Rural Anaesthetists Special Interest Group

We are South Australia’s peak body representing the interests of rural GP anaesthetists. Join us and strengthen your voice.

  • Changes to credentialing re paediatrics.
  • Allied to that, developing standardised CPD for ongoing accreditation [this is coming whether we like it or not, as a national system is in the offing].
  • Developing a better relationships with CHSA.
  • Ensuring adequate equipment and facilities across all sites.
  • Training positions for new GP-anaesthetists.
  • Nurturing better communication amongst ourselves and utilising the experience, knowledge and expertise to better support each other.
  • Allocation of lists
  • FFS issues SAMSOF and in theatre
  • CHSA Guidelines for Obese and high BMI patients surgery and anaesthetics in rural hospitals
  • Retrieval responses anaesthetists involvement


There are going to be increasing demands to provide ‘bits of paper’ to ensure ongoing credentialing from the powers that be. If we are passive and sit back, this will be dictated to us. We have an opportunity NOW to be proactive in this process.

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“The Anaesthetists Special Interest Group meet quarterly to discuss arising issues and inform RDASA of needed action and stakeholder discussion. Anyone with an interest in rural anaesthetics is welcome to join.”

Dr Phil Gribble – Chair

Please feel free to contact Phil Gribble – Chair of the Rural Anaesthetist’s Special Interest Group to discuss any issues concerning your anaesthetic practice.