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  • All day

    Date: Monday 11 June 2018

    Venue:   Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital

    Under exam conditions, trainees will complete at least a full Clinical & Science VIVA by using recent exam questions supplied by post FRCA trainees.

    Clinical long case

    Clinical short cases

    Science vivas – anatomy, pharmacology, physics and physiology.

    There is an expectation is that after success at the Final FRCA, trainees return as Examiners at least twice by way of payback.

    Course Directors:

    Dr Linda Waddilove, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital

    Dr Stephen Robb, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunderland Royal Hospital

    For further information, please email:  Barbara Sladdin

  • All day

    MEPA is a national course for Specialty Trainees in Anaesthesia, teaching management strategies for paediatric anaesthetic emergencies. MEPA is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists.

    A one-day, small group simulation course, offering both practical and theoretical training using simulation. Provision is made for detailed scenario feedback and discussion in a supportive and constructive manner.

    This regional course is held throughout the year, at the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Simulation Centre based at the Freeman Hospital.

    Course date – Monday 25 June 2018

    Further Information:


The Northern School Of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine

The Northern Schools of Anaesthesia (NSA) were established in 1996, by Dr David Greaves and Professor Chris Dodds, to co-ordinate anaesthetic education and training in Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Cleveland. There were originally two Schools which were combined to make up the Northern Schools, based in two hospitals, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.There is now one School known as the Northern School of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine (NSAICM).

The School is part of Health Education North East and on its behalf runs postgraduate training in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine in the Northern Deanery.

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The NSAICM trains for excellence in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Management. Our Trainees are supported throughout their training across the region by an enthusiastic team including the School Executive Committee, College Tutors, Educational and Clinical Supervisors, as well as dedicated administrative staff.
Trainees achieve not only their CCT, but also a mature and experienced approach to their careers and enjoy the diverse beauty of our region in the process

School Executive Committee