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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 Pain Module

The Advanced Pain module is suitable for all trainees wishing to pursue a career in Chronic Pain Medicine or as an Acute Pain Lead Clinician. It comprises a year secondment to either the Royal Victoria Infirmary or James Cook University Hospital pain clinics, though there are opportunities to work in the larger DGH’s too.    As an Advanced Pain Trainee (APT) your day time commitment will be exclusively to pain medicine, you will maintain your anaesthetic skills by participating in the on call anaesthetic rota for your base hospital.

You will receive intensive training in pain medicine, working in outpatients to develop your interview skills, diagnostic skills and knowledge of imaging. You will become expert in the use of analgesics and develop a biopsychosocial approach to holistic care.  About 1/3 of your time will be spent in theatre acquiring interventional skills that will include the use of  radiologically guided blocks, ultrasonography and neuro-ablative procedures. You will become familiar with the use of neuromodulation and implantable devices.

As part of your training you will learn the advanced management of cancer pain, spending time in palliative medicine and learning about neuro-destructive procedures. There are opportunities to explore paediatric pain and will receive training from medical colleagues e.g. rheumatology.

The module develops key aspects managerial & governance strategies. MDT working and team leadership are essential. You will have a better understanding of the commissioning process and business planning.  There are ample opportunities for audit, research and publication.

The module involves working in small teams, working towards increasing levels of autonomy. You will develop the skills to work as an independent consultant with your own patients rather than exclusively as part of an anaesthetic service provider. Having successfully completed APT there are many opportunities for employment in this shortage speciality and you will be in a position to explore private practise as an autonomous practitioner.

In order to secure a place on this part of the rotation you should arrange a meeting with the Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine, as soon as is practicable.