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APAA response to Regulation Consultation

By |2019-02-09T11:41:28+00:00February 9th, 2019|

APAA response to Regulation Consultation The APAA welcomes the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) Consultation Response to the Regulation of Medical Associate Professionals in the UK, reaffirming the government’s intention to statutorily regulate Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia) [PA(A)s]. We look forward to engaging with key stakeholders to commence scoping work, to determine which regulator [...]

Video on PA(A)s by RCoA

By |2018-10-14T20:47:01+00:00October 14th, 2018|

A short video developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists explaining the Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia) role. With over 170 qualified PA(A)s currently in practice (May 2018) across the UK, and with many more in training, PA(A)s play an important role in the delivery of safe and effective anaesthetic services to NHS patients across the United [...]

Voluntary Register – RCoA

By |2018-10-14T13:44:07+00:00October 14th, 2018|

All PA(A) are reminded that a voluntary register is the first step towards a statutory register, held by a regulator. PA(A)s are reminded to join the Royal College of Anaesthetist voluntary register for PA(A)s for FREE, this is an essential step towards regulation. You can register at this address https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/physicians-assistant-anaesthesia-registration-form You can also join the RCoA [...]

Statutory Regulation of PA(A)s

By |2018-10-12T21:52:42+00:00October 12th, 2018|

I am delighted to be able to able to confirm that the Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock has confirmed that Physicians' Assistants (Anaesthesia) will be statutorily regulated! DHSC announcement I'd like to thank the many members of the APAA committee who have worked hard to reach this point, the support from the Royal [...]

11th Annual APAA Conference – Programme and Booking Applications

By |2019-01-24T20:48:02+00:00February 20th, 2018|

11th Annual APAA Conference – Programme and Booking Applications Click Here to Book     You can also download a list of recommended hotels in Sheffield close to the conference area Sheffield Accomodation       For trade opportunities - Please contact Kate Stephenson via: katestephenson@eventmanagementdirect.co.uk     [...]

Response To The Department Of Health’s (DH) Consultation On The Regulation Of Medical Associates Professions (MAPs)

By |2018-04-03T13:31:05+00:00October 16th, 2017|

Response To The Department Of Health’s (DH) Consultation On The Regulation Of Medical Associates Professions (MAPs) The APA(A) welcomes the Department of Health’s decision to consult on the regulation of Medical Associates Professions (MAPs), which includes Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia) [PA(A)]. https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/workforce/regulation-of-medical-associate-professions/ https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/regulating-medical-associate-professions-in-the-uk However, the Department of [...]


By |2018-04-03T11:53:20+00:00July 16th, 2017|

RCoA MVR The APAA would like to remind all it’s members to re-register their details with the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ MVR. Registration with the RCoA MVR expires after one year. Failure to update your details will mean that you will not appear on the live [...]