Let's fight fatigue together!

The Association of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) see it as our collective duty to raise awareness and offer practical solutions to help shift the dial on perceptions of fatigue self-assessment and fatigue risk management within the NHS.

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However, as the impact of fatigue is not limited to anaesthesia and intensive care medicine, we're garnering the support of other healthcare professions, presenting an opportunity for multiple NHS specialities to work together to tackle fatigue in the workplace.

Thank you to our supporters

Jackie Baillie MSP for Dumbarton "Our NHS staff are the backbone of our health service and ensuring that they are properly supported at work should be a top priority for us all. Improving staff welfare and safety will have a positive impact on patients."

Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton

The British Medical Association

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The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

Dr. Dai Lloyd AM, Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, National Assembly for Wales

“I am pleased to back the ‘Fight Fatigue’ campaign which is vitally important in terms of both raising awareness and changing attitudes about well-being.

“It is clear that fatigue can be damaging not just to the individual member of staff, but also to the patients that we aim to care for as well. This issue needs to be given our utmost attention.”

Dr Dai Lloyd AM, Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, National Assembly for Wales


"It is imperative that across all specialities and disciplines in healthcare we refuse to continue to compromise on staff safety and wellbeing. Our patients need us rested and they need us alive.”

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Dr Mike Farquhar, Consultant in Sleep Medicine Dr Mike Farquhar, Consultant in Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children's Hospital at Guys' and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
 MSP Rhoda Grant

“It is very sad indeed that it took the death of an anaesthetic trainee, who fell asleep at the wheel while driving home, to highlight this situation. The fact that rest facilities have been removed from many hospitals is totally unacceptable, as is any charge for workers to use them. I will be contacting health authorities in the Highlands and Islands to ask what they are doing to tackle fatigue.”

Rhoda Grant, MSP for Highlands and Islands

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David Stewart Scottish Labour’s Shadow Health Minister and Highlands and Islands MSP

“It is a sad reflection on the NHS in Scotland that 77% of anaesthetists who responded to the survey felt too tired to drive home after a night shift. Moreover 52% claimed that they had an accident or near accident after driving home after such a shift. The practise of having lengthy shifts and few rest breaks should not be routine in a modern health service and I commend this campaign for raising a very important issue.”

David Stewart, MSP for Highlands and Islands



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 The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists


Support our #FightFatigue campaign today

If you would like to officially back the joint statement, please email fatigue@aagbi.org with your organisation and a short sentence as to why you are backing the #FightFatigue, along with any evidence you may have after successfully using the educational resources to inspire change in your workplace.