Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS.The College is the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the UK, and ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.
The British Pain Society aims to promote education, training, research and development in all fields of pain. It endeavours to increase both professional and public awareness of the prevalence of pain and the facilities that are available for its management. The Society is involved in all aspects of pain and its management through the work of the Council, various Committees, Special Interest Groups and Working Parties and via its publications, Annual Scientific Meeting and educational seminars.
The Association of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia) is the representative body of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia) in the UK. The aims of the Association are to ensure the highest standards of patient care through the education and registration of PA(A)s and to promote the interests of the profession nationally.
The AAGBI has a broad constitution that enables it to promote and advance education, safety and research in anaesthesia, as well as the professional aspects of the specialty and the welfare of individual anaesthetists.
The society is the professional governing body for Critical Care Technologists. SCCT holds the voluntary register for Clinical Technologists working in Critical Care, and is an active member of the Federation of Healthcare Science, in the division of Physiological Sciences.
The Commission on the Future of Surgery aims to set out a compelling and credible vision of the future advances in medicine and technology, and how those developments will affect the delivery of surgical care.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.
The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.
The objective of the Council is to facilitate education of both lay and healthcare professional members of the population in the most effective methods of resuscitation appropriate to their needs.
The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) was formed in 1992 to provide a forum for liaison between principal resuscitation organisations worldwide.
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BARNA exists to promote excellent quality of care for the patient undergoing and recovering from anaesthesia in any setting. Through its commitment to standards, education and research, BARNA supports the individual professional development of its members and encourages all members to actively participate in the association providing information, ideas and feedback. BARNA works towards the national recognition of anaesthetic and recovery nursing as specialist areas of practice.
The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) began life as the National Association of Theatre Nurses in 1964. It is a charity providing education and support to theatre nurses, Operating Department Practitioners and all those working in and around operating departments.
We aim to ensure the highest standards of patient care through the education and registration of Anaesthesia Associates and to promote the interests of the profession nationally.
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The Operating Theatre Journal, OTJ, is published monthly and distributed to every hospital operating theatre department in the UK. The distribution includes both the National Health Service and the Private Sector.
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