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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:



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, Darlington Memorial Hospital 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