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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:


Requirements for Trainee Educational Supervision


Fully registered as a named educational supervisor by 31/7/16

Half-day/ 4 hours educational CPD annually

Undergo appraisal of educational role as part of annual appraisal process, demonstrating evidence of on-going professional development against 7 standards in each revalidation cycle:

  1. Ensuring safe and effective patient care through training
  2. Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning
  3. Teaching and facilitating learning
  4. Enhancing learning through assessment
  5. Supporting and monitoring educational progress
  6. Guiding personal and professional development
  7. Continuing professional development as an educator

Educational role and necessary CPD should be part of job planning process and its review.

Royal College

Speciality-specific requirements (refer to local College Tutor/ Royal College guidance) but usually include familiarity with appropriate curriculum, e-portfolio, career progression, exam structure, ARCP, CCT requirements.


Completed Equality and Diversity training within last 3 years (NB. Part of trust mandatory training)

Have received training covering feedback for learning, developing effective learning plans, recognising and supporting underperforming trainees, ARCP processes. (there are specific courses on the HENE website)


Meet requirements of HENE and GMC above.

Attended “Good practice in educational supervision” training course

Committed to training and supporting trainee doctors, and fully engaged in the process of educational meetings, using the relevant e-portfolio and the reporting processes.

Educational supervision time requirements should be discussed when agreeing/reviewing the job plan.

Attend the Trust Quality Assurance in Educational Supervision meetings