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Anaesthesia associates: Royal college convenes extraordinary meeting after call from members

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 11 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2076
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The Royal College of Anaesthetists will hold an extraordinary general meeting in October after a call from its members.1 A grassroots group of UK anaesthetists called Anaesthetists United have proposed six resolutions to be discussed and voted on at the meeting on 17 October, including the expansion in anaesthesia associates.

Anaesthesia associates, formerly known as physician assistants (anaesthesia), provide anaesthetic and perioperative care under the supervision of an anaesthetist and are currently unregulated. The role is due to be regulated by the General Medical Council as early …

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