Good medical practice: interim standards for Physician Associates and Anaesthesia Associates

By |2021-10-21T22:30:24+01:00October 21st, 2021|

Today the GMC have published ‘Good medical practice: interim standards for Physician Associates and Anaesthesia Associates’. This has been developed in collaboration with our Association and we are continuing to support professional guidance for AAs alongside other national organisations. These interim standards will take effect once regulation begins and a PA or AA registers [...]

Have your say on the PA and AA pre-qualification education framework

By |2021-09-25T12:37:04+01:00September 25th, 2021|

The General Medical Council are consulting on the new education framework for PAs and AAs. Links to the documents and how to respond can be found here. https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/have-your-say-on-the-pa-and-aa-pre-qualification-education-framework Please take a few moments to read and respond and share with colleagues who may be interested in responding.  

AAA Elections 2021

By |2021-09-06T21:49:06+01:00September 6th, 2021|

Before the next conference we hope to install the new titled members of the AAA Board. As per the constitution, these Board members have nominated themselves for the following positions, uncontested: The President - Paul Forsythe The Vice President - John Randall The RCoA Representative - Sarah Massey The Vice President is a new [...]

Medical Associate Professions (MAPs) Core Capabilities Framework

By |2021-07-24T15:25:45+01:00July 24th, 2021|

Medical Associate Professions (MAPs) Core Capabilities Framework consultation is now open The consultation runs until 4pm on Friday August 13th. Link to Consultation: https://skillsforhealth.org.uk/info-hub/maps-framework/ The AAA would like to encourage all AAs and those that work with or train AAs to take part in this consultation. In 2015 Health Education England (HEE) commenced a [...]

Association of Anaesthetists – Membership (April 2021 Updated)

By |2021-04-09T19:37:14+01:00April 9th, 2021|

April 2021 update In addition to the below we can confirm the Association of Anaesthetists (AoA) have extended their 'members patient transfer insurance' to include AAs who are members of the AoA, when on a transfer with a consultant anaesthetist. Many AAs were involved in transfers of COVID patients across the country, those who continue [...]

AA Regulation Update April 2021

By |2021-04-05T22:01:23+01:00April 5th, 2021|

The regulation of Anaesthesia Associates (AAs) & Physician Associates (PAs) has moved a step closer, with the opening of a consultation by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the consultation closes on the 16 of June 2021. This consultation covers many aspects of overall healthcare professional regulation and so will be of interest [...]

GMC regulation update September 2020

By |2020-10-03T20:45:30+01:00September 26th, 2020|

The GMC have made progress in preparing for the regulation of medical associate professions. Read their recent article here. Brave new roles: the next steps for regulation Date: 17/09/2020 Author: GMCUK The world is changing, and so is healthcare, as new roles bring additional support to multidisciplinary teams. Our Chief Executive, Charlie Massey, explains [...]

Anaesthesia Associate Curriculum Update

By |2020-08-28T15:46:23+01:00August 28th, 2020|

Anaesthesia Associate Curriculum Review The updated draft AA Curriculum is now available for comment and review. Please check your inboxes for an email from the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The AAA have worked with the college to produce this draft and would encourage AAs in particular, but also the wider anaesthetic community, to comment. [...]

GMC June 2020 Update

By |2020-09-26T17:32:30+01:00July 13th, 2020|

We are pleased to share the latest update from the GMC June 2020, on the regulation of anaesthesia associates, see below quoted text and links. The AAA continue to work closely with partners to work towards bringing AAs into statutory regulation. Please note: medicines prescribing is a separate legislative process. Medicines prescribing will only [...]

Position statement from the AAA

By |2020-05-03T21:01:41+01:00May 3rd, 2020|

Association of Anaesthesia Associates Recently it has been brought to the attention of the AAA that some job adverts for qualified Anaesthesia Associate jobs have stipulated HCPC or NMC registration as requirements for application. It is the position of the AAA that applications for AA jobs should be open to any AAs who have completed [...]

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