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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:


Introductory Course for New Starter Trainees

The Northern School of Anaesthesia run an Anaesthetic New Starter Courses for CT1/ACCS Anaesthetics /Acute Medicine/Emergency Medicine trainees.   The course will introduce you to anaesthetics and small group teaching covering most of the anaesthetic curriculum.

Trainees are expected to attend this course when you begin your training in anaesthetics.  The only exemption would be previous experience of 4-6 months in anaesthesia at CT1 level and completion of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Initial Assessment of Competence.

Within your first 3-6 months of starting anaesthetics, you will be expected to have completed an Initial Assessment of Competence.  The certificate can be downloaded from the Royal College of Anaesthetists website.   More details will be given to you by your Educational Supervisor, but it would be advisable to check out the information from the Royal College of Anaesthetists website – www.rcoa.ac.uk.   This document will need to be downloaded onto your e-portfolio.

Certain competencies and assessments are carried out during the New Starter course to help you achieve the Initial Assessment of Competence

Topics covered:

Venue:  Held in various Simulation Centres around the region.

Course Directors:

Sunderland Royal Hospital:   Dr Keith Fordy, Consultant Anaesthetist

James Cook University Hospital:  Dr Ian Hunter, Consultant in Anaesthesia & ICM

Northumbria Healthcare Trust:   Dr Nicki Corbitt, Consultant Anaesthetist,

Royal Victoria Infirmary:   Dr Jeremy Hyams,  Dr Henrietta Dawson, Consultant Anaesthetists

University of North Durham:   Dr Derek Randles, Consultant Anaesthetist,

Queen Elizabeth Hospital:   Dr David Mayne, Consultant Anaesthetist


For further information, please email:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk