Refreshed Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants

Refreshed Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants and accompanying letter to health boards regarding the release and publication of the framework.

Refreshed Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants

The refreshed Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants was reviewed and updated by Scottish Multiprofessional Anaesthetic Assistants Development (SMAAD) Group members during 2018.  There have been delays beyond NES control regarding the final stage for sign off and open publication.

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (Scotland) confirmed their support for the resource in October 2019.  The Association of Anaesthetists (Scotland) (AoA) reviewed this work within a Standing Committee meeting in late November 2019 and iA supplemental note for adoption.   The AoA (Scotland) are developing this supplemental note at present.  NES wish no further delay in releasing this work for service adoption.  Once the AoA complete the supplemental note, this will be displayed alongside the refreshed Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants resource. 

Please review the full accompanying letter from NES to health boards (below) before adopting the use of the refreshed Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants.

Date of release:  13 January 2020

Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants (Final Draft)

Health board letter to accompany the release of the Core Competency Framework for Anaesthetic Assistants

 

Competencies and verification of sign-off

The Anaesthetic Assistant competencies and verification sign-off are led and managed by the Scottish Multiprofessional Anaesthetic Assistant Development (SMAAD) group.  

Dr Kumar in NHS Grampian is the chair of SMAAD and you may wish to engage with him ongoing regarding progression of AA development and related sign off.  Dr Kumar has given permission for his email address to be shared for SMAAD purposes.  Dr Anoop Kumar anoop.kumar@nhs.net