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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:


Advanced Module in Neuroanaesthesia

Royal Victoria Infirmary

Lead Clinicians:

Neil Cardno (neil.cardno@nuth.nhs.uk)
Rahul Bajekal (rahul.bajekal@nuth.nhs.uk)

The RVI is a designated major trauma centre with a large number of neuro-trauma patients requiring neurosurgical intervention. It is the largest neurosurgical centre in the North of England serving a population of 2.5 million adults, children and neonates, providing a full range of surgical, interventional radiology and critical care services.

Trainees will be fully supported and encouraged to develop the knowledge and skills required for independent practice at an advanced level. The consultant supervisor will facilitate an individual program appropriate to the needs and requirements of each trainee.

Skills which will be developed as part of this module include:

Perioperative management of patients for elective intracranial and spinal surgery including:

Management of emergency cases including:

Teaching / Supervision:

The elective work is complemented by a broad range of out of hours experiences providing anaesthetic services to the full range of surgical specialities within the hospital.