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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:



In your Final year of training, the RCoA will inform the GMC about your CCT date.  Please note that the award of a CCT and inclusion on the Specialist Register are NOT automatic procedures; you are required to apply for your CCT Certificate.   It is a legal requirement for you to be on the Specialist Register before taking up a substantive or honorary NHS consultant post.

Further information:  http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/training-and-the-training-programme/completion-of-training-and-cctcesrcp

CCT date

If need be, you can request to move your CCT date forward.  Please send your request to the Head of School with a copy to your Training Programme Director and Barbara Sladdin.

Last working day

If you are planning to leave the department before changeover then it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to inform the Rotamaker/College Tutor/Anaesthetic Secretary of your last working day.   If you do not do this, departments may not be able to release you before changeover.

Completion of Training

Within six months of your potential CCT date, you need to complete the Notification of Completion of Training form.  Completion of training form

The College require an update of all your training.  In the ‘content of training’ section you need to list all the modules of training undertaken during your Higher and Advanced Years.   If this is not completed thoroughly the form will be returned.

Please ensure the RCoA has received your Intermediate Level Training Certificate (ILTC).   Please note that the RCoA will be unable to formally assess your Completion date until this has been satisfactory completed.

Once the College receives both the Notification of Completion of Training form and the ARCP outcome 6, they will recommend award of CCT and entry onto the Specialist Register, to the GMC.

About four months before your CCT date, the GMC will invite you to apply for entry to the Specialist Register.  This is an online process and you will have to pay a fee to the GMC.   If you have not received an email, please check your junk mail as many trainees have found the request in this folder.

Once you have completed the Notification of Completion of Training form, please email (word version) to your TPD along with a copy of your Intermediate Level Training Certificate.  This will then be checked by the Programme Director for forwarding to the Training & Examinations Directorate at the College to enable them to recommend you to the STA for your Certificate.


Final ARCP

You should ideally have your final ARCP within the last three months of your CCT date.  If you have not received your invite and are expecting an ARCP please contact: nsaicm.arcp@nhs.net

To avoid any last minute problems please note the following:

Trainees will not be recommended to the GMC for the award of their CCT until the following is updated to e-Portfolio:

Period Of Notice

Anaesthetic trainees will be expected at all times to give 3 month’s notice of their intention to leave the rotation.   In the past, some trainees have not bothered to ‘actively’ resign, and just assumed they could stop work on their CCT date.  This is strictly not the case.

The Human Resource Department of the LET will formally write to all trainees at least 3 months in advance of their CCT date to ask whether they will be taking up their Period of Grace or finishing their contract on their CCT date.  If trainees take up their Period of Grace then the 3 month notice period will apply. This will be clarified in writing but does not constitute a change of contract.

Please note that both HENE and LET assume, as a default, that you will take your grace period.  This is a good thing really but, once you have a job, you must resign 3 months before your CCT date before being caught out by this default.

If you have an idea when you will be leaving the rotation, please could you email your Trianing Programme Director.   The reason for this is purely for rota planning/appointments.   If you are thinking of asking for a 6 month period of grace, please let your Programme Director know.

You should not resign before you are awarded outcome 6 at ARCP.   However, if you are offered a Consultant post you can put in writing to the LET that you intend to leave on your CCT date pending ‘outcome 6’ at your final ARCP.   You must complete the attached Leavers Proforma and submit it to LET HR Manager.

You may need to explain to your new Trust that your start date will need to be agreed after your final ARCP.   All departments will want you to start at the earliest date, but sometimes they just have to wait a week or two extra for you to arrive.

Leavers proforma

This document is to be completed and returned to the LET.   Please email it to:  Amber.Towers@hee.nhs.uk

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A formal email of resignation is required to the Programme Director and HR (Lead Employer Trust), copy to Barbara Sladdin.

In order for the Royal College of Anaesthetists to keep accurate membership records and to ensure your e-porfolio remains available, it would be extremely helpful if you advised them by email of your plans after training.  Please email the Training Department:   Email address:  training@rcoa.ac.uk


Post CCT – revalidation

For reference:

DO NOT change your ‘Responsible Officer’ until you get revalidated by the GMC.   You will have problems revalidating if Trusts change your Responsible Officer before you have been revalidated.

HEE NE will send your ARCP paperwork to the GMC for revalidation and within 90 days the GMC will contact you with revalidation information.

You should then change your Responsible Officer to the Trust you are working in.

Be aware that some Trusts will change your Responsible Officer before revalidation.  Please ensure you do not change until you have been revalidated.