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Symposium - AAGBI WSM 2019

Patients must be the ones who decide on their anaesthetic technique

If you don’t let the patient decide on their anaesthetic when they could be awake or asleep, are you putting yourself and your reputation on the line?
The answer is yes.

Dr David Bogod
Consultant Anaesthetist

Symposium - AAGBI WSM 2019

Anaesthetists should not be defaulting to a GA technique

Many anaesthetists are hindered by their organisation’s capabilities, culture and even their own habits that stand in the way of offering patient choice.
However, anaesthetists should not be defaulting to a GA technique.

Dr Morné Wolmarans
Consultant Anaesthetist

Symposium - AAGBI WSM 2019

The choice of anaesthetic technique belongs to the patient

The problem comes in litigation when patients feel ignored, not listened to or that their right to a choice has been taken away from them.
The choice of anaesthetic technique belongs to the patient.

Lauren Sutherland QC

Symposium - AAGBI WSM 2019

Autonomy and patient choice must come first

Patient choice should be based upon the latest techniques and drugs, not an anaesthetist’s personal technique.
Autonomy and patient choice must come first.

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths
Consultant Anaesthetist

Symposium - AAGBI WSM 2019

Consent post-Montgomery is clear

Consent post-Montgomery is clear; patients and doctors must make decisions together.
Ignore this and you breach both doctors’ own GMC guidance and the law.

Dr Oliver Tweedie
Medical Director and Consultant Anaesthetist

Symposium - AAGBI WSM 2019

Choice, Consent and Anaesthetists: Are you in breach of the law?

Sintetica Limited Symposium
Wednesday 9th January
AAGBI WSM 2019

Spinal Anaesthesia in Day Surgery – Right Drug, Right Patient, Right Procedure

Our handbook on the use of spinal anaesthesia in day surgery is now available. Contributors include expert clinicians from across Europe. The handbook contains chapters illustrating techniques used by current SA anaesthetists and guidance on dosage and refers to studies into the use of SA v GA and outcome.

The handbook "Spinal Anaesthesia in Day Surgery - Right Drug, Right Patient, Right Procedure" is available free by contacting education@sintetica.co.uk

WSM19 -Winter Scientific Meeting 2019

Winter Scientific Meeting 2019
9 -11 January
QEII Centre Westminster, London

WSM19 - Symposium

SYMPOSIUM:
Choice, Consent and Anaesthetists:
Are you in breach of the law?

Wednesday 9th January
12.35pm-1.35pm
Room: St James, 4th Floor
QEII Centre Westminster, London

How would you feel if I took away your right to a choice in everyday life?
What would it feel like if you discovered there was an option available to you, but it hadn't been offered? Is it our duty, indeed legal obligation, to inform patients of all available therapeutic options, or are there circumstances when we can act in the best interest of the patient?

Sintetica Limited is hosting a unique "Question Time" panel discussion to debate these questions and others from the symposium audience regarding choice and consent. We know choice and consent are topical and we believe that more should be done to highlight the issues and ensure every patient gets offered a choice, especially with regards to regional anaesthesia and day surgery. An aspect of this debate is how the law views these issues and whether or not as a specialty we are in breach of the law?

The panel:
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson (Immediate Past Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists)
Dr William Harrop-Griffiths (RCoA and ex-President of Association of Anaesthetists)
David Bogod (RCoA and ex-President of the OAA)
Simon Fletcher (Vice President RCoA)
Morne Wolmarans (ex-President RAUK)
Mary Stocker (ex-President BADS)
Representative of the GMC

Booking
This symposium is is free to attend. No booking is required. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch will be provided at the symposium.
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