaesthetists [AAGBI]; Association of Paediatric...

PA(A) supervision and limitation of scope of practice (August 2010...

01 Aug 2010

RCoA Executive Summary: It remains 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) must work at all times within an...

Statement on 'Liberating the NHS: report of the arms-length...

28 Jul 2010

The review aims to reduce bureaucracy and improve efficiency in a simplified landscape. This is to be welcomed if quality of outcomes and patient safety initiatives are protected. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has worked in very close partnership with the National Patient...

PA(A) supervision and limitation of scope of practice (July 2010...

01 Jul 2010

RCoA Executive Summary:  It remains 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) must work at all times within an...

Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group and TIVA connectors

20 Apr 2009

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) met on 8 April 2009; including representatives from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the National Patient Safety Agency. It discussed possible cases of awareness under...

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...

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