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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:



There are opportunities around the region to get involved with teaching Medical students:


Royal Victoria Infirmary

I am the lead co-ordinator for undergraduate students in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the RVI. These are medical students from Newcastle University who include 4th year SSC (Special Study Component) students, elective students and final year HBP (Hospital Based Practice) students.

From January to May, we have final year students on the HBP course passing through the department spending 2 weeks in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. During these 2 week placements, students have 4 tutorials (2 at the RVI and 2 at the Freeman). These tutorials cover basic topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care geared towards preparing students for their Foundation year jobs. Topics include airway management, oxygen therapy, fluid management, monitoring, sepsis, pain management and preoperative assessment. Opportunities exist for trainees to deliver these tutorials at the RVI on Thursday mornings from 9 am -12noon during the HBP course. All the tutorials come with ready-to-go Powerpoint presentations, handouts, teaching props and feedback forms. There is a whiteboard / flipchart in the seminar room to facilitate more interactive sessions and allow for the session to run in your own style. I will collate your feedback in a report and provide you with a CPD certificate for your portfolio.

The medical school often require volunteer examiners, which can include in-course MOSLER assessments, examining for the 3rd year OSCE and the final MOSLER in June. To be part of this, additional training is required but can be arranged with sufficient notice.

If you are keen to be involved in any of these opportunities please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Dr Sachin Rastogi

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management