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2019 Innovation in Anaesthesia Award – winner announced

14. January 2019 - 14:32
Mon, 14/01/2019

The Association of Anaesthetists has announced the winner for its 2019 Award for Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Award:

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Caring for an ageing population - a new approach for anaesthetists

14. January 2019 - 11:18
Mon, 14/01/2019

On Wednesday 9 January, Professor David Oliver, vice president, Royal College of Physicians and consultant geriatrics and acute general medicine, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, delivered his keynote lecture: ‘Be nice to your elders – it could be you one day’ at the Association of Anaesthetists annual Winter Scientific Meeting at the QEII Centre, London.

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Innovation in Anaesthesia Award – shortlist announced

8. January 2019 - 14:17
Tue, 08/01/2019



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Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists statement on Brexit supply pressures

21. December 2018 - 15:08
Fri, 21/12/2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has written to health and social care providers on what they need to consider in the period leading up to March 2019 in case of a no deal Brexit.

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NCEPOD report on perioperative diabetes

13. December 2018 - 9:36
Thu, 13/12/2018

The Association of Anaesthetists is pleased to see the release of a report from NCEPOD: ‘Highs and Lows. A review of the quality of care provided to patients over the age of 16 who had diabetes and underwent a surgical procedure’ (http://www.ncepod.org.uk/2018pd.html).

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Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

12. December 2018 - 12:11
Wed, 12/12/2018

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work outside their conventional training placements. We have re-issued the guidance below and will continue to raise concerns with health bodies at a national level. 

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New draft for member consultation: Safe transfer of the brain-injured patient: trauma and stroke; 2018

10. December 2018 - 9:07
Mon, 10/12/2018

Safe transfer of the brain-injured patient: trauma and stroke; 2018guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members. Please read the draft and submit comments to workingparties@aagbi.org.

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GMC National Training Survey report statement

29. November 2018 - 12:33
Thu, 29/11/2018

The GMC have today published the results of the 2018 National Training Survey (NTS). This includes a case study from the fatigue working group of the Association of Anaesthetists (Association) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) describing the work the group is doing to improve the culture around fatigue.

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Joint Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists 2018 Trainee Salary Survey

23. November 2018 - 9:32
Thu, 22/11/2018

The introduction of the new terms and conditions of the 2016 junior doctor contact in England highlighted many issues for trainees, in particular that of pay. Following the 2017 August job changeover, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (College) and the Association of Anaesthetists (Association), were made aware of multiple issues surrounding pay for trainees. 

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New draft for member consultation: Management of glucocorticoids for patients with adrenal insufficiency during the peri-operative period

16. November 2018 - 11:44
Fri, 16/11/2018

Management of glucocorticoids for patients with adrenal insufficiency during the peri-operative period guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members. Please read the draft and submit comments to workingparties@aagbi.org.

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New draft for member consultation: Checklist for draw-over anaesthetic equipment – 2018

16. November 2018 - 11:39
Fri, 16/11/2018

Checklist for draw-over anaesthetic equipment – 2018 guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members. Please read the draft and submit comments to workingparties@aagbi.org.

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Joint position statement in support of reopening the Associate Specialist grade

13. November 2018 - 18:03
Tue, 13/11/2018

This position statement sets out the view of The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists that the grade of Associate Specialist should be reopened to new entrants based on workforce need.

This statement will be:

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Anaesthesia journal article of the year award

13. November 2018 - 14:10
Mon, 05/11/2018

The Association of Anaesthetists, the journal Anaesthesia and Wiley are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 3rd Annual Anaesthesia article of the year award, which recognises the best original article published in Anaesthesia from the previous year. The award is presented to the lead author of the stand-out paper of the year, as awarded by a panel of Anaesthesia editors and Association board members.

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Professor William Mapleson 1926-2018

3. November 2018 - 14:04
Sat, 03/11/2018

The Association of Anaesthetists is sad to hear the news that Professor William (Bill) Mapleson peacefully passed away on the evening of 31 October aged 92 years. Professor Mapleson was a giant of Anaesthesia and is probably best known by all anaesthetists for his classification of respiratory circuits, but his contributions to the science of anaesthesia was so much greater as recognised by the award of the Association's Sir Ivan Magil Gold medal in 2002, one of only seven recipients of this honour.

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New draft for member consultation: Infection prevention and control

27. September 2018 - 9:32
Thu, 27/09/2018 Infection prevention and control guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members.

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