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Association of Anaesthetists welcomes the passing of the Scottish Government’s Health and Care (Staffing) Bill

14. May 2019 - 16:40
Tue, 14/05/2019

The Association of Anaesthetists welcomes the passing of the Scottish Government’s Health and Care (Staffing) Bill. We’re pleased to see that the Bill addresses all health and social care staff – something we called for in our submission to the initial Bill inquiry. We welcome the inclusion in the Bill of a duty to monitor and report on the level and the safety of staffing and to assess risks and mitigate against them with planned escalation policies.

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The Faculty of Physician Associates supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

8. May 2019 - 15:59
Wed, 08/05/2019

The Faculty of Physician Associates has announced official endorsement of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce.

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National Association of Clinical Tutors supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

8. May 2019 - 15:56
Wed, 08/05/2019

The National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT UK) has announced official endorsement of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce.

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Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

8. May 2019 - 15:45
Wed, 08/05/2019

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is supporting the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce.

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Applications are invited for the Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Award 2020

8. May 2019 - 11:49
Wed, 08/05/2019

Entry to the 2020 Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Award is now open. The annual award, organised by the Association of Anaesthetists, aims to encourage and reward innovation in anaesthesia and provide a potential springboard for the wider application of new ideas.

2020 will mark the eighth year of the award, which is open to all anaesthetists, intensivists and pain specialists based in Great Britain and Ireland. Applications can be submitted in the following categories:

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Peri-operative management of patients with sickle cell disease.

29. April 2019 - 13:37
Mon, 29/04/2019

Peri-operative management of patients with sickle cell disease  guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members. Please read the draft and submit comments to workingparties@aagbi.org

All comments submitted will be considered before a final version is brought before the Associations  Board for approval. The closing date for comment submission is  9am on Friday 17 May 2019.

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Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

16. April 2019 - 16:21
Tue, 16/04/2019

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) has announced official endorsement of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce.

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New guideline: Prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia

9. April 2019 - 11:03
Wed, 10/04/2019

A new guideline offering practical guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia will be published today (Wednesday 10 April) and made available to all anaesthetists, clinical and medical directors of hospitals and health service management throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Labour party officially endorses the Fight Fatigue campaign

27. March 2019 - 12:30
Wed, 27/03/2019

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, has today announced Labour’s official endorsement of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce.

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Our environmental commitment on NHS Sustainability Day

21. March 2019 - 15:33
Thu, 21/03/2019

On NHS Sustainability day, the Association of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that they are co-chairing a task group with the Sustainability Development Unit (an arms length body of the Department of Health) to deliver the 2% reduction in anaesthetic contribution to the NHS carbon emissions as set out in the the NHS long term plan. We look forward to sharing some of the plans and ideas with you in the coming year.

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World Sleep Day: Growing support for Fight Fatigue campaign

14. March 2019 - 18:26
Fri, 15/03/2019

World Sleep Day, today (15 March 2019), marks one year since the launch of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce. Despite growing support for the campaign there is still much to be done and fatigue continues to impact the health and wellbeing of those working in the NHS.

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Medical devices alert: enFlow® IV fluid and blood warmer

8. March 2019 - 18:03
Fri, 08/03/2019

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have today issued a Medical Devices Alert (MDA) about the enFlow IV Fluid/Blood Warming System, manufactured by Vyaire.

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Royal College of Pathologists supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

6. March 2019 - 12:30
Wed, 06/03/2019

The Royal College of Pathologists is supporting the national Fight Fatigue campaign to help raise awareness of fatigue amongst NHS healthcare staff. The campaign, run in partnership with the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) aims to tackle the negative effects of shift working and fatigue on the NHS workforce.

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Royal College of Physicians supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

1. March 2019 - 17:48
Fri, 01/03/2019

The Royal College of Physicians is supporting the national Fight Fatigue campaign to help raise awareness of fatigue amongst NHS healthcare staff. The campaign, run in partnership with the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) aims to tackle the negative effects of shift working and fatigue on the NHS workforce.

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Carlisle Method highlights new spate of data inaccuracies in medical trials

15. February 2019 - 13:54
Mon, 18/02/2019

A sophisticated computer programme that has previously spotted statistical inaccuracies within professional published work has once again highlighted fabricated data across multiple academic papers, according to a new study.

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The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine support national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

11. February 2019 - 13:00
Mon, 11/02/2019

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine are supporting the national Fight Fatigue campaign to help raise awareness of fatigue amongst NHS healthcare staff. The campaign, run in partnership with the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) aims to tackle the negative effects of shift working and fatigue on the NHS workforce.

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Anaesthetic Assessors for MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths

7. February 2019 - 14:12
Thu, 07/02/2019

The RCoA/OAA is seeking to appoint new anaesthetic and critical care assessors for the MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. In the first instance we are seeking to appoint four national assessors (two anaesthetic, two critical care) to replace existing assessors who have come to the end of their term. The team of assessors is geographically representative of the four UK nations and regionally representative within England.

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Quick Reference Handbook - update your version now

28. January 2019 - 17:37
Mon, 28/01/2019

The Quick Reference Handbook has been updated.  Please ensure you have the latest version of these pages in your QRH, some of which contain critical updates.

0-1 Cover page (updated logo)
0-2 Contents (updated to January 2019 edition; contains updated guideline version numbers)
3-1 Anaphylaxis v.3 (further important updates in the light of NAP6)
3-4 Bronchospasm v.2 (critical correction to drug dose units)

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Sleep Deprivation May Affect Our Genes – Fight Fatigue campaign response

24. January 2019 - 9:56
Thu, 24/01/2019

A new study, The effect of sleep deprivation and disruption on DNA damage and health of doctors, published today (24 January 2019) in the journal Anaesthesia, demonstrates that disrupted sleep is associated with DNA damage.

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