World Anaesthesia Day 2017: Global Anaesthesia event at the RCoA

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, addressed over 100 delegates at the Royal College of Anaesthetists on World Anaesthesia Day today, Monday 16 October. Here she launched the second version of the e-SAFE resource at a special global anaesthesia event.

Her Royal Highness spoke of the challenges that many countries face in administering anaesthesia, particularly as a shortage of qualified anaesthetists has, in some cases, led to non-physicians carrying out the procedure.

Her Royal Highness highlighted the value of e-SAFE, a free anaesthetic e-learning tool for use in resource-poor countries, in providing essential training and education for clinical and non-clinical anaesthetists.

What is e-SAFE?

The e-SAFE resource is designed to support the education, training and continuing professional development of doctors who are responsible for delivering safe anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine in resource poor environments.

Developed by the College in partnership with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, e-SAFE contains over 100 interactive e-learning sessions from the e-Learning Anaesthesia programme, AAGBI e-learning sessions and video tutorials from the University Hospital Southampton.

e-SAFE is available online, and also on USB sticks, making it even more accessible to those who need it – most who may not have access to the internet.

To access the new e-Safe resource online, please visit:

The College’s Global Partnerships Strategy outlines future work and enables the College to work collaboratively with partners to share our experience in designing and delivering curricula and assessment methods.


16 October 2017