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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:


NSAICM Guidance for Trainers & Trainees

Initial Educational Supervisor (ES)/Trainee meeting

This should be within the 1st 2 weeks of the trainee starting the placement, during which a training plan should be set.


Every year a Core Level (CT1/2 & ACCS CT2/3) Trainee should complete:

  1. WPBAs (workplace based assessments) – for requirements see table overleaf and keep reading!
  2. An audit or evidence of research/high level presentation or publication(s).
  3. An MSF (one for anaesthesia, and one for ICM if completing a 3/12 slot).  Start these early as a minimum of 10 colleagues needed (12 in ACCS), 5 of whom should be senior medical/nursing staff.

Please check:

Workplace Based Assessments 

So what is expected?

The Core level syllabus is in 2 sections:

Prior to the ARCP of their CT1 year, trainees should complete the Basis of Anaesthetic Practice (including the ICM sign-off)

Trainees should complete the Basic Anaesthesia competencies prior to the ARCP of their CT2 year.


ES Forms

ICM Training

Most trainees complete their first 3 month block during their CT1 year.

The ICM curriculum can be found here;

WBAs comprise DOPs, I-Cex, ACAT and CPD assessments and an MSF. A CUT form should be completed on the e-portfolio.

Documentation should include an Educational Training Record.

This document continues throughout the trainee’s ICM training.

WBAs; The Bare Minimum Expected

unit of training