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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:


NSAICM Executive Committee

The NSAICM Executive Committee meets approximately every 2 months, and is a “working” committee responsible for managing the training programme.   Some issues discussed arise from the Specialty Training Committee (STC), and some issues will go from this committee to the STC for further discussion.   This committee consists of the following people;


Head of School

Dr Gary Lear, Sunderland Royal Hospital Email

Training Programme Director – Trainees with Differing Needs

Dr Kathryn Bell, Royal Victoria Infirmary Email

Training Programme Director – Intensive Care Medicine

Dr James Ryan, James Cook University Hospital Email

Training Programme Director – Trainees CT1,2 & 3,  & Quality Lead 

Dr Amir Rafi, University Hospital of North Durham Email

Training Programme Director – Intensive Care Medicine + ACCS EM/ MED/ANAES

Dr Suzy O’Neill – Freeman Hospital Email

Training Programme Director – Trainees ST3-7 & Quality Lead

Dr Stephen Robb, Sunderland Royal Hospital Email

Training Programme Director – ARCP Lead

Dr Ian Whitehead, James Cook University Hospital Email

Deputy Training Programme Director  – ARCP, E-portfolio Lead 

Dr Chris Izod, Queen Elizabeth Hospital    Email 

Trainee Representative

Lucy Powell – Northern School of Anaesthesia Email

Trainee Representative for LTFTs

Roo McCrossan – Northern School of Anaesthesia

Louise Sanderson – Northern School of Anaesthesia Email

Specialty Training Committee Chair – Intensive Care Medicine

Dr Rob Whittle – Northumbria Hospitals NHS Trust Email

Specialty Training Committee Chair – Anaesthetics

Dr Mike Tremlett – James Cook University Hospital Email