The Association of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia) represents it’s members. The Royal College of Anaesthetists currently hold a register of qualified PA(A)s. The register is a pre-requisite for HCPC/GMC recognition, but equally significant, (trainees take note) the Royal College of Anaesthetists has written to all NHS Trusts advising them to employ only registered PA(A)s.
To join the register held by the RCoA please click here
In addition, members of the Association also benefit from;
Discounted fees for our annual conference. A fantastic opportunity to meet your colleagues from across the UK, with a strong PA(A)-relevant educational core.
Access to the member’s on-line forum. This is a lively forum which we use to share information, ask for advice and help, air our concerns, debate current issues, and generally keep in touch with one another. (It is by turns, reassuring, alarming, infuriating or hilarious, but rarely boring!)
The opportunity to attend the Annual General Meeting of the APA(A), have your say, stand for committee membership, vote in committee elections.
Have your views represented by elected APAA committee members at a national level
to Association of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia)
The APAA committee has been working very hard to represent and promote the PA(A) role.
This has involved engagement and representation with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Health Education England. We are all working on the shared objective of improving patient safety by statutorily regulating PA(A)s.
Subscribe to Association of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia)
Please note: The annual subscription fee is £60. Subscription payment is due on the 1st of February and 1st of August, £30 on each date, alternatively you may pay the full £60 on the 1st of February.
Entry on to the MVR alone [without membership of the APA(A)] must be renewed annually on the 1st of February.