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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:


Royal Victoria Infirmary Anaesthetics, ICM and Pain Management Department

Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.  NE1 4LP

Website:  http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/hospitals/royal-victoria-infirmary.aspx


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Anaesthetic Department, Clinical Resource Building, Block 1, Level 5

Direct Telephone: 0191 282 24386

Email address:  Anaesthetics.Secretaries@nuth.nhs.uk



The RVI is a large tertiary teaching hospital situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.  It is a tertiary referral centre for a number of specialties, including obstetrics and neonatal care, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery and upper GI surgery .  It is also home to a paediatric hospital (The Great North Children’s Hospital.)  The RVI is also a major trauma centre with a busy accident and emergency department.  There are 2 intensive care units, including neurosurgical intensive care.  Other specialties include colorectal, breast, endocrine, gynaecology, plastic and major burns surgery, orthopaedic and spinal surgery, paediatric ENT, maxillofacial, dental and ophthalmic surgery.

Other anaesthetic opportunities apart from the ones listed above are preassessment , including Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing, regional anaesthesia, simulation and teaching, including medical student teaching

Number of  Consultants : 80

Number of Trainees:  about 40

Orange On Call

NUSGRA – Newcastle Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia


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