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Senior anaesthetist and former CQC inspector takes on national medical role

Practice Plus Group (PPG) has appointed Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Marcelle Michail as National Medical Director to its Secondary Care division, a role in which she will oversee medical excellence in


Reducing NHS anaesthetic gas emissions: BPR Medical and Medclair announce collaboration

Gas control specialists BPR Medical and Medclair, a Sweden-based specialist in safe nitrous oxide use, have agreed to share technology and product information to help the NHS achieve its aim


Algorithms show accuracy in gauging unconsciousness under general anaesthesia

Anaesthetic drugs act on the brain but most anaesthetists rely on heart rate, respiratory rate, and movement to infer whether surgery patients remain unconscious to the desired degree. In a


Anaesthesia doesn’t simply turn off the brain, it changes its rhythms

Simultaneous measurement of neural rhythms and spikes across five brain areas in animals reveals how propofol induces unconsciousness. Slow rhythm signature can guide anaesthetists to improve patient care. In a