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.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
COVID-19 Update You will undoubtedly be aware of the anticipated demands on the NHS due to COVID-19, in the coming weeks and months. Anaesthesia Associates (AAs) across the UK possess skills and knowledge that will be vital in helping the NHS cope with COVID-19 cases. We would encourage all AAs and healthcare professionals to [...]
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.
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 [...]