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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:


Ethics Course

The Ethics course is aimed at giving trainees an insight into possible ethical issue and legal issues that come up as a consultant.   It follows the topics suggested by the RCOA and is delivered by lectures. The speakers include local consultants who have an interest in the area but also external speakers including local coroners, solicitors and lectures from Newcastle Medical School.

Audience:- It is aimed at those who have passed their Final FRCA but is open to all

Frequency:- It runs once every 2 years

Duration;- one full day

Competencies:- It covers some of the higher non-theatre competencies

Topics:- These include introduction to ethics, end of life care, ethics of teaching, organ donation, paediatric ethics, role of the corner and the mental capacity act and other legal issues.

Venue:- The Freeman hospital


Course Director:

Dr Alastair Duggie, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital of North Durham