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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:



Final FRCA Written Crammer course 

Held:  January & July

Advanced Trianees – There are four intensive revision days on the 6 core essential units along with general duties and basic science held in January and July each year.     The School ask the Advanced Trainees in our region to run these sessions, which fulfils part of the management skill and teaching requirement for their advanced module and enhances their CV in their chosen field of ATM.  

Further information email:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk


Final FRCA Written MCQ day

Held:  February & August

Advanced Trainees – We ask for volunteers to contribute to our question bank.  If you are interested we would ask you to write a short answer question, a single best answer question, and mark sheet related to your current area of advanced training.  This would contribute to your educational role and we will of course provide you with a letter of thanks to provide portfolio evidence for ARCP and contribute to completion of domain 6 in the advanced curriculum.

Further information:   Katherine.Roberts@nuth.nhs.uk


Final FRCA VIVA day

Held:   June & November

Each candidate will complete at least a full clinical viva and two science viva’s under exam conditions.  We ask trainees who have recently passed the Final Exam to return as examiners and use the questions they were asked in their exam.  Therefore anyone who is Post FRCA is welcome to come and examine.  Feedback and a certificate for your portfolio will be provided. 

Further information email:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk