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Induction Evening -

Join peers, college tutors, and subject matter experts as together we welcome you in to your Journey as an Anaesthetist.

William Squire Memorial Lecture and Vivek Sivaraman Trainee prizes: Monday 20th August; Gustave Tuck Lecture theatre and UCL Cloisters

Please make a note in your diary of an important social and academic event on the evening of Monday 20 August. The annual William Squire Memorial Lecture, established by the UCL Centre for Anaesthesia and Perioeprative Medicine, will be delivered by Professor Paul Myles from Monash University in Melbourne. Paul is an internationally renowned perioperative researcher and you will be familiar with many of his studies, including B-AWARE, MASTER and most recently (and compulsory reading) the RELIEF trial about peri-operative fluid management.

The programme is as follows:

• Drinks available from 5.30pm
• New starters to arrive by 6pm to meet trainee reps and college tutors etc.
• William Squire Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Paul Myles: 6.30 - 7.15pm
• Drinks and nibbles until 8pm

In addition, we are pleased to invite submissions for the 2nd Vivek Sivaraman Memorial Prizes. Vivek was an anaesthesia trainee in our school who died suddenly in 2016. In his honour we have established three trainee prizes:

• Research - any observational or interventional project seeking to create new knowledge
• Education and/or Innovation - an educational endeavour or development of an innovative solution to a clinical or academic problem
• Quality Improvement - should describe a process which includes measurement, implementation of an intervention/potential solution followed by further measurement to evaluate impact.

Applications are invited from anyone who is not in a consultant post: please submit a structured abstract (Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion / Conclusion) of no more than 400 words to........ with a deadline of 9am on Monday 6th August. Winners for each category will be notified in advance of the William Squire event and will receive their awards that evening.

Venue:
2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building
Gustave Tuck Lecture theatre,
main UCL portico building
Gower Street WC1E 6BT

Life long learning platform

Dear All

The RCoA e-portfolio will close in August 2019 and from August this year the new life long learning platform takes it’s place.

Those entering CT1, ST3 and ST5 at the August click date 2018 will be the first to transfer.

Everyone else goes over in February 2019.

PLEASE save your current portfolios by following the download instructions on your “view portfolio” page.

You must upload important certificates (IAC, IACOA, CLTC, ILTCT)to your new platform, plus records of ARCP outcomes. Don't upload your whole current e-portfolio, just make sure it's saved somewhere safe!

William Squire Memorial Lecture and Vivek Sivaraman Trainee prizes

William Squire Memorial Lecture and Vivek Sivaraman Trainee prizes

Please make a note in your diary of an important social and academic event on the evening of Monday 20 August. The annual William Squire Memorial Lecture, established by the UCL Centre for Anaesthesia and Perioeprative Medicine, will be delivered by Professor Paul Myles from Monash University in Melbourne. Paul is an internationally renowned perioperative researcher and you will be familiar with many of his studies, including B-AWARE, MASTER and most recently (and compulsory reading) the RELIEF trial about peri-operative fluid management.

The lecture is free to attend and we will combine this with a social evening, including the induction event for new trainees. The programme is as follows:


•Drinks available from 5.30pm

•New starters to arrive by 6pm to meet trainee reps and college tutors etc.

•William Squire Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Paul Myles: 6.30 - 7.15pm

•Drinks and nibbles until 8pm


In addition, we are pleased to invite submissions for the 2nd Vivek Sivaraman Memorial Prizes. Vivek was an anaesthesia trainee in our school who died suddenly in 2016. In his honour we have established three trainee prizes:


•Research - any observational or interventional project seeking to create new knowledge

•Education and/or Innovation - an educational endeavour or development of an innovative solution to a clinical or academic problem

•Quality Improvement - should describe a process which includes measurement, implementation of an intervention/potential solution followed by further measurement to evaluate impact.



Applications are invited from anyone who is not in a consultant post: please submit a structured abstract (Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion / Conclusion​) of no more than 400 words to with a deadline of 9am on Monday 30th July. Winners for each category will be notified in advance of the William Squire event and will receive​ their awards that evening.

Post-FRCA Trainees - CANCELLATION!!!

For attention ALL Post-FRCA Trainees

It is with regret that the Post FRCA Teaching Day due to take place on Friday, 29 June has been cancelled.

If this is a normal working day for you, then please discuss where you are supposed to be with your rota coordinator/College Tutor.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards

FREE one day conference for all Anaesthetic & ICM

Every year your trainee reps. organise a FREE one day conference for all Anaesthetic & ICM trainees in London.  With attendance encompassing the brand new CT1 to the almost consultant post-CCT fellow it is deliberately not a teaching or training day but an opportunity to hear about the exciting, the topical and the innovative from the best and brightest across Anaesthesia, ICM and the NHS at large.

This year it will be held on the 20th July at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, Euston.

As always we have a great mix of clinical and non-clinical speakers including the President of the AAGBI Paul Clyburn, Chief Pilot of London’s Air Ambulance Captain Neil Jeffers and a talk from anaesthetist and lawyer Dr Aaron D’Sa exploring the Bawa-Garba case.

In addition to the wonderful talks we will also provide coffee, lunch and drinks afterwards all for FREE, thanks to HEE and our sponsors.

So don’t spend your Friday on the Labour ward, book your study leave ASAP and join us and some long lost colleagues rom years gone by for what is always a great day.

Sign up here: https://lasepgmdeevents.hee.nhs.uk/events/regional-training-days/57664758-ede3-40fc-8f78-082a02d09b38

If you have any questions or are having trouble getting study leave then please let us know at

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

VACANCY VACANCY!!!

Dear All

Due to unexpected rota gaps there are some uncovered shifts available in Barts Heart. All shifts are paid at £60ph and available to trainees that have already been signed off for at least their intermediate cardiac module.

If you are interested to cover any of them please send an email directly to me at

Many thanks!

Kind regards
Savvas

Post-FRCA trainees

For the attention of all Post-FRCA trainees

Please find attached provisional details of your next Post FRCA Teaching Day taking place on Friday, 25 May 2018

Do not forget to register your intention to attend.

When:  Friday, 25 May 2018 –Anaesthetic Technique Study Day
Time:  0830 to 1700
Where:  Tentative – Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Mint Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, W2 0NY
Registration:  https://postfrca25may18.eventbrite.co.uk
Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/postfrca23mar18
Programme:  Provisional programme attached

Project DALES

Trainee collaborators required for the next RAFT (Research and Audit Federation of Trainees) project DALES!

Following the huge success of iHype, we are pleased to introduce the 3rd RAFT national trainee collaborative DALES (Drug Allergy Labels in the Elective Surgical population). DALES is a 3-day study commencing in May comprising patient questionnaire, Anaesthetist survey and patient follow-up (see website for more details https://www.raftrainees.com/project-summary.html).

ST4 simulation course dates - ANT

New ANTS (Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills) ST4 simulation course dates!
Wednesday 13th June or Wednesday 11th July. Whittington Hospital. Mandatory ARCP requirement for ST4 trainees from North Central. To book a place please email - limited places available. Many thanks!

Post FRCA Teaching Day - 27th of April

For the attention of all Post-FRCA trainees

Please find attached provisional details of your next Post FRCA Teaching Day taking place on Friday, 27 April.

Do not forget to register your intention to attend.

When:  Friday, 27 April 2018 – Neuroanaesthesia Study Day
Time:  0830 to 1700
Where:  Peter Samuel Hall, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG
Registration:  https://postfrca27apr18.eventbrite.co.uk
Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/postfrca27apr18
Programme:  Provisional programme below.  Official programme will be sent once confirmed.

Registration 8.30am
9.00 Complex spinal surgery - Kath Hunt (QS)
9.50 Spinal cord monitoring - Emma Carter (RNOH)
COFFEE BREAK 10.40-11.10
11.15 Neuroradiology - Mary Newton (QS)
LUNCH 12.15-13.15
13.30 SAH - Gordon bird (QS)
14.20 Awake craniotomy techniques and debate - Marie Healy (Barts)

Post FRCA Teaching Day - Friday, 23 March.

