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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:



Post FRCA Fellowship Teaching

The NSAICM has Post FRCA Fellowship teaching for Specialist Trainees who have become Fellows of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.   These days are organised by Senior Trainees in conjunction with the NSAICM trainee committee, which provides an opportunity to gain evidence to support completion of management and educational competencies in advance modules and also for reference in applying for future consultant posts.

There are 5 teaching days held at various locations throughout the deanery.   Their aim is to provide Post-final FRCA trainees with teaching from clinical experts about key ‘core’ topics in the Higher/Advance syllabus, whilst also covering more unique areas of the curriculum, in which gaining experience in everyday practice may be more difficult.  

These training days also facilitate associating with other post-fellowship trainees- which is vital to building relationships and sharing ideas to successfully navigate the final stages of Anaesthetic training.

Whilst these sessions are formal, they are also sociable and are delivered with an acknowledgment of the senior nature of trainees in attendance.  These events are free to attend and trainees should be allocated to this automatically.  However, sometimes with lots going on in departments this can be accidentally overlooked.   An informal request with the rota-maker is always good as a reminder. 

Iain Walker

Senior Anaesthetic Trainee

Remaining Dates: 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Topic: Medical Law

Venue:  Sunderland Royal Hospital

Organisers:  Dr Kate Rimmer, Dr Rob Lyons

Thursday 14th September 2017

Topic:  Obstetrics

Venue:  James Cook University Hospital

Organisers:  Dr Helen Doherty, Dr Rachel Horner, Dr Anna Wahed

Friday 10th November 2017

Topic: Peri-operative Medicine

Venue:  Freeman Hospital

Organisers:  Dr Rachael Bird, Dr Sarah Welch, Dr Tom Poulton

Dates so far for 2018

Wednesday 17 January 2018





Tuesday 6 March 2018