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Association of Anaesthetists – Membership

By |2019-12-24T22:00:15+00:00December 24th, 2019|

The Association of Anaesthetists in support of AA continuing professional development have created a specific membership category for AAs. Details of some of the benefits can be found on our CPD page, with membership rates available on the Association of Anaesthetists website.  This is an excellent resource available to trainee and qualified AAs.

GMC Blog – Regulating MAPs: how to get involved

By |2019-12-24T21:48:36+00:00December 24th, 2019|

The General Medical Councils, Director of Registration and Revalidation, Una Lane, gives an update on the regulation of Medical Associate Professionals. Link: Regulating MAPs: how to get involved An email signup form can be found on the blog page which will allow interested stakeholders to remain updated or involved in the process going forward. I [...]

Update – Regulation of Anaesthesia Associates

By |2019-10-01T16:45:22+01:00October 1st, 2019|

Update - Regulation of Anaesthesia Associates The Association recently met with colleagues from the General Medical Council to discuss the next steps towards the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates. We were very excited to meet the GMC to formally start the process towards statutory regulation. It has been a long road to [...]

Joint statement on the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia Associates

By |2019-07-19T16:30:24+01:00July 18th, 2019|

Joint statement on the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia Associates We welcome news of the General Medical Council being named as the regulator for Anaesthesia Associates. We look forward to working with the government, the GMC and wider stakeholders to ensure a statutory register is implemented as soon as possible. We have called for the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia [...]

Anaesthesia Associate Apprenticeship Proposal

By |2019-07-17T19:58:32+01:00July 17th, 2019|

Skills for Health are looking for NHS employer representatives to set up a trailblazer group to develop an Anaesthesia Associate Apprenticeship A group of employers is being established with the purpose of developing an apprenticeship standard for Anaesthesia Associate [formerly known as Physicians’ Assistant (Anaesthesia)]. To ensure there is sufficient geographical [...]

Establishing Common Standards for Continuing Professional Development, Assessment and Appraisal of Medical Associate Professionals

By |2019-07-06T17:10:06+01:00July 6th, 2019|

Health Education England, engaging with key stakeholders, including the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthesia Associates have developed a comprehensive document to guide the continuing professional development of Medical Associate Professionals – this includes Anaesthesia Associates. The document can be accessed here. Or on out CPD page. This document provides clear [...]

‘Anaesthesia Associate’ the new title for Physicians’ Assistant (Anaesthesia)

By |2019-06-05T09:24:07+01:00May 27th, 2019|

‘Anaesthesia Associate’ the new title for Physicians’ Assistant (Anaesthesia) The Association of Physicians’ Assistants Anaesthesia is pleased to announce, from the 1st of July 2019 the profession will be changing its title to ‘Anaesthesia Associate’. We would ask all stakeholders to use the new title from this date.  The Association will in [...]

APAA response to Regulation Consultation

By |2019-06-05T09:25:50+01:00February 9th, 2019|

APAA response to Regulation Consultation The APAA welcomes the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) Consultation Response to the Regulation of Medical Associate Professionals in the UK, reaffirming the government’s intention to statutorily regulate Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia) [PA(A)s]. We look forward to engaging with key stakeholders to commence scoping work, to determine [...]

Video on PA(A)s by RCoA

By |2019-06-05T09:31:07+01:00October 14th, 2018|

Video on PA(A)s by RCoA A short video developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists explaining the Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia) role. With over 170 qualified PA(A)s currently in practice (May 2018) across the UK, and with many more in training, PA(A)s play an important role in the delivery of safe and effective anaesthetic [...]

Voluntary Register – RCoA

By |2019-06-05T09:32:29+01:00October 14th, 2018|

Voluntary Register - RCoA All PA(A) are reminded that a voluntary register is the first step towards a statutory register, held by a regulator. PA(A)s are reminded to join the Royal College of Anaesthetist voluntary register for PA(A)s for FREE, this is an essential step towards regulation. You can register at this address https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/physicians-assistant-anaesthesia-registration-form [...]