Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology

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About our society

The Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology (SAR) aims to promote safety and optimize the quality of anaesthesia provided to adults and children undergoing procedures involving radiological imaging.

Radiological imaging, both inside and outside of the operating theatre, has become integral to the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions in the 21st century. The Society’s mission is to provide an education and training resource for anaesthetists, radiologists, radiographers, radiology nurses and others working within this specialist area.

Over the past decade there has been a rapid increase in highly complex therapeutic procedures being performed by a variety of specialists utilizing radiological imaging; these are often performed in clinically unstable patients with significant co-morbidity. Anaesthetists, as a vital member of the clinical team, are uniquely placed to deliver high quality care to these patients. This stems from their experience of caring for patients in most areas of medicine including Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, ITU, Pain, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and General Medicine.

The Society will provide a forum for consultants, trainees and paramedical staff to discuss new techniques and procedures as well as to share ideas. Through this we intend to bring to the fore and consolidate the existing guidelines of the Royal Colleges and to help implement their recommendations.

SAR EU GDPR Policy

Dear Member,

We have updated our privacy policy to ensure that the Society complies fully with its obligations and the rights of our members under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This policy applies to all personal data held by SAR for societal management purposes and also to that held by third-party data processors collecting personal data on the Society’s behalf for the purposes of processing membership fees, organising scientific meetings and on line education. The full policy can be found on our website.

By continuing as a member, using our website and services after this date, you agree to these updated terms. If you would like to request further information, you can do so by contacting us at contact@societyofanaesthetistsinradiology.org

 

SAR GDPR Policy

Introduction

This Policy sets out the obligations of the Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology (SAR) regarding retention of personal data collected, held, and processed by the Society in accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Objectives

The aim of this Policy is to set out limits for the retention of personal data and to ensure that those limits, as well as further data subject rights to erasure, are complied with. By extension, this Policy aims to ensure that the Society complies fully with its obligations and the rights of data subjects under the GDPR.

Scope

This Policy applies to all personal data held by the SAR for societal management purposes and by third-party data processors collecting personal data on the Society’s behalf. Personal data is stored in the following ways and in the following locations:

  • Dropbox site accessible by the President and Information Lead.
  • Aesculap Academia on their servers.

Data Subject Rights and Data Integrity

All personal data held by the Society is held in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR and data subjects’ rights thereunder. Data subjects are given control over their personal data held by the Company including the right to have incorrect data rectified, the right to request that their personal data be deleted or otherwise disposed of (notwithstanding the retention periods otherwise set by this Data Retention Policy), the right to restrict the Society’s use of their personal data, the right to data portability, and further rights relating to automated decision making and profiling.

Technical and Organisational Data Security Measures

 

The following technical measures are in place within the Society to protect the

security of personal data:

  • Personal data may only be transmitted over secure networks;
  • Personal data may not be transmitted over a wireless network if there is a

reasonable wired alternative;

  • Personal data contained in the body of an email, whether sent or received, should be copied from the body of that email and stored securely. The email itself and associated temporary files should be deleted;
  • Where personal data is to be sent by facsimile transmission the recipient should be informed in advance and should be waiting to receive it;
  • Where personal data is to be transferred in hardcopy form, it should be passed directly to the recipient or, where that is not possible, sent using Royal Mail;
  • All personal data transferred physically should be transferred in a suitable container marked “confidential”;
  • No personal data may be shared informally;
  • All hardcopies of personal data, along with any electronic copies stored on physical media should be stored securely;
  • No personal data may be transferred to other parties, whether such parties are working on behalf of the Society or not, without authorisation from Council;
  • Personal data must be handled with care at all times and should not be left unattended or on view;
  • Computers used to view personal data must always be locked before being left unattended;
  • All electronic copies of personal data should be stored securely using passwords and encryption;
  • All passwords used to protect personal data should be changed regularly and must be secure;
  • Under no circumstances should any passwords be written down or shared;
  • All software should be kept up-to-date. Security-related updates should be installed as soon as reasonably possible after becoming available;

The following organisational measures are in place within the Society to protect the security of personal data:

  • All Council members and other parties working on behalf of the Society shall be made fully aware of both their individual responsibilities and the Society’s responsibilities under the GDPR and under the Society’s Data Protection Policy;
  • Only Council members and other parties working on behalf of the Society that need access to, and use of, personal data in order to perform their work shall have access to personal data held by the Society;
  • All Council members and other parties working on behalf of the Society handling personal data will be appropriately trained to do so or appropriately supervised;
  • All Council members and other parties working on behalf of the Society handling personal data should exercise care and caution when discussing any work relating to personal data at all times;
  • Methods of collecting, holding, and processing personal data shall be regularly evaluated and reviewed;
  • The performance of those working on behalf of the Society handling personal data shall be regularly evaluated and reviewed;
  • All agents, contractors, or other parties working on behalf of the Society handling personal data must ensure that any and all relevant employees are held to the same conditions as those of the Society arising out of the GDPR and the Society’s Data Protection Policy;
  • Where any agent, contractor or other party working on behalf of the Society handling personal data fails in their obligations under the GDPR and/or the Society’s Data Protection Policy, that party shall indemnify and hold harmless the Company against any costs, liability.

