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Computing and Technology

  • Apperta Foundation
    A clinician-led, not-for-profit company. Supported by NHS England, NHS Digital and others, they promote open systems and standards for digital health and social care
  • Code4Health
    Code4Health is an initiative supported by NHS England and NHS Digital to enable the best use of digital tools and technology to deliver safe, high quality, efficient and compassionate care
    European Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Faculty of Clinical Informatics (UK)
    The Faculty of Clinical Informatics is the multi-disciplinary professional body for all health and social care qualified individuals working as informaticians across the UK. The FCI supports safe, effective and efficient health and care for the public through the best use of information and information technology.
  • FICM Logbook
    The FICM doesn't produce a logbook for ICM trainees, or for anaesthesia trainees undertaking their ICM blocks. It does, howver, expect trainees to keep one and complete a logbook summary to their specification. I have produced a logbook that meets the requirements of the FICM. As far as I am aware, it is the only logbook available that gathers all the required information. The 2 versions of the logbook (one for anaesthetists and one for ICM trainees) can be downloaded, free of charge, from our departmental website
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS)
    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the premier professional member organisation exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology.
  • HL7 FHIR
    FHIR is a standard for health care data exchange, published by HL7. FHIR = Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources
  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
  • Interopen
    Leading organisations to support & accelerate the delivery and adoption of #Interoperability Standards in health & social care
  • Japan Society of Technology in Anesthesia
    Hope your Japanese is better than mine :D
  • Jet 5
    Anaesthetic software including a consultant and trainee portfolio
  • NHS Digital
    The current incarnation of NHS England's portal for Digital Health. Previous incarnations included the HSCIC, Connecting for Health and before that NHSIA, the implementation arm of NPfIT
  • NHS Hackday
    Hack Days are a fun way to brainstorm collaboratively and come up with quick solutions. Making actual “products” isn’t necessarily the aim; it’s about having a great time, learning something and meeting some brilliant people. The main advantage of Hack Days is having people with a wide range of skills all in the same room and working together, something which may not be achieved quite so explicitly during day jobs in software development.
  • Open EHR
    openEHR is a technology for e-health consisting of open platform specifications, clinical models and software that together define a domain-driven information systems platform for healthcare and medical research. The principal architectural concepts include the patient-centric health record, clinical guidelines and decision support.
  • Perioperative Logbook
    The online logbook for all healthcare professionals. We work hard to develop and innovate our all-in-one online solution that keeps up with your professional needs.
  • Society for Technology in Anesthesia
    The Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) is an international organization of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies. Membership is open to all who are interested. The journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia is STA's official publication. A quarterly newsletter, Interface, is published and available online.
  • Synaptec Software
    Home of RCA Logbook

Handheld and Mobile Computing

  • Doctor's Gadgets
    Information for Doctors who use PDAs
  • ePocrates
    Popular free formulary for Palm
  • HanDBase
    Popular database for Palm and Pocket PC
  • Pilot DB
    Free database for the Palm
  • Vaper
    Logbook for PalmOS-based PDAs which is now in its third major revision. It allows rapid data entry and on-the-spot analysis of casemix/procedures performed/ complications encountered.

UK Associations and Colleges

Specialist Societies

Medical Databases

  • Entrez PubMed
    Still one of the best after all these years, and the SCATA webmaster's favourite, in spite of the French connection.
  • NHS National Library for Health
    The National Library for Health (NLH) aims to be the best health library and information service in the world. [sic]

International Anaesthesia Web Sites


Education Resources

  • Anaesthesia UK
    dedicated to using the potential of the Internet in providing medical information, education and communication to Anaesthetists in training. We feel that there are no sites dedicated to the FRCA examination. This site has revision topics and examinations questions that anaesthetists in training may find useful. Below are some details of who works at AnaesthesiaUK and the educational partners that enable us to produce the content that we presently have on the site. The site is free to use and is aimed at Anaesthetic Professionals mostly in the UK. We hope that you find this site useful and it goes someway to helping you pass the FRCA hurdle and also forms part of your Continuing Professional Development.

AIMS Library

Commercial Products

please note that SCATA does not endorse any specific AIMS or perioperative care system or product.

  • Better Care Platform
    openEHR data platform designed to store, manage, query, retrieve and exchange structured electronic health record (EHR) data on a national, regional or institutional level in healthcare
  • IMDSoft Metavision
    Commercial AIMS
  • IMS Maxims
    EPR Vendor based in Dublin, Ireland, part of the GDE programme
  • MyPreop by Ultramed
    An online surgical pre-assessment system


  • 65 Years of Anaesthesia in the NHS
    Anaesthesia, Art and Science, produced by the RCoA in 2016. Worth a watch.
  • BAREMA British Anaesthetic and Respiratory Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • John Powell's Web Site
    This is the website of a lovable but slightly eccentric Englishman (says my son Tim). If I'm not star-gazing in the dead of night or pottering along winding canals with Isabel on our narrowboat, I'm at home endlessly revising my autobiography-cum-history of anaesthesia.
  • Universal Anaesthetic Machine
    The Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM) is a full-size electric plug-in-and-go general anaesthesia machine. Its unique design offers a state-of-the-art workstation with an oxygen concentrator and conventional scavenging with a Y-piece/coaxial tubing set requiring no breathing valve at the airway. Its hybrid design combines continuous flow configuration with draw-over reliability. Standard components include a large-capacity vaporizer, a reservoir bag,an oxygen rotameter and an integral fuel cell oxygen monitor with options for oxygen and nitrous oxide cylinders.