For the attention of all Post-FRCA trainees

Please find attached provisional details of your next Post FRCA Teaching Day taking place on Friday, 23 March.

Do not forget to register your intention to attend.

When:  Friday, 23 March 2018 – Pain Study Day
Time:  0830 to 1700
Where:  Tentative - Mary Cochrane Lecture Theatre, Charing Cross, W6
Registration:  https://postfrca23mar18.eventbrite.co.uk
Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/postfrca23mar18
Programme:  Provisional programme attached

Can I please remind you that certificates for the Post-FRCA Teaching Days will be issued as long as you sign in AND once evidence of feedback completion is received.

Your evidence will be a screenshot of the ‘Survey Completed’ page at the end of the Survey, which needs to be sent to your School Training Co-ordinator.

The British Society of Orthopaedic Anesthetists (BSOA) Annual Spring Scientific Meeting

The British Society of Orthopaedic Anesthetists (BSOA) Annual Spring Scientific Meeting will be held on 26th April 2018 at Mary Ward House, (5-7 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9SN).
Key Note lecture is by Professor Anthony Absalom, President of SIVA about Frailty, Fitness and Outcomes after Orthopaedic surgery. Other topics include Trauma and Haemorrhage Management, Enhanced Recovery, Acute Kidney Injury, Haemoglobinopathies, Regional Anaesthesia, and Pain in Trauma. 
We would love to see you there.
Please find more information and booking at http://bsoa.org.uk/

Teaching 1st MARCH!!1

This is hot off the press - apologies for late notice.

Cardiothoracic Teaching for the Final FRCA
1st March 2018
Radiology Seminar Room,
Ground Floor KGV Building,
Barts Heart Centre

0930 Cardiopulmonary bypass, intra-aortic balloon pumps
Department of Clinical perfusion
1100 Coffee
1130 Off pump cardiac surgery
Dr Elizabeth Ashley, Consultant Anaesthetist
1230 What can echo offer?
Dr Andrew Smith, ConsultantAnaesthetist
1330 Lunch
1430 Haemostasis and measurement of coagulation
Dr Carlos Corredor, Consultant Anaesthetist
1530 Cath Lab Anaesthesia
Dr Roger Cordery, Consultant Anaesthetist
1615 Tea
1630 Interactive case based discussions
Faculty
1730 Refreshments in a local inn!

Liver transplant fellowships at UCSF (San Francisco)

UCSF are keen to set up a rolling liver transplant fellowship for our trainees. This is a highly regarded programme and offers masses of experience. It’s for a year and realistically could start in November 2018 for interested trainees. If you want to know more get in touch with Dr Dom Krzanicki or Dr Mike Spiro.

Post-FRCA - Friday 23rd Feb - Obstetrics Anaesthesia

For the attention of all Post-FRCA trainees

Details of your next Post FRCA Teaching Day taking place on Friday, 23 February.

A revised programme is attached with an added session about the tragic Dr Bawa Garba case.

Do not forget to register your intention to attend.

When:  Friday, 23 February 2018 – Obstetrics Anaesthesia
Time:  0830 to 1630
Where:  Education Academy, Barts Health NHS Trust, The Royal London Hospital
Registration:  https://postfrca23feb18.eventbrite.co.uk
Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/postFRCA-obsanaes-23feb18
Programme:  Programme attached

BIGAA Pan-London Audit

BIGAA Pan-London Audit
We are looking for trainees at hospitals across North Central School to participate in the next PLAN (Pan-London Perioperative Audit & Research Network) project – BIGAA.

BIGAA is an exciting project looking bariatric airway issues in general anaesthesia.  We need trainee volunteers to run the project at each hospital.  Data collection is planned for March with preliminary results in May 2018.

As with all PLAN projects your participation is greatly appreciated and you will be listed as a contributor on any publications generated from this project. You will also be issued with a certificate and you involvement counts as your audit at ARCP!

For more information on BIGAA see http://www.uk-plan.net/BIGAA

To get involved e-mail you name and hospital to or
For more information and to get involved in PLAN visit http://www.uk-plan.net/home

Julia & Jez
(NC London PLAN Regional Leads)

Introduction to Obstetric Anaesthesia -FREE course

UCLH is running a free one-day course titled “Introduction to Obstetric Anaesthesia”, which is designed to give core trainees a practical introduction to Obstetric anaesthesia. It takes place on Tuesday 20th March at the Education Centre at UCH. The course includes a mixture of lectures and practical sessions, delivered by a number of highly-respected consultants and senior clinicians.

Anyone wishing to attend can book a place by e-mailing:

Derek

Derek Brunnen
ST5: Anaesthetics
e-mail:
Central London School of Anaesthesia

FINAL FRCA 2018 Dates

The next teaching day for the Final FRCA is on Wednesday 31st January. The teaching will be on Obstetric Anaesthesia. The day will be organised by Kate Sherratt, and will be held at the Royal Free.

Full programme and venue details to follow shortly.

The rest of the programme for final FRCA teaching 2018:

*Wednesday January 31st - Obstetric Anaesthesia - Course Organiser= Kate Sherratt
- Venue: RFH

*Friday February 9th - Paediatric Anaesthesia - -Course Organiser -Olivia Davies
- Venue: UCLH

*Thursday March 1st - Cardiothoracics 1
Course Organiser Roger Cordery
- Venue: Bart’s Hospital

*Thursday March 15th - Cardiothoracics 2
-Course Organiser Roger Cordery
-Venue Bart’s Hospital

*Thursday 19th April - Preoperative Medicine
-Course Organiser Abi Whitman
- Venue: UCLH

*Monday 21st May - Regional Anaesthesia
-Course Organiser Emilie Hoogenboom
- Venue: RFH

June (Date and venue TBC) - Pain Medicine

The teaching is open to all central school trainees, and does not require booking.
Check with your college tutors whether you need to book study leave, it is probably wise to put a form in, although study leave should be granted.

NC Christmas party - VENUE DETAILS!!

Dear All,

Only one week to go until the NC Christmas party and looking forward to seeing everybody there!  One important thing to mention however… due to unforeseen circumstances we’ve had to change venue at the last minute so it will now be:

7pm @
Simmons Bar
7 Camden High St, NW1 7JE
(Opposite Mornington Crescent tube)

The good news is we no longer have to charge for tickets, so those that have paid already will get a shiny crisp plastic £10 note returned into their sweaty palms (or a bank transfer if you can’t make it).  There’s also ‘Happy Hour’ from 4pm to 9pm… 2 cocktails for £10, or if you’re the classy type, then a bottle of Prosseco and a straw for £16. 

This is now a free party, there are no excuses. Santa will be there. Please let people know if we’ve missed them off the list.

See you soon!

Social Crew
(Viv H, Steve B, Yohinee)

[Apologies if you’ve received this several times, you’re just popular]

Post FRCA Study Day

Dear all

Thank you for booking to attend the Peri-Operative Higher Training Day at Charing Cross Hospital on Friday 24th November 2017; Final Programme is now attached. 

When:  Friday, 24 November 2017 – Peri-Operative Medicine
Time:  0845 to 1600
Where:  Mary Cochrane Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF (see map attached).
Registration:  Peri-Operative Anaesthesia- 24th November 2017
Programme:  Finalised programme attached
Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/postfrca24nov2017

Transport:  Nearest tube station is Hammersmith or Barons Court (Piccadilly, District or Hammersmith & City lines)
Buses stop outside & nearby are: Routes 211, 295, 190, 220
Public car parking is available (V busy & expensive).
Further information on how to get to Charing Cross Hospital via https://www.imperial.nhs.uk/our-locations/charing-cross-hospital/find-us

If for any reason you cannot attend, please inform the faculty asap and cancel your booking via Eventbrite.  A register of attendance will be taken.

Feedback will open at 4.00pm on 24th November & will close 2 weeks later.  Certificates of attendance are issued via feedback survey.Please ensure you follow the instructions & complete within the timeframe. 

Refreshments are not usually provided as these days are free of charge.

