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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:



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