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Dear APA Members 

Update 17th May 2020

The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APAGBI) recognises that the current situation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unprecedented, and this will have a major impact on the delivery of healthcare across the country. A significant reorganisation of all aspects of health care has been required and is ongoing. This reorganisation has included changes to the peri-operative care of children and the care of children with critical illness, both directly and indirectly related to manage the impact of COVID-19.

We are very mindful of the importance of central planning of the health services response, to meet the needs of all patient groups, and that these plans will evolve rapidly as the true impact of this disease becomes apparent. Please see our latest statement below for more details.

APAGBI position statement regarding the delivery and recovery of Children’s Surgery during the coronavirus pandemic

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the Intensive Care Society, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists have provided a single-stop hub for information on COVID-19, this may be found here:


The Association of Anaesthetists has provided Open Access to their COVID-19 Webinar:


With the help of the Pediatric Anesthesia journal the APA has joined with the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA), the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA) and the Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia (SPANZA) to provide a combined information hub of information for clinicians, healthcare professionals, parents and carers.  This is hosted on the SPA website here:


APA Council wishes you all the best for the coming weeks and months.  Please stay safe, look after yourselves and your colleagues as inevitably many of us will be working outside our familiar comfort zone as we seek to provide the best care we possibly can to all our patients.

APAGBI Council


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