Best wishes and enjoy

PLAN Committee!

Calling for nominations to the PLAN Committee!

The trainee-led Pan-London Perioperative Audit and Research Network (PLAN) are looking to recruit 2 interested trainees from North Central to the PLAN Committee. The role will require communication skills, creativity, and most of all enthusiasm. There are currently four PLAN Committee Meetings annually, and a multitude of projects that we are running and planning to run. To find out more about PLAN, please visit http://www.uk-plan.net or contact me directly (see contact below). 
Welcome :: Pan-London Perioperative Audit and Research Network
http://www.uk-plan.net
[BAN]A collaborative approach to deliver multi-site audit and research across London

PLAN has contributed to the successful delivery of multiple clinical research studies and audits, both through concepts formed within the PLAN network, and collaboration with other networks and research groups.

If you are interested in taking a leading role in the co-ordination and running of PLAN North Central, please send a 250-word personal statement by 30th November 2017 to the email below and let us know what you can bring and what you hope to gain from your involvement with PLAN. All statements are transparently voted on by your PLAN committee representatives.

I look forward to hearing from you - do come and speak to me if you have any questions!

Clare Morkane, ()
(NC PLAN regional lead)

North Thames Christmas Party!

North Thames
Christmas Party!
Celebrate with your NT Buddies

Venue: Mestizo (Near UCLH)
Date: 15th December 2017
Time: 7.00- 00.30
Tickets: £10
Includes: Free Drink, DJ, FUN!

Email: for tickets

PAIN-TRAIN, a national trainee network

Dear fellow trainees,

PAIN-TRAIN, a national trainee network for pain research and audit is looking to recruit hospital leads for its first study: GABACUTE, a national project aiming to assess the use of gabapentinoids in UK perioperative pain management.

It is a 24-hour snapshot observational study which aims to assess the frequency of prescribing of perioperative gabapentinoids in the UK, elucidate the beliefs and attitudes of anaesthestists regarding efficacy and safety of gabapentinoids in the perioperative setting, and identify any gap between actual and reported use (please see attached the study protocol).

The study will run the week beginning 27th November 2017. If you would like to become a hospital lead then please contact Jim Parry or Katie Samuel for further information. This will be a good CV opportunity to be involved in a national trainee led project.

Kind regards,
Jim Parry () and Katie Samuel ()
Regional Leads
https://www.paintrainuk.com/
Partners:
Research & Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT)
Faculty of Pain Medicine, RCoA

Less than full time training - contract & pay

Following discussion with the College’s LTFT advisor and the BMA, here is the definitive answer regarding their opinion of what constitutes full time in their interpretation of the new contract: 

They have confirmed that we should be using the actual hours worked by full time trainees to calculate the % hours for LTFT(not 40 hours) - most trusts have 48 or 46 hours as the WTE.

Any queries should be directed to Drs Young and Fowler, the LTFT TPDs or Claire Miller & Rebecca Flower, the LTFT trainee reps

URGENT !! Final FRCA - Cancelled 1st Nov

the Final FRCA Paeds day on 1st November has been cancelled.

New date with time and venue to be announced at a later date

We apologize for any inconvenience

REMINDER!!!! Post-FRCA Oct & Nov 2017

For the attention of all Post-FRCA trainees

I am emailing you a reminder of your next Post FRCA Teaching Day, plus details for the November date.

When:  Friday, 20 October 2017 – Anaesthesia for Interventional Radiology
Time:  0830 to 1700
Where:  Princess Alexandra Lecture Theatre, The Royal London Hospital
Registration:  https://postfrca20oct2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PostFRCA-20Oct17
Programme:  Provisional programme attached

When:  Friday, 24 November 2017 – Peri-Operative Medicine
Time:  0845 to 1700
Where:  Mary Cochrane Theatre, Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF
Registration:  Peri-Operative Anaesthesia- 24th November 2017
Feedback:  link to follow
Programme:  Finalised programme attached

Also attached are the confirmed dates and subjects (some may change slightly) for 2018

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSOESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSOESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (TOE)

A simulator-based course
26th - 27th October 2017

Robin Brooke Centre
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield EC1A 7BE

A simulator-based course using the
HeartWorks System aimed at novices in TOE
Cost: £250
Contact:

Neonatal and Paediatric Course

Course title:  Neonatal and Paediatric Ventilation
Date:  Thursday 7th December – Friday 8th December 2017
Location:  UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London
Cost:  £500.00 (Doctor Early bird fee until 11/10/17)
£340.00 (Nurses/Allied Health Professionals Early bird fee until 11/10/17)
£340.00 (Doctors from Great Ormond Street Hospital/Guy’s and St Thomas’
Hospital Early bird fee until 11/10/17)

Brief description:
This popular course combines lectures with practical workshop sessions. The programme covers all aspects of conventional ventilation as well as High Frequency Oscillation, ECMO, transport and paediatric ventilation scenarios.

Course Director:
Dr Simon Hannam, Consultant Neonatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Dr Allan Goldman, Divisional Director for Critical Care Services, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Who should attend?
Paediatric SHOs of any experience, Paediatric Specialist Registrars, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Paediatric NICU/PICU Nurses, and Paediatric Physiotherapists.

Contact ICH Events: Tel. +44 (0)207 905 2699; e-mail

Link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/short-courses-events/short-courses-events-publication/ventilation/dec2017

Peer-Assisted Primary Preparation (PPP) Course

The next Primary FRCA OSCE/SOE commences the week of 6th Nov and the Peer-Assisted Primary Preparation (PPP) Course will be running again in October. All candidates from Barts and UCH anaesthetic schools are welcome.  The course is FREE and runs every Tues/Thurs evening for 3 weeks before the exam, so the dates will be as follows:

Tues Oct 17th, Thurs Oct 19th

Tues Oct 24th, Thurs Oct 26th

Tues Oct 31st, Thurs Nov 2nd

The courses will run from 1800 at the Royal London Hospital anaesthetic department. If you would like to be involved as a candidate or examiner please email: with the following information:

Name
Hospital
Dates you are available (you may come to as many sessions as you like) Whether you are a candidate or examiner

We look forward to hearing from you,

PPP Faculty

educational research at UCL’s Survey

‘Dear Trainees,

Please find this link to a survey relating to some educational research at UCL’s Institute of Education comparing different core training programmes. It is aimed at current core trainees or people who completed core training in the last few years. Participation is anonymous and non-compulsory, but your participation would be greatly appreciated. Detailed information on the project can be obtained by leaving your email address in the box at the end of the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YQNKJ5M

Many thanks,

Post-FRCA - Friday, 29 September 2017

For the attention of all Post-FRCA trainees

When:  Friday, 29 September 2017 – Preparing to be a Consultant
Time:  0845 to 1700
Where:  Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital
Registration:  https://postfrca-29sept17.eventbrite.co.uk
Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PostFRCA-29Sept17
Programme:  Finalised programme attached.

Simulation Update

Dear All,

We are in a very fortunate position in the central school of anaesthesia that one full immersion simulation day per trainee per training year is funded from the LETB.

The schedule of these simulation days is as follows.
CT1 - Novice Simulation

CT2 - Obstetric Anaesthetic training (OATS) – course is organised and runs at Education centre, UCLH (contact –Fawaz (Wale) Popoola – )

ST3 - Paediatric Anaesthetics course (PRAMS) - course is organised and runs at the Education centre, UCLH (contact –Fawaz (Wale) Popoola – )

ST4 - Anaesthesia Non- Technical Skills (ANTS) - course is organised and runs at Whittington hospital (Contact- Amerit Rait - or )

ST5 - Safe AIRWAY (DAMMIT) - course is organised and runs at Education centre, UCLH (contact –Fawaz (Wale) Popoola – )

ST6/7 - Patient Safety - course is organised and runs at BARTS Health NHS Trust Whipps Cross Hospital (Contact – Dawn Zucker – )

You are expected to attend the course for your year of training and evidence of attendance will be sought at the ARCP.

