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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:


Freeman Hospital

6 month advanced training unit in hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation in the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.

Supervisor: Dr Sam Burnside, Consultant Anaesthetist.



To develop knowledge, skills and interest in anaesthesia for a challenging surgical field. Providing appropriate opportunities and support to complete outcomes listed in CCT in Anaesthetics Advanced level training – hepatobiliary surgery (HPB).


Regular lists in HPB allowing exposure to all aspects of surgery including:

With opportunity for direct involvement with


To get the most out of the placement will require enthusiasm, drive and excellent communication and team working skills which we also hope to see grow throughout the unit. This should allow development of:



Review of outcomes with WBAs, MSF.