A few of the projects we are involved in

YGAS and Gain-WM Joint Sustainable Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Project Competition

March 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

We had a fantastic afternoon of collaboration between GAIN-WM (Green Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Network West Midlands) and YGAS with our first ever joint event on Thursday 24th February. There were a great number of trainees from across both regions to listen to the 6 presentations that had been shortlisted for the sustainable anaesthesia and […]

DEcember YGAS NEwsletter

December 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

In case you missed it, here is a copy of our December newsletter. View it online here:

How to have A Sustainable Christmas

December 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

The overarching themes of sustainability are: using what you already have, reducing what you waste and minimizing what you receive. I have divided this into five sections based on what I think the most important things are at Christmas! Food Being sustainable is all about minimizing or eliminating meat (and dairy!) There are a lot […]

First YGAS Newsletter

November 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

On the 19th Oct 2021 we sent out our first newsletter. Thanks to all those who read it. For those who missed it you can see it here. Don’t forget to sign up and never miss a newsletter again.

Find us on the deanery website

November 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

You can now find YGAS via the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber School of Anaesthesia website homepage.

Presentation at the Yorkshire Anaesthetic Trainee Conference

October 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Friday 8th October – Virtual event Quick presentation at the Yorkshire Anaesthetic Trainee Conference introducing the aims of YGAS and plans for the future

Reducing waste by creating emergency drug boxes during COVID-19

December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The COVID-19 global pandemic required a change in practice for most areas of healthcare. A range of new challenges were presented for which solutions were required at very short notice. One of these issues was how to reduce waste in theatre, whilst complying with infection prevention regulations. One of the areas in which waste […]

Reducing desflurane use at Airedale General Hospital

December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As CT1 at Airedale General hospital I was new to anaesthesia. I was just getting to grips with the basics but one thing stood out to me – as a department a lot of people were using desflurane on a regular basis and it wasn’t really clear to me why. With the help of a […]

It’s just a start…

December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

We hope that one day this page will be full of ideas. For that to happen we are going to need some help! Let us know what you have been up to, any comments on the projects above, or ideas for new projects to get stuck in to.

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The most recent 'Raising the Standards: RCoA Quality Improvement Compendium' contains two projects with a 'focus on sustainability. Check out chapter 11 for more details.