William Squires Lecture and School Induction Evening

This year, Our speaker is Professor Robert Sneyd, Dean of the Peninsula Medical School, Professor of Anaesthesia, RCoA Council Member and former VP; Chair NIAA Research Council

Gustave Tuck lecture theatre which is in the main UCL Portico building

6pm Welcome
6.15pm - Lecture
7pm - Drinks etc for those coming for the lecture only / Induction event starts
Drinks continue until 9pm

The induction event is for all new starters to the central school of anaesthesia. You will meet your TPDs, your peers, and get lots of useful information to help make your time with us less stressful and more enjoyable.
Aimed especially at CT1s and ST3s starting in August 2017 but all welcome!

Health Education England Review of ARCP

Dear Training Programme Director,

Health Education England Review of ARCP

As part of improving the working lives of doctors, Health Education England launched a review of the Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) in January this year. As part of the next stage of review, we have recently launched a call for evidence to further inform the emerging findings and recommendations.

The review aims to explore the totality of the assessment and appraisal functions with a view to ensuring greater consistency. It is considering both processes and outcomes, and assessing how the ARCP can best be utilised to ensure that safety and revalidation requirements are met whilst providing a process that can best meet the needs of trainees. To that end we are reviewing how trainees are asked to prepare for ARCP, the evidence required for submission, the operation of the panel itself, how feedback is provided from panel and how appraisal processes within different placements can support the process.

To date we have undertaken a comprehensive engagement process, including working closely with trainees, trainers, regulators, royal colleges and representatives from across the four nations to progress the review, and are developing recommendations through a model of co-production.

In order to help shape these recommendations, the call for evidence is an opportunity for trainees and wider stakeholders to express their opinions on some of the developing hypothesis and to submit evidence to be considered when finalising the recommendations. Specifically, we would welcome any evidence or feedback around the effective assessment and appraisal of trainees, including any case studies that highlight where the ARCP and appraisal processes have worked particularly effectively or poorly.

The call for evidence will run between Monday 7th and Tuesday 29th August and can be found at https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events/hee-news/arcp-call-evidence-now-open?utm_source=Emailstakeholder&utm_campaign=ARCPcallforevidence&utm_content=stakeholder

If you have any queries please contact us at

Simulation Course Dates

Safe Airway Dates – 20th September 2017 and 15th November 2017
PRaMS – 22nd September 2017 – 24th November 2017 – 19th January 2018 – 16th February 2018
OATS – 22nd April 2018 – 14th May 2018 – 5th June 2018
CT1 Novice – 1st December 2017 or 15th December 2017

Please Contact

The UCH SaFE Airways Course

Simulation and Facilitation Education in Airways

20th September and 15th November

Limited places available!!! Book now by emailing the

Simulation centre -

Tel No - 02034472488

Criteria:

Central and Eastern School Trainees Only (ST5 )

Post-FRCA trainees

For the attention of all Post-FRCA trainees

I am emailing you a reminder of your next Post FRCA Teaching Day:

When: Friday, 29 September 2017 – Preparing to be a Consultant
Time: 0845 to 1700
Where: Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital
Registration: https://postfrca-29sept17.eventbrite.co.uk

Feedback: link to follow shortly and please check your emails

Changes in the School

After many years of outstanding contribution to North Central School of Anaesthesia, Lila Dinner has moved to take on new challenges at Chase Farm Hospital. We all wish her well in her future career as Divisional Director for surgery and associated services. I am sure that there are countless trainees and trainers that are supremely grateful for Lila’s expertise, wisdom and kindness over the years. Lila, thank you.

Pending permanent appointment, Catherine Shaw will step up to take on lead TPD/RA duties and Adrienne Stewart takes on joint TPD duties for ST3 to 7 (with Dom Krzanicki who stays where he is)

URGENT!!!! CT 1 & 2 teaching information

8/8/17 and 22/8/17 cancelled for summer holiday. Teachings Resume on 5/9/17 with Dr Jim Down and ITU.

CT 1 & 2 teaching tomorrow

25/7/17. Dr Ray Ackwerh, Pads 2. 250 Euston Road, Ground Floor, Training Room A.
Please fill in feedback via google forms
Link https://goo.gl/forms/RAm2Aa994QmUrD0m1

Current Vacancies for Higher and Senior Clinical Fellows at Addenbrooke’s

Junior Clinical Fellow, Intensive Care Medicine. Closing 30/07/2017 23:59.
http://jobs.cuh.org.uk/job/UK/Cambridgeshire/Cambridge/Cambridge_University_Hospitals_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Intensive_Care_Medicine/Intensive_Care_Medicine-v738435?_ts=318

Higher Clinical Fellow, Neuroanaesthesia. Closing 06/08/2017 23:59.
http://jobs.cuh.org.uk/job/UK/Cambridgeshire/Cambridge/Cambridge_University_Hospitals_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Anaesthesia/Anaesthesia-v736878?_ts=8654

Senior Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia, Closing 06/08/2017 23:59. Salary £68,838.
http://jobs.cuh.org.uk/job/UK/Cambridgeshire/Cambridge/Cambridge_University_Hospitals_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Anaesthesia/Anaesthesia-v738211?_ts=16422

Higher Clinical Fellow, Anaesthesia. Closing 06/08/2017 23:59.
http://jobs.cuh.org.uk/job/UK/Cambridgeshire/Cambridge/Cambridge_University_Hospitals_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Anaesthesia/Anaesthesia-v738294?_ts=26392

Invitation to the Novice Course In Anaesthesia 2017

For the Attention of All CT1-2 and ACC trainees

You have been invited to attend the Novice Course in Anaesthesia 2017 on the following dates:

Day 1 - August 9th Royal Free Hospital Simulation centre, LG floor. Report at 08:30

Day 2 - August 16th Chase Farm Postgraduate Centre. Report at 08:30

Day 3 - August 23rd Royal Free Hospital Simulation centre, LG floor. Report at 08:45

Day 4 - August 30th Chase Farm Postgraduate Centre. Report at 08:30

In addition, each trainee will need to attend a simulation session, your respective college tutors will already know these dates and will be expecting you to attend.

Please could you make your payment of £150 paypal using this link paypal.me/Schoolofanaesthesia

Once you have done this, kindly send an email to in order to keep a record of your payment and confirm your registration on to the course.

Receipts and certificates of attendance will only be received on completion of this course.

School website survey

Dear all,

Would it be possible to circulate the following survey directly to all trainees/consultants in the school:

https://goo.gl/forms/gYVFwwuuffsgaUhI3

It will help to identify the key areas that everyone wants to focus on when redeveloping the website.

Dr. Edward S. Palmer
ST4 Anaesthetics
North Central School of Anaesthesia

School website survey

Dear all,

Would it be possible to circulate the following survey directly to all trainees/consultants in the school:

https://goo.gl/forms/gYVFwwuuffsgaUhI3

It will help to identify the key areas that everyone wants to focus on when redeveloping the website.

Dr. Edward S. Palmer
ST4 Anaesthetics
North Central School of Anaesthesia

Post FRCA Study Day - Transplant

Post-FRCA Transplant Study Day

30th June 2017
Royal Free Hospital, Peter Samuel Hall

Time Title
Speaker
08:30 – 09:00

REGISTRATION
09:00 – 09:45

Renal transplant – the anaesthetic perspective Dr Berry
09:45 – 10:30

Renal transplant – the surgical perspective Mr Forman

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE

11:00 – 11:45 Heart and lung transplant
Dr Gaunt

11:45 – 12:30 Paeds liver and multivisceral transplantation Dr Al Rais

12:30 – 13:15 LUNCH

13:15 – 13:45
Substance abuse and liver transplant
Liz Shepherd

13:45 – 14:10 Role of the SNOD and donor optimisation
Alice Workman

14:10 – 14:30 Role of the transplant coordinator
Janice Baker

14:30 – 15:00 Liver transplant - the patient perspective
Mr Tew-Cragg

15:00 – 15:20
COFFEE

15:20– 16:00
Liver transplant – the surgical perspective Mr Skipworth

16:00 – 17:00
Liver transplant – the anaesthetic perspective including PBM Dr Melikian & Dr Krzanicki

FEEDBACK

Vacancies - Post FRCA in Peri- Operative

Dear all,

We are currently recruiting for post-FRCA fellowship posts in peri-operative research, simulation and management posts to join SPACeR (Surrey Peri-operative, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Collaborative Research Group) at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. These posts offer an excellent opportunity to develop skills in areas you may want to pursue in your consultant career, there is the potential to extend posts in research and gain a higher degree or focus on more concise projects if you are looking to take a shorter duration out of training. There is significant time dedicated to nonclinical work and incredible support from the Anaesthetic and intensive care departments in addition to close links with academic partners including the University of Surrey, Imperial College, London and University of Southampton. In addition there is opportunity to develop bedside ultrasound skills including FICE and lung ultrasound which are invaluable in peri-operative and critical care.

