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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:



Getting Started with Higher (ST5-7) Training

Welcome to the NSAICM Higher Training programme.  The higher level of training is two years in duration and is called Post Fellowship Training.

Units of Training – Higher Training ST5-7- updated Feb 2018

 Intermediate Training Certificate

You must forward the Intermediate Level Training Certificate to the RCoA.   Once received the College will contact you with your estimated CCT date.

Dual trainees –  in order to be able to assess your CCT date the RCoA require a copy of your Stage 1 Certificate.


**RCOA Training Certificates (IAC, IAOC, CLTC and ILTC) are required to be present in your e-Portfolio**.

Meeting the Programme Director

Higher trainees will be invited to attend a Post Final FRCA meeting with the Training Programme Director.   The meeting is not mandatory but the School Executive committee highly recommend that you do attend.

The aim of this meeting is to offer advice on how to optimise your ST5-7 years with further information on Advanced modules alongside career guidance, recommendations on CV building and information on non-clinical opportunities available.

Specialist Interest – dual trainees

Dual trainees who wish to undertake a specialist interest in a particular area of anaesthesia, will need to do this whilst undertaking General Duties.

Trainees will need to be flexible to which hospital they undertake a special interest as placements cannot always be guaranteed.

This is not an Advanced module.



Trainees who have an interest in Paediatrics and are considering Advanced Paediatrics, may be eligible to swap their Higher Adult ICM to PICM.

During your Intermediate training, trainees will need to email the Regional Advisor (RA) for Anaesthetics & the Higher Training Programme Director (TPD) for permission.

The Regional Advisor will write to the Training Department at the RCoA for pre-approval before you move into Higher Training.   It can take time to hear back from the College.

You will receive a confirmation email from the College and a copy will be sent to the RA & TPD.   Once you have received permission, you should contact Dr Sue Jackson, Head of PICU at the RVI to ask her permission to accommodate you on PICU.   Please copy this email to your TPD and Barbara Sladdin.

Anaesthesia in Developing Countries

Within the RCoA curriculum, as part of Higher Training, there is the option to undertake an “Anaesthesia in Developing Countries” module (http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/CCT/AnnexD) .

The College website has additional information:   (http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/careers-training/oope-and-oopt/working-training-developing-countries)

Trainees and Consultants within the School have been involved with projects overseas, and further information and advice can be obtained by emailing any of the contacts below;

David Mayne (david.mayne@ghnt.nhs.uk )
David Snell (davidsnell2010@gmail.com )
Janaki Pearson (janakipearson@me.com )
Ed Pugh (edwardpugh@doctors.org.uk)

For information on the Zambia Anaesthesia Development Project (ZADP) click here

For information on the MSc project in Ethiopia click here:


David Mayne or David Snell will be available to act as supervisors for trainees intending to undertake this module.

BKL Walawalkar Hospital, Dervan, India

BKLWalawalkar Hospital is a 500-bed multispecialty hospital providing treatment to patients from across India, including residents surrounding Dervan, who are offered subsidised treatment rates.

There is an existing relationship between the hospital and a team of doctors in the North East of England, who have visited the hospital on a number of missions.


For further information, please email Dr Sanjay Deshpande, Consultant Anaesthetist, South Tyneside Hospital, Email:    Sanjay.Deshpande@stft.nhs.uk.

Advanced Training

Further information on the main menu.


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