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UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND - Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
21 Portland Place,
London W1B 1PY


Phone: +44 20 7631 1650
Fax: +44 20 7631 4352

President: Dr Paul Clyburn
Secretary: Dr Mike Nathanson
Treasurer: Dr Paul Barker

Members: 6,024
AGM Date: 26 - 28th September 2018
Preferred Language: English
Year Joined: 1955
Region: ESA

Further Information


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UK population: 65m 

Number of physicians: 183,938 (2016) 

Source: WHO Country Profile 2016 


Ireland population: 4.7m 

Number of physicians: 13,959 (2016) 

Source: WHO Country Profile 2016 


In 2017 the AAGBI published the first Long Term Strategy, stating the vision, strategic aims and key priorities for the association for the next 3–5 years.

The AAGBI launched a nationwide campaign with the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) to raise awareness and address the widespread impact of fatigue and hospital shift working on doctors and their consequences for staff wellbeing and patient safety.

- Popular flagship conferences: Annual Congress (Liverpool), GAT
- Annual Scientific Meeting for trainees (Cardiff) and Winter Scientific Meeting (London), attracting over 2,009 delegates from the UK and internationally.
- Comprehensive programme of 57 seminars at the AAGBI’s Headquarters
- 50th anniversary of the AAGBI’s trainee group and meeting (GAT ASM) and approaching the 30th year of WSM London in 2018.
- Growing use of Learn@AAGBI with 600 filmed lectures and 130,000 views since its launch.
- New ways of learning: the launch of the first AAGBI webinar: ‘Optimising patients before surgery – the importance of the pre-operative period’ and online learning in Basic Transthoracic
Echocardiography (TTE)..

Anaesthesia, the official journal of the AAGBI, is international in scope and comprehensive in coverage. It is a leading journal in the field with a very high impact factor demonstrating the relevance of articles to the anaesthesia community.

To learn more, read the AAGBI Annual Review here.