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  • All day

    Date: Monday 11 June 2018

    Venue:   Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital

    Under exam conditions, trainees will complete at least a full Clinical & Science VIVA by using recent exam questions supplied by post FRCA trainees.

    Clinical long case

    Clinical short cases

    Science vivas – anatomy, pharmacology, physics and physiology.

    There is an expectation is that after success at the Final FRCA, trainees return as Examiners at least twice by way of payback.

    Course Directors:

    Dr Linda Waddilove, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital

    Dr Stephen Robb, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunderland Royal Hospital

    For further information, please email:  Barbara Sladdin

  • All day

    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 – Monday 25 June 2018

    Further Information:


Return to Work Simulation Day



Returning to work following an extended absence from work can be a challenge!

The Return to Work Simulation Day is suitable for anyone who will be returning to anaesthesia following any kind of career break (e.g. maternity leave, sick leave, year abroad etc.).

We provide a friendly, non-threatening environment to help you getting back on your feet with a supportive and knowledgeable faculty. This is not an assessment day and it is free!


Aims of the session:


Previous feedback has been excellent so we are motivated to continue giving this opportunity to trainees.


If any further information is required or you would like to be contacted if there is a return to work simulation day coming up, please e-mail Linda Waddilove, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital – email address:  Linda.Waddilove@nuth.nhs.uk

Course directors:

Dr Nicola Hirschauer, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital.

Dr Linda Waddilove, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital.