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Paediatric Anaesthesia Tutorial Series: 19th July
2021, 1700-1800
The APAGBI has some good news for trainee members requiring funding for APLS and EPALS courses.
Rees Bear Video and updated patient information released by RCOA.
The main changes in the Guidelines 2021 have now been released.
It is with great sadness that the APA announces the passing of Ted Sumner on 6th May 2021
Ted was a leading light in our specialty, a former President of the APA and a former editor in chief of ‘Pediatric Anesthesia’.

A video interview from 2019 is available to view as a reminder of what a remarkable career he had.


Mark Thomas
President elect
It is with great sadness that the APA wish to inform members of the passing of Ron Litman.

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Coronavirus Update






Update 19th September 2020

National Guidance on the Recovery of Elective Surgery in Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cessation of all but the most urgent elective children's surgery during the period of peak prevalence of infection in the general population.  Guidance was updated on 17th September on evidence based practice that will enable the recovery of children's elective surgery.  This has been the result of a huge collective effort by ourselves and numerous other contributors including the RCoA, RCPCH, BAPS, RCS England and the Association of Perioperative Practice, supported by Professor Simon Kenny, the National Clinical Director for Children. 

There are elements of this which will help all off us optimise the time window we have whilst prevalence is low and before winter pressures start adding to our problems. The guidance is responsive to local prevalence conditions which allows change in response to changes in local prevalence of COVID.

The guidance has not been approved by NHSE yet, and this is being sought which will provide extra assurance. In view of this, there will need to be local agreement with each Trust’s appropriate teams as to implementation of all or specific elements of this guidance. 

Some of the nuances of the rapid guidelines development means that certain elements PPE requirements could not be covered so again local considerations of the evidence in the guidelines should be used to help any changes to existing policy. 

Chris Gildersleve

President APAGBI


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