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Anaesthesia Team 3rd edition


This guideline makes recommendations about the organisation and management of the anaesthesia team, and the key roles and responsibilities within it. Information includes:

  • Training and standards for all team members
  • The need for dedicated qualified assistance wherever anaesthesia is administered
  • Monitoring of the development of the physicians' assistant (anaesthesia) (PA(A)s)
  • Relationships between anaesthetists and non-medical personnel
  • The role of the Clinical Director, other consultants, and the Clinical Services Manager
  • Pre- and postoperative management of the patient


The supplement discusses trained assistance for the anaesthetist and states that the anaesthetic assistance role should be undertaken by a registered practitioner.