 

 

Data Disposal

Upon expiry of the data retention periods set out below or when a data subject exercises their right to have their personal data erased, personal data shall be deleted, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of.

Data Retention

As stated above, and as required by law, the Society shall not retain any personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the purpose for which that data is collected, held, and processed. Different types of personal data, used for different purposes, will necessarily be retained for different periods (and its retention periodically reviewed), as set out below. When establishing and/or reviewing retention periods, the following shall be taken into account:

  • The objectives and requirements of the Society;
  • The type of personal data in question;
  • The purpose for which the data in question is collected, held, and processed;
  • The category or categories of data subject to whom the data relates.

If a precise retention period cannot be fixed for a particular type of data, criteria shall be established by which the retention of the data will be determined, thereby ensuring that the data in question, and the retention of that data, can be regularly reviewed against those criteria. Notwithstanding the following defined retention periods, certain personal data may be deleted or otherwise disposed of prior to the expiry of its defined retention period where a decision is made within the Society to do so (whether in response to a request by a data subject or otherwise). In limited circumstances, it may also be necessary to retain personal data for longer periods where such retention is for archiving purposes that are in the public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes. All such retention will be subject to the implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the rights and freedoms of data subjects, as required by the GDPR.

6th SAR ASM March 2018 Presentation Document

SAR ASM 2018 – Stroke

SAR President yearly update – 2018

SAR President yearly update.2018

Greetings for the New Year 2018 from the Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology

It was good to see so many of you at our meeting last year. Over the last year our focus has been on providing another day where we can meet and discuss and follow up on the discussions regarding Finance.

Please see attached our programme for Thursday March 15th 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians. Please advertise and register for the meeting, which I am confident you will find useful.

Following on from discussions at our meeting, I have discussed financing anaesthesia in the Radiology Suite with NHS Finance. As many of you know, there is little additional funding and we need to address this, to ensure that our patients are not deprived from the expertise that we can offer. I will update you in the meeting, but I believe, we are the appropriate Society to encourage change, although this will be slow in coming.

Of course, to ensure we are credible, we need a strong society with a wide geographical base, and I am grateful to you for continuing to support the Society.

Please register for the meeting at www.aesculap-academia.co.uk

Please send poster submissions to: academia.bbmuk@bbraun.com

Best wishes

Dr Shane George

SAR President

 

Anaesthesia news – From SAR President’s Desk

The Radiology suite has become an increasingly common site for Anaesthetists. Complex work, from cardiology and neurology to general surgical work has flourished in these or the increasingly common hybrid suites. Often straightforward procedures or patients may be done with non- anaesthetic sedation techniques. However, the needs of the patient (significant co-morbidities, paediatric, confused etc.) or the procedure (prolonged duration, critical to have a still patient, etc.) drives the need for anaesthetist involvement.

Data from the recent Nap 5 survey suggests that about 100,000 anaesthetics are provided by Anaesthetists in these areas see (fig 1) and these patients are often in higher ASA groups compared to the general theatre group.

In a 2013 survey of Interventional Radiologists, 88% felt that the procedure was safer with an anaesthetist and 80% that the procedure was technically easier. However about 65% felt the list was less efficient, and a similar number felt that anaesthetists were difficult to access. A similar proportion felt that the need for trained assistance and the anaesthetists made the financial costs too high.

The Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology (SAR) was formed in 2011 with the recognition of this increasing activity and aims to promote safety and optimize the quality of anaesthesia provided to adults and children undergoing procedures involving radiological imaging. Its role is in sharing the experience of disparate specialties within anaesthesia, which provide these services, often in silos. Additional roles include engagement with radiologists and industry in recognising the increasing role of anaesthesia within their areas especially in forward planning and design of new facilities. Further we would like to increase the profile of this remote site with its specific risks to trainees, who are often thrown into this area to manage emergencies well outside their comfort of the operating suite.

The Society is run by a Committee of 8 and has organised 4 Scientific meetings, which is now held on an annual basis. We have also organised training days for Deaneries. The next Annual meeting will be in the Museum of London on 15th March 2018

https://uk.aesculap-academy.com/go/?action=AkadEventData&event_id=117845&evdate=117854

 

Click on anaesthesia-news-2  to look at the published data.

 

Further information on the Society is available on our website www.societyofanaesthetistsinradiology.org

We look forward to trainees at the Annual meeting. If you would like us to help your Deanery organise a day in your region, we can be contacted at the address below

 

Shane George

President, Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology

contact@societyofanaesthetistsinradology.org

 

5th SAR ASM March 2017 Presentation Documents

Below are the presentation documents for our 2017 5th Annual Scientific Meeting.

BPA SAR talk; Overview of CTEPH – Dr Taboada; Rad anaesth lecture;

PPT BPA SAR London.1; PPT BPA SAR London.2; Rate of safe ETT placement with radiographic confirmation-1 (1)

Thursday 11.00am v2 Wikner

Important Documents

Please click through the documents below to acquaint yourself with information that anaesthetists working in radiology need to be aware of.

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nap4-exec-summary

gpas-2016-07-ante

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