‘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 turn become the ‘Association of Anaesthesia Associates’.
The Association’s board, in consultation with its members, decided on the title of Anaesthesia Associate. Views were also taken from senior individuals in Health Education England, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists.
The title Anaesthesia Associate, more accurately reflects the clinical level the profession works at, being clearer and familiar to both patients and healthcare professionals. As ‘associate’ roles increase in number this recognition is expected to grow.
Irfan Mehmood – President of the Association of Anaesthesia Associates
Please note: several documents and videos on the website including external links will refer to the old title of Physicians’ Assistant (Anaesthesia), these will take some time to update where possible. Information contained within them will apply to Anaesthesia Associates, unless specified otherwise.