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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:



Do you want to get involved with Regional Primary Teaching?  

Here are a few opportunities:

Primary Revision course – Basic Science lecturers

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


Primary VIVA practice sessions – Examiners

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


Primary FRCA VIVA Practice Day – Examiners


This viva practice day offers trainees about to sit the Primary FRCA viva with exam practice in a similar format to the real exam.  We invite trainees that have recently passed the Primary FRCA to give timed vivas similar to what they encountered in their exam.   We usually get through three full vivas during the course of the day, giving candidates invaluable practice just before their exam.


The success of this day relies on trainees volunteering to examine on it.  The viva day is regarded as regional teaching for appraisal purposes and all examiners will receive a certificate for their portfolio and a copy of the feedback from the day, which is usually excellent.   If you are interested in examining, please contact fionapearson8@gmail.com


Primary OSCE Evening – Examiners

Primary OSCE preparation evening held three times per year to coincide with each of the Primary OSCE sittings. 12-15 stations to include the stations as allocated by the RCOA, each is based on previous exams and candidate feedback, manned, unmanned and resuscitation stations are covered.  Examiners are all post primary and include senior trainees and consultants, mark sheets and feedback are given at the end of each station.   Feedback from past candidates has always been positive, and trainees find the session realistic and helpful in preparing for the OSCE portion of the Primary exam.

ifyou would like to be involved please email:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk