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    Regional Postfellowship Group Meeting

    Date: 6 March 2018

    Venue:  TBC

    Programme:  to follow

    Departments will expect you to book study leave.

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    It is aimed at  Core Anaesthetic Trainees and working towards the Primary FRCA exam.

    Matched to the Basic Level Curriculum and incorporated Practical Workshops with both Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring and Infusion Pumps.

    Date:  7 March 2018

    Vuneu:  Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital


    Further details:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk

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    Date: 12 March 2018

    Venue: Simulation Centre, Freeman Hospital

    The course is aimed at anaesthetic trainees, Cardiothoracic/Thoracic anaesthetists of all grades or anaesthetists who use one lung anaesthesia occasionally, such as trauma, upper GI, vascular or scoliosis surgery. It is particular complementary for specialist trainees in cardiothoracic anaesthesia modules to achieve competencies.

    There will also be a Storz rep coming along, with a range of scopes for people to get their hands on.
    The course is limited to 12 delegates.

    Further information: Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk

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    No additional detail for this event.

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    Keep up to date locally with essential topics in anaesthesia by attending the AAGBI’s Core Topics meeting. Central to the AAGBI’s educational programme Core Topics meetings are one or two day conferences held at different locations about the UK and Ireland.

    • Covering a broad spectrum of core topics essential to every anaesthetist, including trainees
    • The opportunity to update your knowledge and top up your CPD in a time and cost effective way.
    • Discover what’s new, share ideas and network with peers in these didactic and interactive sessions.
    • Covering FRCA exam subjects, perfect for busy trainee anaesthetists.
    • Come away with up-to-date information and skills.

    Date:  14 March 2018

    Venue:   Newcastle Civic Centre

    Further details:  https://www.aagbi.org/education/events/core-topics

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    A three day mentorship course designed for you to:

    • Develop mentorship skills
    • Meet GMC best practice

    Date:  16 March 2018

    Venue:   Education Centre, James Cook Unversity Hospital

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    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 – 19 March 2018

    Further Information:



Trainee Committee

The NSAICM representatives committee has been set up to provide a link between all trainees within the School and the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Specialty Training Committees.  Trainee representatives attend the Specialty Training Committee meetings and are able to put across the trainee point of view and raise any concerns.

Trainee representatives are selected according to the HENE policy. We have representation across all trainee groups – junior and senior trainees, intensive care medicine trainees and less than full time trainees.

The committee is also responsible for organising the twice yearly trainee forum. This provides a meeting for face to face dissemination of valuable information from the members of the Specialty Training Committee to the trainees.

Other key projects that the committee are involved in are links to national bodies and a variety of education and training events.

Committee Members 2018


Committee ChairGAT Trainee Network Lead (TNL)  Lucy Powell

Higher Trainee – Anaesthetics

Committee Vice Chair

Less-than-full-time Rep

GAT Committee Rep

Roopa McCrossan

Higher Trainee- Anaesthetics

Committee Secretary Anaesthetics

Rep for HENE Trainee

Executive Forum 

Priya Shekar

Intermediate Trainee – Anaesthetics

Lead for new trainees to the region Lisa Macbeth

Higher Trainee – Anaesthetics

Social Secretary for Intermediate Anaesthetics/ICM LTFT Claire Mitchell

Intermediate Trainee – Anaesthetics/ICM

ACCS/Core Anaesthetics LTFT  Zoe Robertson

Core Trainee – Anaesthetics

Less-than-full-time Rep

Acting Vice Chair 

Louise Sanderson

Higher Trainee – Anaesthetics

Intensive Care Rep

ICM Specialty Training Committee

ICM Trainee Forums 

Louise Swan

Higher Trainee – Anaesthetics & ICM

Intensive Care Rep

ICM Specialty Training Committee

ICM Trainee Forums

Hayley Mainman

Higher Trainee – Medicine & Intensive Care

Buddy Scheme  Elaine Winkley

Higher Trainee – Anaesthetics

Post Fellowship Teaching

Anaesthesia Trainee Forums

Iain Walker

Higher Trainee – Anaesthetics

ACCS Rep  Nick Francis

Core trainee – Anaesthetics

Medical Students Society

NAP coordinator 

Chris Browell

Higher Trainee – Anaesthetics

Intermediate Anaesthetics / Research James Durrand

Research Fellow



Past Chair:

Dr Cathy Lawson – 2016

Dr Jo Clement/Dr Tom Sams – 2014

Dr Sarah Gibb – 2012