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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...

Training and revalidation in the independent sector

01 Aug 2008

RCoA statement on training and revalidation in the Independent Sector The Royal College of Anaesthetists continues to fully support the NHS principle, established in 1948, of complete equity for all Consultants of any specialty employed to care for NHS patients. This principle...

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)...

Statement on Anaesthesia Practitioners (APs)

15 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...

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...

Statement on MTAS, 18 May 2007

18 May 2007

Originally sent as a letter to all Fellows and Members on 18 May 2007. Over the last few days you may have seen massive coverage in the media following the Secretary of State’s statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday. This statement on the current training application...

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...

Statement on MTAS, 23 March 2007

23 Mar 2007

The statement below was placed on the MMC and Department of Health web-sites last evening. Operational details will be available on the MMC web-site during the week commencing 2 April 2007. By noon today every applicant should have been sent an e mail via MTAS giving them...

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