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AAPA Order Passed

By |2024-02-29T15:59:00+00:00February 29th, 2024|

 AAs will be regulated by the GMC by the end of 2024 On Monday 26th February, the passage of the AAPA order through the House of Lords was a momentous day for anaesthesia associates. This order enables the GMC to regulate AAs by the end of the year. Regulation has been the top priority of [...]

News Update

By |2024-01-19T09:40:10+00:00January 18th, 2024|

Committee Statement The Association of Anaesthetists (AoA) position statement on Anaesthesia Associates1 (AAs) has led to disappointment and confusion amongst AAs, their supervisors and their employers. As the AoA statement deviates from current published guidance on scope of practice2, the AA curriculum3 and the GMC entrustable professional activities4, we believe there is a need [...]

Extraordinary General Meeting Tuesday 17th October

By |2023-10-09T22:35:36+01:00October 9th, 2023|

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 Published

By |2023-07-02T11:58:16+01:00July 2nd, 2023|

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 [...]

AA Registration Assessment Content Map

By |2023-06-26T16:51:37+01:00June 26th, 2023|

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

By |2023-02-18T11:28:19+00:00February 17th, 2023|

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 – Annual Conference 2023

By |2023-04-23T12:00:44+01:00February 4th, 2023|

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

By |2023-02-03T09:17:40+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

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 [...]

Round-up of 2022

By |2022-12-19T14:20:12+00:00December 19th, 2022|

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 [...]

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