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Universal Anaesthetic Chart

We're probably never going to get a true Universal Anaesthetic Chart because of differences in standards across countries, but we could have a National Chart in the same way as Wales has had the All Wales Drug Chart for several years.

In particular it has been suggested that "The movement of doctors between hospitals within the NHS is now substantial and hospital-based non-medical prescribers are also beginning to move around the UK. This only makes an even stronger case for moving from independently developed prescription charts to a common approach."

There is a group working on standardising the nomenclature of Anaesthetic Charts for electronic records and compatibility with HL7 ( and so on.

In the meantime I've been developing something in conjunction with Dr Richard Griffiths of the AAGBI.

Towards a National Ana…