There is also opportunity to contribute to larger international and national projects with recruitment to portfolio and commercial studies in both Anaesthetics and intensive care depending on your areas of interest.
There are three posts for recruitment in August 2017 and one for February 2018.

Further details and application is through NHS jobs, see links below, applicatios close 18th JUNE 2017

Peri-operative Research - Microvascular blood flow for pre-operative risk stratification
The sucessful applicant would be working on a pre-operative assessment tool to establish if measurement of microvascular blood flow could play a role in pre-operative risk stratification. We are working in collaboration with industry and academic partners including the NIAA/NSHC team running PQIP – perioperative quality improvement programme. This post will replace our current research fellow who is completing a peri-operative microcirculation project and undertaking an MD at the University of Surrey.

For further information please see job advert below or contact:

Dr Ben Creagh-Brown-
Dr Matthew Dickinson -
Dr Pradeep Prabhu-

http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/1d76d7e9945aa251b083435eeb8dd71f/?vac_ref=914649506

Intensive Care Research - Near-patient biomarkers for AKI
AKI is a major problem in both surgical and medical intensive care patients. Often this is remedial to early intervention and current commonly used tests are late indicators, only increasing as renal damage is occuring. We are recruiting for a clinican interested in near patient biomarker testing for early detection of AKI to work alongside Professor Forni (Professor of Intensive Care Medicine and Renal Physician)
For further information please see job advert below or contact:
Dr Ben Creagh-Brown-
Professor Lui Forni-

http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/1d76d7e9945aa251b083435eeb8dd71f/?vac_ref=914649506

Intensive Care and Peri-operative Research - continuous lactate monitoring in liver resection surgery and CPEX
The successful candidate would investigate continuing lactate monitoring with the use of a specialised central venous cannula and continuous microdialysis. This project would be perfect for someone wanting to pursue a higher degree in research with scope to play an integral part in the research including study design and set-up.

For further information please see job advert below or contact:
Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley-
Dr Ben Creagh-Brown-

http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/1d76d7e9945aa251b083435eeb8dd71f/?vac_ref=914649506

Patinet Safety and Quality Improvement
The successful candidate will take a lead role in the delivery and further development of SCReaM. The Surrey Crisis Resource Management programme is the first of its kind - a patient safety initiative incolcing human factors training as well as crisis resource managment and multidisciplinary simulation.

For further information please see advert below or contact:
Dr Wendy King-
Dr Chris Jones-
Dr Suzi Lomax-

http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/f3c98272f555a7e3aa5be4dac81c46e9/?vac_ref=914646629

If anyone would like any further information from someone who has worked in one of these posts please feel free to contact me!

Clinical Fellow Post

An advert for a Clinical Fellow post for a year to undertake a bespoke Mental Health project that examines and extrapolates the learning from serious incidents and inquests across England, so that future harm is reduced.

The job is advertised on the link below:

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/8f46e1eba617da85e68c61b776d98052/?vac_ref=914648733

Contact details below

Ahmed Patel
Email:
Mobile: 07730 371051

URGENT!!! Post FRCA trainees.

Dear ST5, ST6, ST7 & Post FRCA trainees.

Please book your place NOW! The link is now Opened, or just show up on the date

Information below ​
What:  Post-Fellowship Training Day
Subject:  Improvement Science
When:  Friday, 26th May 2017
Where:  Royal London Hospital Education Centre, London E1 1BB

Programme is attached

Please register your attendance by using the following link
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/north-central-school-of-anaesthesia-8577853582

Feedback Link
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PostFRCA-26May17

Post-Fellowship Training Day - Improvement Science

REMINDER!!!!

Dear ST5, ST6, ST7 & Post FRCA trainees

Information below

What:  Post-Fellowship Training Day
Subject:  Improvement Science
When:  Friday, 26th May 2017
Where:  Royal London Hospital Education Centre, London E1 1BB

Programme is attached

Please register your attendance by using the following link
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-frca-teaching-improvement-science-may-26th-2017-tickets-33988263812
Password: improvementscience

Feedback Link
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PostFRCA-26May17

Post-Fellowship Training Day - Transplant

Date: Friday 30th June 2017

Topic: Transplant

Loacation:

Peter Samuel Hall

Royal Free Hospital,

NW3 2QG

London Anaesthesia 25th Anniversary Conference

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn, Coram St, London WC1N 1HT

£100* (lunch provided)
*£20 for medical students, anaesthetic and physician assistants, and doctors new to the UK.

Key topics:
• Celebrating London expertise
• London – past and future lessons
in healthcare and anaesthesia
• Workforce issues
• Global health

Details for poster competition to be available shortly.

Full programme details available at:
http://www.schoolofanaesthesia.co.uk

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!!
Contact: Rebecca Akinbobola by emailing for a booking form to reserve your seats.

FINAL FRCA Short Answer Questions Club

A free revision aid for those planning to sit the Final FRCA Short Answer Questions exam.

Read on if this applies to you…

The Short Answer Questions (SAQs) are a daunting component of the Final FRCA exam. To aid revision for this exam, the North Central School of Anaesthesia is offering you the chance to join the Final FRCA Short Answer Questions Club (FRCASAQS). 

Feedback from the first round has been universally positive:

- ‘SAQ writers club was single greatest motivator for revision. It was the one weekly activity I strangely enough looked forward to!’

- ‘Fantastic to be able to compare my responses to my cohorts, and it motivated me to face the books, when nothing else did!’

- ‘Really very useful.  Good in the early stages for motivation, and later on for practising more time pressured responses and expanding knowledge, as well as having a body of answers to compare any points that were unclear.’

What is the aim of the Final FRCA Short Answer Questions Club?
The primary aim of the FRCASAQS is to help you revise for your exam. Whether you are just starting off with your revision, or well into it, the FRCASAQS is here to help. Whilst there is no substitute to hard work, we hope we can motivate you in your studies with carefully chosen practice questions, feedback on how your peers are doing, and the opportunity to sit a practice exam prior to the big day.

How does the FRCASAQS work?
1) At the start of every week, a number of carefully selected SAQs will be sent to your email account. These questions will have been specifically chosen, encompassing ‘examiners favourites’, previously poorly answered questions, and current topics of interest.  As the exam draws nearer, the number of questions sent out each week will be increased.

2) At a convenient time in the week, you should write answers for the set questions – with pen and paper, laying out the answers exactly as you would in the exam. How you go about this, how you lay out your answer, and whether you read up on the topics prior to answering them, is totally up to you.  You know, or will soon work out, what is best for you.

3) Once answered, scan your answer sheet and then email them back to us at (There are lots of free apps you can download onto your phone to do this e.g. Scanner Mini (by Readdle)).

4) At the end of the week, we collate and anonymise all the answers (scans) we have received, and then email them back out to everyone along with the next weeks questions.

5) If you have previously replied with answers, you will therefore be in the position to look over other peoples responses, which in turn will:
o Allow you to consolidate, and even boost your knowledge on the topic.
o See how others answer the questions in terms of their layout, style, prioritisation of information etc.
o Motivate you in your exam revision.

6) And so the process continues…

7) Finally, in the run up to the exam, there will be a chance to sit a practice exam. Twelve questions in three hours under exam settings – a task well worth attempting prior to the big day.

