AAA Statement We welcome the opportunity within the forthcoming EGM for the RCoA to try and address some of the concerns within its membership. As the membership organisation representing Anaesthesia Associates (AAs) we felt it would be helpful prior to that date to share some information that will hopefully inform the discussions. As affiliate [...]
NHS Long Term Workforce Plan I am pleased to see the publication of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. This places focus on the heart of the NHS - its people. I fully support the 3 pillars of this report, to train, retain and reform. Recognising the current workforce crisis and future predictions of huge [...]
New Publication - AARA Content Map Student AA's starting from September 2023 will be required to sit the AA Registration Assessment (AARA) to join the GMC register. The content map published last week, outlines what the AARA will cover. The assessment will be in 2 parts, a knowledge test and workplace based assessments. This is [...]
Anaesthesia Associates Regulation Today the DHSC has released a consultation on regulating Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates. The draft order is the framework required by the GMC to formally regulate our profession. This consultation is open now and will close on May 16th 2023. We have been eagerly awaiting the release [...]
BOOKING OPEN 14th Annual AAA Conference 28th + 29th September 2023 London Early Bird discounts, Programme available soon. Places are limited - last year we sold out, so don't miss out! Get booking here Hope to see you there!
Anaesthesia Associate Title in Scotland The Anaesthesia Associate title has been confirmed for our profession in Scotland. Previously the Physicians Assistant (Anaesthesia) title was still in use. With pending GMC regulation, the AA title will be the protected title for our profession in all 4 nations, so this comes as great news for our friends [...]
As my first post as President, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and I hope you all have time over the Christmas period for rest and recuperation. It has been a busy year for our Association and below I have attempted to wrap up the many events and announcements of 2022; Core Capabilities [...]
Dear Members, Following the announcement at the AGM, a number of changes have taken place on the committee. Paul Forsythe, John Randall and Matt Mannion have stepped down from the roles of President, Vice President and Treasurer respectively. The committee would like to express how grateful we are for the hard work and commitment shown by them over the last year. All three are staying on the committee and we value [...]