Who we work with

The AAGBI currently works with 20 Specialist Anaesthetic Associations making use of the services offered by the Specialist Society unit. Each society has a personal service level agreement with the AAGBI ensuring that the support given is tailored to the needs of the society.

Association of Dental Anaesthetists (ADA) Link »

The Association of Dental Anaesthetists (ADA) was founded in 1977. Consisting of both Anaesthetists and Dentists the Association aims to further the art and science of anaesthesia and sedation for dentistry and to provide a forum for discussion

Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists (APA) Link »

The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britian and Ireland was formed in 1973 by a small group of UK based paediatric anaesthetists. Its aims are to promote high standards in the specialty through education and research. It advises other professional bodes on anaesthesia for children. The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland exists to further the clinical and research aspects of the specialty. Members are drawn from every type of hospital both in the UK and Ireland, and from further overseas. Members of the Association are also active in the fields of acute and chronic pain management, and paediatric intensive care. The Association has two meetings a year, one scientific and one for linkmen.

Difficult Airway Society (DAS) Link »

The Difficult Airway Society was formed in 1995 and aims to improve management of the patient's airway by anaesthetists and critical care personnel.

Regional Anaesthesia – UK (RAUK) Link »

The aims of the Society shall be to further the study of science and practice of anaesthesia in Great Britain & Ireland by promoting the safe use of regional anaesthesia and encouraging basic scientific and clinical research in regional anaesthesia

Going Overseas Network (GON) Link »

A multi-disciplinary, multi-professional network, which facilitates and encourages UK healthcare staff to participate in training and service visits to the less developed world.

History of Anaesthesia Society (HAS) Link »

Founded in 1986, the History of Anaesthesia Society aims to promote the study of the history of anaesthesia and related disciplines and to provide a forum and social ambience for discussion among members.  Membership is open to any persons over the age of 18 years who is interested in the study of the history of anaesthesia.

Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain & Ireland (NASGBI) Link »

The Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NASGBI) evolved from The Neurosurgical Travelling Club (NATC) founded in 1965. The objective of the society is ..the advancement of education for the public benefit in the science of neuroanaesthesia and neuro-intensive care.

Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA) Link »

The Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA) was formed in 1969 to promote the highest standards of anaesthetic practice in the care of mother and baby and has an international membership of over 2450. The OAA provides both education and training for anaesthetists and other practitioners in the UK and overseas and a resource for women seeking information about pain relief in labour and anaesthesia for Caesarean section.

Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS)  Link »

The Paediatric Intensive Care Society was founded in 1987 as a multidisciplinary society for professionals interested and involved in the care of critically ill children. The Society aims to provide a forum for discussion and specialist advice relating to the care of critically ill children. The Society also aims to provide training for nurses and doctors persuing a career in paediatric critical care. The Society has an annual scientific meeting in the autumn and the council meets 4 times a year.

Scottish Intensive Care Society (SICS) Link »

The Scottish Intensive Care Society was founded in Perth in January 1991 by intensive care clinicians from all four Scottish cities, to co-ordinate and represent the specialty of intensive care in Scotland. Its specific aims were to promote educational, research and audit activities.

Society for Anaesthetists in Radiology (SAR) Link »

Over the past decade there has been a rapid increase in therapeutic procedures being performed by radiologists, Anaesthetists are often the only professionals with an overview of the patient and are best placed to gather information on from the wards, surgeons and physicians and intensivists. Moreover, imaging, both inside and outside of the operating theatre has become the focus of both diagnosis and therapeutic management of patient care

The society aims to provide an education and training resource for radiologists and anaesthetists, promote safety in difficult environments in regard to anaesthetic techniques, improve awareness of radiation protection for both patients and staff by optimising care and procedural time for adults and children.

The society provides a forum for consultants, trainees and paramedical staff for new techniques and procedures, a resource for management when planning new X-ray facilities and a forum for stakeholders in radiology, ultrasound and echo studies working with manufacturers.

Society for Ethics and Law in Medicine
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The Society for Ethics and Law in Medicine is a specialist society for doctors, lawyers, health and other professionals who have an interest in this field. The society aims to provide a forum whereby clinicians. lawyers and others with an interest in this area, can communicate as well as generate debate, exchange information and other relevant ideas. It will also provide a voice for those working within the speciality, allowing them to express their views and interests.
The society will also be a resource centre for those with an interest in the field and encourage the formation of networks. We hope to  provide a voice for people with an interest in this area.

Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia (SCATA) Link »
Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) Link »

The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry is a dental charity dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry. Often referred to as SAAD (pronounced to rhyme with ‘card’), the society has developed from a small study club in the late 1950’s into one of the UK’s largest postgraduate teaching organisations for dentistry.

The society’s main function is providing postgraduate education by running courses encouraging the safe provision of conscious sedation for dentistry. A major provision is also made for the training of dental nurses assisting in the procedures for conscious sedation and the management of associated complications. SAAD’s philosophy is that of team training.

SAAD’s other activities include providing scientific seminars, giving expert advice to other bodies including the Department of Health and the General Dental Council; providing experts for guidelines and standards documents; giving expert evidence to the courts and providing individual support and advice to members.

Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (SIVA)  Link »

The object of the Society is to promote education and facilitate research into the use of drugs administered intravenously in anaesthesia and science related thereto, and to disseminate and help implement the useful results of such research for the public benefit. UK Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia - provides a forum for information, education and debate about intravenous anaesthesia in the United Kingdom.

Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia (SOBA) Link »

The Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia (SOBA) is a specialist society that represents anaesthetists with an interest in the peri-operative management of the morbidly obese patient.

The society represents anaesthetists interested in the general management of the obese patient in the spheres of general surgery, obstetrics and critical care, as well as those anaesthetists with a specialist interest in bariatric surgery.

SOBA holds educational meetings bi-annually for the non-specialist on the topic of "Safe anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patient" and also an annual specialist scientific bariatric anaesthesia meeting.

SOBA has also authored several clinical guidelines, and has provided expert advice to the AAGBI and Royal College of Anaesthetists and other bodies including NCEPOD and IHAS.

The Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland (NSUKI) Link »

The Neuromodulation Society represents those who are furthering the development of implant technology. In particular, spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery. NSUKI promotes the interests of clinicians working in the field of neuromodulation.

The Preoperative Association (Pre-Op) Link »

The Preoperative Association is a multi-disciplinary association, started in 2004. Our membership is open to all who have an interest in promoting best practice for patient care in the preparation for surgery. The Association is at the forefront of providing guidance to its members on appropriate standards of patient care and safety. The membership consist of anaesthetists, nurses and pharmacists.

World Anaesthesia Society (WAS) Link »

World Anaesthesia Society is a specialist society working to support anaesthesia in the developing world through appropriate training material and equipment. We work to promote the education of anaesthesia and act as an advocate dealing with governments and agencies involved in anaesthesia, and we maintain a network of appropriately trained and experienced anaesthetists to assist members and advise those intending to work in the developing world.