Anaesthetic practice in the independent sector | Association of Anaesthetists

Anaesthetic practice in the independent sector


Information about independent practice isn’t commonly available and yet is often the subject of questions asked by Association members. These guidelines provide a background to independent practice and includes advice and guidance for those consultants involved in private practice. That advice and guidance includes:

  • The pros and cons of independent practice
  • Good practice and standards of care
  • How to get started in independent practice
  • Accountants, billing, and setting fees
  • Indemnity for independent practice
  • Independent medicolegal practice
  • Independent practice in pain management and in intensive care
  • Chambers and group practice



Supplementary Notes to ‘Anaesthetic Practice in the Independent Sector’ in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and redeployment of medical staff, from August 2020.