It is totally up to you to reply to the set questions, and read your peers responses, however you will very much get out of the process, what you put in to it.  Similar methods to this have certainly boosted the SAQ pass mark in a number of other deaneries around the country, and we hope this will be the case here in North Central London.

How do I join the Final FRCA Short Answer Questions Club?
THE FRCASAQS is totally free, and all you have to do is send an email to to register. We will then add your email address to the weekly mailing list and that’s you good to go.  Emails will continue to be sent to you until you ask to be removed from the list – which hopefully will not be too long after you join the FRCASAQS when you pass the SAQs exam!

If you have any further questions regarding the FRCASAQS, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Many thanks and good luck

Ned Gilbert-Kawai

Clinical Fellow in thoracic anaesthesia in now Live

Dear All

Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Anaesthesia

The clinical fellow post is now live on NHS jobs.  The closing date is 13th April. It is a 9 month placement to bring it in line with all the other fellow posts, so will finish on changeover day in August 2018. 

Thanks
http://www.nshjobs.co.uk

One day intensive OSCE course.

One day intensive OSCE course.

Exam style OSCE stations with feedback on performance.

Consultant examiners, authentic experience of the college exam.

Based on RCOA exam objectives.

Tips and tricks for Anatomy for the FRCA.

Exam skills direct from Senior Consultants.

Excellent feedback from last year’s candidates.

Great value course.

£30 for Central School

£50 for External candidates.

To register email:

Course Organisers: Dr Sarah Chieveley-Williams & Dr Claire Frith

Central london location, UCLH Education Centre 250 Euston Road, NW1 2PG.

Post Final FRCA Study Day North London, 28th April 2017

Post Final FRCA Study Day North London, 28th April 2017

Session 1 – Cutting Edge Aortic Surgery

Time Lecture Presenter

09:00 Endovascular aortic surgery in 2016 (including EVAR trial update) Dr Tara Mastracci, Head of Complex Vascular Surgery, Royal Free Hospital

09:30 Radiation safety and fusion imaging Mr Tom Carrell, Cydar, Chief Executive, Director and Co-Founder

10:00 Open thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery Prof Aung Oo, Associate Medical Director for Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Break 10:30 to 11:00

Session 2 – Perioperative Medicine in Vascular

Time Lecture Presenter

11:00 Vascular surgical medicine Dr Jo Hardwick, Consultant in Surgical Medicine, Royal Free Hospital

11:30 Risk assessment (anaemia, frailty, hypertension) Dr Sadie Syed, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Mary’s Hospital

12:00 Cardiology in risk assessment/imaging Dr Tim Lockie, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free Hospital

12:30 Prehabilitation Dr Clare Morkane, Liver Research Fellow, Royal Free Hospital

Break 13:00 to 14:00

Session 3 – Practical Workshops

Time Workshops Presenter

14:00 Carotid update and Regional anaesthesia for carotid endarterectomy Dr Craig Lyness, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Free Hospital

14:45 Peripheral vascular update and Regional anaesthesia for lower limb surgery Dr Jane Lowery, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Free Hospital

15:30 Introduction to CPET and CPET workshop Dr Clare Morkane and Dr Christine Sathananthan, Research Fellows, Royal Free Hospital

Break 16:15 to 16:30

Session 4 – The Future

Time Lecture Presenter

16:30 The future of vascular anaesthesia Dr Nick Schofield, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Free Hospital.#

only 100 places available, register Now!!!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-frca-teaching-vascular-april-28th-2017-tickets-33145868184


Please use this link for the feedback
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PostFRCA-28April17

Primary FRCA OSCE Course

Primary FRCA OSCE Course
Simulation Centre, Royal Free Hospital
18th & 19th April 2017
Course Fee: £150
Contact:

Includes
2 day intensive OSCE practice
Guidance from experienced RCoA OSCE examiners & recent successful candidates

Day 1: Exam focused Simulation & Resuscitation scenarios. Each candidate will have a scenario, feedback and learning about exam technique.

Day 2: 42 OSCE stations (3 circuits) incorporating recent topics for the RCoA exams.

Previous feedback
“very well organised, friendly faculty”
“fantastic course, definitely feeling better prepared for the exam”
“great value for money”

London Anaesthesia 25th Anniversary Conference

London Anaesthesia 25th Anniversary Conference

Thursday 25 May 2017

Holiday Inn, Coram St, London WC1N 1HT

Organiser: Dr Lila Dinner

9.00 Registration
9.30 Welcome Drs Claire Shannon and Cleave Gass,Heads of the London Academy of Anaesthesia
9.45 Noahs Ark; what can we learn and where to next? Dr H Alibhai, Royal Veterinary College
10.20 Nanotechnology for Health Prof Bart Hoogenboom, Prof of Biophysics, UCL
10.55 Communication in an Elite Environment Dr Imtiaz Ahmad, Club Doctor, QPR
11.30 Coffee
12.00 Workshop Sessions - Widening the Workforce, Patient Safety, Skills Stations, New Directions

13.00 Lunch
14.00 Workshop Sessions ; Widening the Workforce, Patient Safety, Skills Stations,New Directions
15.15 Sustainable Intensive Care; is it deliverable globally? Dr Rashan Haniffa, Chief Exec, NICST
15.45 KEYNOTE SPEECH: Global Reach of Anaesthesia Dr Rola Hallam, Chief Executive, CanDo
16.30 Royal College of Anaesthesia Council Member
16.40 Closing Remarks
16:30 Panel discussion and close

REGISTRATION is via the School of Anaesthesia Secretary




Poster competition via http://www.lpmde.ac.uk/training-programme/specialty-schools/anaesthesia/abstract-submission

Post-Fellowship Training Day - Airway

Dear ST5, ST6, ST7 & Post FRCA trainees & College Tutors

Information below
What:  Post-Fellowship Training Day
Subject:  Airway
When:  Friday, 24th March 2017
Where:  Clinical Lecture Theatre, Imperial College, Norfolk Place, London, W2 IPG

Programme provisionally as follows:
0915 - Welcome
0930 - Jim Roberts (RNTNE) Paediatric ENT Anaesthesia
1000 - Tina Ferguson (RNTNE) The Shared Airway
1030 - David Vaughan (NPH) Anaesthesia for ENT Head and Neck Surgery
1100 - Q&A
1115 - 1145 Coffee
1145 - Tamsin Rope (NPH) Anaesthesia for maxillofacial trauma
1215 - Imran Ahmad (Guys) AFOI
1245 - Q&A
1300- 1400 Lunch
1415- Anil Patel (RNTNE) THRIVE
1445 - Helen Drewery (RLH) Tracheostomy
1515 - Q&A
1530 - General Airway Q&A
1545 – Close

Please register your attendance by using the following link
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/airway-higher-training-day-north-thames-tickets-31827610239; Password Airway2017

Feedback for CT 1 & 2 central school teaching sessions

Dear Trainees,

Please use this link to a google form to enter your feedback for each teaching session. This will help us develop the program to your needs.

https://goo.gl/forms/PVvfJAPLFFS3DYup1

Many Thanks

Steve Cone

Post FRCA Higher Training Day - TRAUMA - 24th February 2017

Dear ST5, ST6, ST7 & Post FRCA trainees & College Tutors

Information below
What:  Post-Fellowship Training Day
Subject:  Trauma
When:  Friday, 24th February 2017
Where:  Wolfson Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s Hospital, London, W2 INY

Programme currently being finalised.

Please register your attendance by using the following link
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trauma-post-frca-higher-training-day-tickets-31285008302 - Password Trauma2017

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North Central School of Anaesthesia Core Trainees Teaching 2017

Dear all,

Happy New Year!

Please take note of the Core Teaching dates for 2017.

More details to follow suite.

