Safety Committee

The Safety Committee provides expert opinion on safety issues highlighted by members, the pharmaceutical industry and equipment manufacturers.
The committtee liaises with the Department of Health, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, National Patient Safety Agency, Royal College of Anaesthetists and the medical defence organisations on safety initiatives.  Major contributions to anaesthesia safety in Great Britain and Ireland have been achieved through initiatives such as the introduction of standards for monitoring in anaesthesia, standards for obstetric anaesthesia, training of anaesthetic assistants, standards for checking anaesthetic equipment, and through publication of safety guidelines.