About the Association of Anaesthetists
We represent the life-changing, life-saving profession of anaesthesia – by supporting, informing and inspiring a worldwide community of over 11,000 members. 

Objectives of the Association
The objectives of the Association set out in its constitution are to:

  • Advance and improve patient care and safety in the field of anaesthesia and disciplines allied to anaesthesia
  • Promote and support education and research in anaesthesia, medical specialties allied to anaesthesia, and science relevant to anaesthesia
  • Represent, protect, support, and advance the interest of its members
  • Encourage and support worldwide co-operation between anaesthetists

Learn more about the Association's ambitions in our Long-term strategy or read our Annual Reports.

How the Association works
Established in 1932 by Dr Henry Featherstone, the Association is formed of two separate legal entities:

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland. Registered as a company limited by guarantee no. 1888799 (England)
  • AAGBI Foundation. Registered as a company limited by guarantee no. 1963975 (England), as a charity in England & Wales no. 293575 and in Scotland no. SC04069

Association of Anaesthetists is the brand name used to refer to both the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland and its related charity, AAGBI Foundation.

Contacting your Linkman

Linkman ContactsYour Linkman is your representative at the Association of Anaesthetists – do you know who she or he is?  If not, look in the Linkman Directory »

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Donating equipment overseasFind out about the work of the AAGBI to support anaesthesia in developing countries.

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