UCLH Education Centre

09:00 – 12:00



Feb 7th

Feb 21st

Written paper 28th Feb

Mar 7th

Mar 21st

Apr 4th

May 2nd

SOE week beginning 15th May

May 16th

June 13th

June 27th

July 11th

Aug 22nd

Sep 5th

Sep 19th

Oct 3rd

Oct 17th

Oct 31st

Nov 14th

Nov 28th

Dec 12th
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Post-FRCA Training Day - Paediatric Anaesthesia - Friday, 27 January 2017

What:  Post-FRCA Training Day
Subject:  Paediatric Anaesthesia
When:  Friday, 27 January 2017
Where:  Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital

The programme has been designed to suit all trainees, from those with a passionate desire to pursue a career in tertiary paediatrics, to those who never wish to see anyone under 12 again (you will, and it will probably be in resus).

Reasons to come along include:
- a recap of all things paediatric for those feeling a bit rusty
- an update on some hot topics in paeds anaesthesia
- tips for those soon to be providing out of hours consultant cover in a DGH (CCT is sooner than you think.......)
- advice on planning a career or fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia
- tips for managing a variety of paediatric emergencies, and how CATS can help you!

Please register to attend by following link:  https://paediatricanaesthesiatrainingday.eventbrite.co.uk

Details of this day can also be found on the Barts and London School of Anaesthesia website:  http://www.blsa.org.uk/single-post/2016/12/14/Post-FRCA-Training-Day

Final FRCA Study Day -Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient

4th Global Conference
on Perioperative Care of
the Cancer Patient
HOSTED BY THE ROYAL MARSDEN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Accredited for 15 CME points
Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th November 2016
The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EJ
http://www.canceranaesthesia2016.com

Programme is here http://canceranaesthesia2016.com/program-4/

Primary FRCA Masterclass

Dear College Tutor,

The next Primary FRCA Masterclass will take place at the RCoA from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of January 2017. Please note that this course is Tue-Fri rather than our usual Mon-Thu.

The course is a mixture of lectures and practice MCQ papers enabling candidates to compare their performance against their peers. The course only runs twice a year and is primarily aimed at candidates planning to sit either the March Primary MCQ Paper although anyone is welcome to attend.

Further details can be found on the RCoA Website at http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/education-and-events/primary-frca-masterclass

The course has become very popular in recent years and, as there is a limit as to how many we can accommodate in the lecture theatre, early booking is advisable.

I would be grateful if you could forward this email to trainees in your department who are planning to sit the Primary in March or September.

Yours sincerely

Ed Hammond

Edward J Hammond
Consultant Anaesthetist
Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust

Clinical Lead e-Learning Anaesthesia
Director Primary FRCA Masterclass
Royal College of Anaesthetists

07985 685978

Final FRCA viva revision sessions

Dear All,

Final FRCA viva revision sessions at the Royal Free Hospital- back by popular demand!

Everyone is welcome- this preparation is for exams starting on 5th December 2016. Sessions are to be run by consultant anaesthetists and post FRCA trainees on a variety of topics.

Venue:
Anaesthetic department seminar room
3rd floor
Anaesthetic department
Royal Free Hospital

Time: 6pm

Dates:
Thursday 27th Oct
Monday 31st Oct
Wednesday 2nd November
Tuesday 8th November
Thursday 10th November

Tuesday 15th November
Thursday 17th November
Monday 21st November
Wednesday 23rd November
Friday 25th November
Monday 28th November
Wednesday 30th November
Friday 2nd December

See you there!
Any questions, please feel free to get in touch:

FINAL FRCA Short Answer Questions Club

North Central London School of Anaesthesia

A free revision aid for those sitting the Final FRCA Short Answer Questions exam.

Read on if this applies to you…


The Short Answer Questions (SAQs) are a daunting component of the Final FRCA exam, and rightly so as the pass rate is approximately 35%. To aid revision for this exam, the North Central School of Anaesthesia is starting up a Final FRCA Short Answer Questions Club (FRCASAQS).


What is the aim of the Final FRCA Short Answer Questions Club?
The primary aim of the FRCASAQS is to help you revise for your exam. Whether you are just starting off with your revision, or well into it, the FRCASAQS is here to help. Whilst there is no substitute to hard work, we hope we can motivate you in your studies with carefully chosen practice questions, feedback on how your peers are doing, and the opportunity to sit a practice exam prior to the big day.


How does the FRCASAQS work?

1) At the start of every week, a number of carefully selected SAQs will be sent to your email account. These questions will have been specifically chosen, encompassing ‘examiners favourites’, previously poorly answered questions, and current topics of interest.  As the exam draws nearer, the number of questions sent out each week will be increased.

2) At a convenient time in the week, you should write answers for the set questions – with pen and paper, laying out the answers exactly as you would in the exam. How you go about this, how you lay out your answer, and whether you read up on the topics prior to answering them, is totally up to you.  You know, or will soon work out, what is best for you.

3) Once answered, scan your answer sheet and then email them back to us at (There are lots of free apps you can download onto your phone to do this e.g. Scanner Mini (by Readdle)).

4) At the end of the week, we collate and anonymise all the answers (scans) we have received, and then email them back out to everyone along with the next weeks questions.

5) If you have previously replied with answers, you will therefore be in the position to look over other peoples responses, which in turn will:
o Allow you to consolidate, and even boost your knowledge on the topic.
o See how others answer the questions in terms of their layout, style, prioritisation of information etc.
o Motivate you in your exam revision.

6) And so the process continues…

7) Finally, in the run up to the exam, there will be a chance to sit a practice exam. Twelve questions in three hours under exam settings – a task well worth attempting prior to the big day.

It is totally up to you to reply to the set questions, and read your peers responses, however you will very much get out of the process, what you put in to it.  Similar methods to this have certainly boosted the SAQ pass mark in a number of other deaneries around the country, and we hope this will be the case here in North Central London.


How do I join the Final FRCA Short Answer Questions Club?
THE FRCASAQS is totally free, and all you have to do is send an email to to register. We will then add your email address to the weekly mailing list and that’s you good to go.  Emails will continue to be sent to you until you ask to be removed from the list – which hopefully will not be too long after you join the FRCASAQS when you pass the SAQs exam!


If you have any further questions regarding the FRCASAQS, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at


Many thanks and good luck

Ned


Ned Gilbert-Kawai & Toc Husain

Online Survey - Fatigue

Dear All,

GAT and AAGBI Board are working with the RCoA Trainee Committee and Council and two trainees who are conducting a survey about fatigue. Please take out the time if you can to complete this short survey which can be found on the

following link -

https://www.facebook.com/Fatigue-survey-285910008448654/

North Central School of Anaesthesia Core Trainees Teaching 2016

North Central School of Anaesthesia
Core Trainees Teaching 2016

Whittington Education Centre
09:00 – 12:00

August 16th Endocrine Dr Catherine Shaw (Whitt)

Aug 30th Physics topics Dr Megan Smith (Royal Free)

Primary written 6th September 2016
Sep 13th Pre Assessment and Peri Operative Medicine Dr James Holding (UCL)

Sep 27th Pharmacokinetics Dr Lesley Bromley (UCL)

Oct 11th Neuro Dr Katherine Hunt (NHNN)

Oct 25th Physics topics (practice vivas) Dr Kostas Miltsios (Whitt)

Nov 8th Pain medicine Dr Basil Almahdi (Whitt)

Primary SOE week of 7th November/ Primary written paper 15th November 2016

Nov22nd ENT/airways Dr Jamie Turnbull (UCL)

Dec 13th ITU Drs Alice Carter/Jim Down (UCL)

Christmas break until Jan 10th 2017

Primary FRCA OSCE Course

Dear all,


We are running a Primary OSCE course at the RFH.

Simulation Centre, Royal Free Hospital
5th & 6th October 2016

2 day intensive OSCE practice Guidance from experienced RCoA OSCE examiners
& recent successful candidates

* Focus on simulation and resuscitation stations


Day 1: Exam focused Simulation & Resuscitation scenarios. Each candidate will have a scenario. Feedback and Learning are focused on exam technique.
Day 2: 42 OSCE stations (3 circuits) under exam conditions incorporating recent topics from the RCoA exams.



