Future professional development and regulation of Anaesthesia Associates

Dr Claire Shannon, RCoA Council Member, Chair of the College’s Anaesthesia-Related Professionals Committee and a Consultant anaesthetist at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London speaks to Charlie Massey, Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Medical Council about Anaesthetic Associates (AAs). The podcast covers the role the College and the GMC will play in the future professional development and regulation of AAs, which will be rolled out in 2021. Claire and Charlie also discuss what this regulation means for Anaesthesia Associates and their NHS colleagues and how all this will benefit the most important person of all – the patient.

Recorded on 17 August 2020 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Charlie Massey

Chief Executive and Registrar - General Medical Council

Dr Claire Shannon

RCoA Council Member

Anaesthetic Consultant, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, London