Thread: ODP/RN Anaesthetists
07-05-2006, 12:36 PM #111Originally Posted by Dr John Crippen
07-05-2006, 01:47 PM #112
Originally Posted by Varied A
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07-05-2006, 05:05 PM #113Originally Posted by yazooJohn
Mark:- Dr Carter, you seen Dr Weaver?
Carter:- err usually she's everywhere
21-11-2006, 05:19 PM #114
Thought I'd reserect an old thread - Lucy's original argument was that it was difficult to find doctors to fill anaesthetic posts. With MMC nearly upon us it is clear that significant portions of current anaestheic trainees are going to be denied the chance to complete their training.
So do we really needs APs?
14-02-2007, 11:35 PM #115
3 years after this thread was started the AP program, in England at least, appears to have run into the ground. Sadly I fear it was a financial decision to scrap it, however the relative expense, inflexability and limited role of APs compared to even junior medical anaesthetists has conspired to bring down this experiment.
For the record, I feel genuinely sorry for those who have undertaken the training and are now likely to find their employment opportunities severely constrained. I'm sorry you were sold a sop. If the fire to be an anaesthetist still burns graduate medical school may be a way to further your ambitions. My feelings on APs aside, I feel those who entered this program have been shabbily treated as guniea pigs by a government who have singularly failed to understand the complexities of the NHS and medical treatment.
25-02-2007, 02:42 PM #116
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