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Position statement on Anaesthesia Practitioners (October 2007)

01 Oct 2007

Fellows and members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) will be aware that jointly we have developed a curriculum and training process for the Anaesthesia Practitioner (Physicians’ Assistant...

The use of nitrous oxide for patients undergoing major surgery

08 Aug 2007

The following statement has been prepared in response to an Australian study on nitrous oxide recently published in Anesthesiology (Avoidance of Nitrous Oxide for Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. Anesthesiology 2007;107:221–231). Nitrous oxide has been used as an anaesthetic...

Statement on MTAS, 18 May 2007

18 May 2007

Originally sent as a letter to all Fellows and Members on 18 May 2007. Over the last few days you may have seen massive coverage in the media following the Secretary of State’s statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday. This statement on the current training application...

Assessing trainees and maintaining patient safety

30 Apr 2007

Statement from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland The Royal College of Anaesthetists (the College) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (the Association) have been made aware of a...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practitioners (April 2007)

01 Apr 2007

The publication of the Government’s White Paper Trust, Assurance and Safety – The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century, indicates that statutory regulation for the emerging professions (Anaesthesia Practitioners [APs] are one such profession) may be developed...

Statement on MTAS, 23 March 2007

23 Mar 2007

The statement below was placed on the MMC and Department of Health web-sites last evening. Operational details will be available on the MMC web-site during the week commencing 2 April 2007. By noon today every applicant should have been sent an e mail via MTAS giving them...

Statement on MTAS, 16 March 2007

16 Mar 2007

The Review Team has met again today, partly by teleconference, and a communication will be placed on the MMC website as soon as it has been passed by Ministers in the four countries. Dr Judith HulfPresident  

Statement on MTAS, 12 March 2007

12 Mar 2007

Following discussions at the DH last week the attached letter was sent by the DH to all applicants to MTAS on the evening of Friday, 9 March 2007. Over the weekend there have been confusing reports in the press implying that the proposed application form review might apply only...

Statement on MTAS, 6 March 2007

06 Mar 2007

Further to my previous statement posted on our website on 2 March 2007, I write to bring you up to date on moves to alleviate the problems created by MTAS for the selection of doctors due to start or continue their postgraduate training in August. On Monday, 5 March 2007, the...

Statement on MTAS, 2 March 2007

02 Mar 2007

Since the start of the MTAS selection process the Royal College of Anaesthetists has encouraged trainers and applicants to make the College (and the deaneries) aware of the positive and negative aspects of the system. The College, its President, Council and Training Department...