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Welcome to the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists

The New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) is an organisation that envisions the highest standards of anaesthetic care by providing advocacy and support to the community of medically-registered anaesthetists in New Zealand.

The NZSA promotes continuing education, research and innovation for all involved in the anaesthetic field (including anaesthetists, technicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and technology companies).  By these means, the society promotes the high standards that ensure the safety of our patients.

Since its inception in 1948, the NZSA has acted as a voice for New Zealand anaesthetists, in particular on issues unique to New Zealand. Examples include communicating with Government agencies over issues such as drug availability and funding; dealing with concerns over alternative providers of anaesthesia; dealing with Health Workforce New Zealand, and developing the “Relative Value Guide” (RVG) which is a template for funding for Private Practice Anaesthesia.

The Society is a very active participant in the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (New Zealanders occupy two of the seven positions on the Executive Committee of WFSA) and we have a presence on the world anaesthesia stage.

Our Overseas Aid Committee has close links with our Pacific Island Colleagues, and Society members have done important work in improving anaesthesia and resuscitation equipment in the Cook Islands. Members also provide locum cover so local anaesthetists can attend conferences.

NZSA is an active participant in the tripartite Australasian anaesthetic initiatives: Australia and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Collection Committee (ANZTADC); the Australasian Continuing Education Coordinating Committee (ACECC), and the NZSA president regularly attends meetings of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).




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