< 2018 >
  • 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:


Introduction to Intermediate Training

The NSAICM run ‘Introduction to Intermediate Training’ days for new ST3 trainees in our region, covering the six essential units.   The days are organised by Specialist Consultants around the Northern Region.   The course runs either in February-March or August-September and trainees will be invited to attend when they start their Intermediate Training.

The purpose of the course is to prepare trainees for the first days of their intermediate modules and help towards their preparation for the Final FRCA.

The course organisers will deliver some content relevant to the basic physiology and pharmacology principles relating to the Final Exam. There will be theoretical knowledge appropriate for the exam and practical clinical aspects to enable trainees to get the most out of their specialist blocks.   Each day is delivered in an interactive way using either: simulation, case studies, real life problems etc.

Six essential units covered include:

Course Directors:

Dr Keith Fordy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunderland Royal Hospital

Dr Lynne Waring, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Royal Victoria Infirmary

For further information, please email:  Barbara Sladdin