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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:



Advanced Module in General Duties (in support of Military Anaesthesia)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust

An exciting opportunity is available for military trainees within the department of Anaesthesia at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  In collaboration with the Northern School of Anaesthesia we have created an Advanced training position combining clinical work in Anaesthesia with the opportunity to pursue areas of specialist interest that are specific to military anaesthesia.

The intention of this attachment is to provide both clinical training that can be mapped to the RCOA advanced curriculum, and the opportunity to participate in military projects as a senior trainee. The post is designed to incorporate teaching and solo lists in complex major surgeries, commitment to out-of-hours service provision and timetabled military activities.

Clinical training

Clinical training is comprised of several themes (see table below) involving theatre provision of anaesthesia for complex major surgery. For each theme WPBAs would be completed as per 2010 curriculum referencing both Core Learning Outcomes and the 6 Advanced Training Domains. Interspersed with theatre activity across the year would be involvement in initial trauma resuscitation, military medical duties and medical educational activities. Having satisfied curriculum requirements for General Duties supplementary experience of major surgery in militarily relevant areas (specifically cardiothoracic and neurosurgery) would be sought.

The post is designed to fulfil the core clinical learning outcomes for Advanced training:

  1. Anaesthesia to a wide range of surgical cases demonstrating understanding of the problems encountered
  2. Show the decision making and organisational skills required of an anaesthetist to manage busy operating sessions that involve major surgery and ensure the care that is delivered is safe and timely
  3. Assist colleagues in decisions about the suitability of surgery in difficult situations
  1. Provide teaching to less experienced colleagues of all grades
Vascular EVARs, Carotid surgery, Open aneurysm surgery, peripheral revascularisation procedures.  Opportunities to attend vascular PAC
Major abdominopelvic Cystectomy, major colorectal surgery, Upper GI, Bariatrics and Gynae oncology
Major head and neck Major Maxillofacial, ENT and Plastic reconstructive head and neck procedures
Trauma / orthopaedics Level 1 Trauma centre work with tertiary referral elective Orthopaedics.

Military opportunities

Other opportunities include:

The trainees will be given a Military Educational Supervisor who has an interest in both Clinical work and the chosen optional clinical/military activity to maximise the potential of this placement. Military educational supervision is available in both General and Cardiothoracic areas.

Please contact Lt Col Jonathan Round (jonnyround@me.com), Lt Col Kate Woods (kate.woods@stees.nhs.uk) or Dr David Booth (david.booth@stees.nhs.uk) for further information.