Course Fee: £75
Course Organisers: Dr Bindiya Varma & Dr Lasitha Abeysundara

For further details please contact:


Place are limited so please book early!

ATTENTION!!!!  - Core Level Training Certificate

Dear College Tutors,


To support the recent amendments to the 2010 CCT in Anaesthetics, and the renaming of ‘basic’ level training to ‘core’ level training, the corresponding certificate has also been updated.

The Core Level Training Certificate is now available to download here,

http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/careers-training/training-anaesthesia/training-programme-forms-and-certificates



Kind regards,

Claudia Moran | Training Manager

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Warm Welcome to all our CT Trainees

Many congratulations on joining the North Central School of Anaesthesia for August 2016.

I am the training programme director for core trainees in the North Central School (have recently taken over from Dr Marchant)

This is a brief message to welcome you to the school. I hope it will be educationally fulfilling, successful and enjoyable.

If you have any problems during your placements, I would encourage you to discuss these with your educational supervisor and or college tutor at your base hospital in the first instance. Failing this, or if you do not feel comfortable then do contact me directly

I am based at The Royal Free Hospital and you can always make an appointment to see me if there is anything you would like to discuss in person.

I believe most hospitals will be setting up a mentoring system run by SpRs as an additional point of support

Please make sure that you are able to access the Central School of Anaesthesia website – http://www.schoolofanaesthesia.co.uk/ - lots of useful information regarding the hospitals in our school, your rotation details, ability to send emails to other members in the school, updates regarding teaching etc.
Rebecca at our school administrator will be able to give you login details and a password

As you may know, we will be running a novice course and core trainee teaching days. You should be notified of these shortly if you have not already been. Novices who have already completed their basic competencies previously are welcome and expected to attend this too.

Things you need to ensure you do in the next week are;

1) Register with the Royal College of Anaesthetists

2) Register with E-Portfolio

3) Start using an electronic log book for every case you are involved with

I look forward to meeting you on September 13th when we have a school evening where we will have the opportunity to put faces to names.

Very kind regards

Carlos

Dr Carlos Kidel
Consultant Anaesthetist

REMINDER - The Novice Course in Anaesthesia 2016

Dear Trainees,

ONLY A WEEK LEFT TILL THE NOVICE COURSE 2016...!!

This is a gentle reminder for the Novice Course in Anaesthesia 2016!!!!

You have been invited to attend the Novice Course in Anaesthesia 2016 on the following dates:

17th August 2016 - Atrium, Ground Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.

24th August 2016– Postgraduate Education Centre, Chase Farm Hospital The Ridgeway, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 8JL.

31st August 2016 - Simulation Centre, Lower ground Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.

7th September 2016 – Postgraduate Education Centre, Chase Farm Hospital The Ridgeway, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 8JL.

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

NB: You will need to attend all 4 days as part of your induction as these are Mandatory in order for you to complete your ARCP There will also be a Simulation date running In September and each Trainee will be allocated a date after the first date of the Novice Course.

Your respective college tutors will already know these dates and will be expecting you to attend.

Please could you make your payment of £150 via cheque to – The School of Anaesthesia Making note at the back with references - your first initial and surname e.g. R Akinbobola

Once you have done this, kindly send an email to in order to keep a record of your payment and confirm your registration on to the course.

Receipts and certificates of attendance will only be received on completion of this course.

Kindy email the Schools administrator Rebecca Akinbobola to confirm your attendance to the event, and If you have any further queries- Email:

The Novice Course in Anaesthesia 2016

Dear Trainees,

You have been invited to attend the Novice Course in Anaesthesia 2016 on the following dates:

17th August - Atrium, Ground Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.

24th August – Postgraduate Education Centre, Chase Farm Hospital The Ridgeway, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 8JL.

31st August - Simulation Centre, Lower ground Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.

7th September – Postgraduate Education Centre, Chase Farm Hospital The Ridgeway, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 8JL.

Time: TBC

NB: You will need to attend all 4 days as part of your induction as these are Mandatory in order for you to complete your ARCP
There will also be a Simulation date running In September and each Trainee will be allocated a date after the first date of the Novice Course.

Your respective college tutors will already know these dates and will be expecting you to attend.

Please could you make your payment of £150 via cheque to – The School of Anaesthesia Making note at the back with references - your first initial and surname e.g. G Johnson

Once you have done this, kindly send an email to in order to keep a record of your payment and confirm your registration on to the course.

Receipts and certificates of attendance will only be received on completion of this course.

The course programme and time will become available shortly

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact Rebecca Akinbobola -
Email:

ARCP Consultant Survey

Dear All,

Having completed a survey of trainees’ views on the ARCP process we would now like to ask for feedback from the ARCP panel members.
We would be very grateful if you would complete our short survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ARCPTrainerSurvey

Many thanks
Jenny Illingworth & Sarah Muldoon
Co-Chairs of the LAA Trainee Forum

Perioperative Medicine implementation - Anaesthetics 2010 Curriculum

Dear all,

To support the introduction of the perioperative medicine (PoM) units of training, the following implementation plan has been agreed with the GMC -

Trainees and trainers should implement this unit of training when trainees commence their next respective level of training (i.e. intermediate, higher);

• CT1 Core unit from August 2016
• ST3 Intermediate unit from August 2016
• ST5 Higher unit from 2016
• ST6/7 Advanced unit from 2016

The PoM units can be optional for CT2 and ST4 trainees in 2016, as these trainees will commence their mandatory units when they progress to their next training level i.e. ST3/5 in 2017. 

This information has been recieved from the College

New School Administrator

The school is delighted to welcome Rebecca Akinbobola, who joined us this week as the new appointed School Administrator.

Rebecca worked with the Royal Free for over 6years in different segments of the hospital.

She will be working 5 days a week for 4 hours a day and will be based at the school office on the 3rd floor at the Royal Free.

Rebecca can be contacted through this website or via

TEL: 0207 794 0500 EXT: 35750

Email: /

CEACCP collections

Dear All

All CEACCP articles are now available in ‘collection’ format, categorised by specialty and subcategories. You can view the collection here - http://ceaccp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/collection/
this will be of great benefit to trainees & also to all fellows & members wishing to enhance their CPD in particular areas.

Please disseminate the news of this excellent development.

With regards

Karen Morris
Regional Representatives Support Co-ordinator
Royal College of Anaesthetists
35 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4SG

Rotation placement emails to trainees for August 2016

Dear All

See below.

Please contact the school administrator if there are any discrepancies with what you were expecting and what various trust tell you.

Regards

Drs Shaw and McGlennan

__________________________________________________________________

Dear All,

The ops team will be notifying trainees of their August placements based on the information provided in the last couple of weeks by the TPDs. This will be in addition to the local mechanisms used by the Schools to notify their trainees. This is a mandatory process which HEE expects to ensure consistency across its processes. It also provides additional assurance to HEE that the Trainees are being notified 12 weeks prior to rotation date which is the code of practice followed by HEE.

We will be prefacing the rotation emails to trainees with a statement to the effect that this is in addition to comms they may have received already and may reflect only 6 month placement of their full year although they may have been placed for 12 months. This next 6 months will be reconfirmed again in the autumn. In addition, if they have received different comms/ information from TPDs/ School, they need to get in touch with us as changes may have been made recently that we are not aware of.  This will enable us to update Trusts and our records to reflect accurately the placements.

I appreciate that this is a new process for the Schools and trainees but it is not meant to replace the comms sent to them by the Schools.

I wanted to inform you ahead of us sending this information to reassure you that we are not placing trainees against TPD advice and any discrepancies may be due to recent changes that didn’t make its way to us or element of human error. But with 12 weeks to go we still have the opportunity to send relevant updates as necessary.

Regards,
Sapna

Sapna Subhash
Senior Operations Manager
Operations Department (London)
London and South East


Health Education England
Stewart House | 32 Russell Square | London | WC1B 5DN

Professional Behaviour

Dear Trainees,

There have been some instances recently of trainees failing to attend non clinical aspects of their working week – notably departmental clinical governance meetings and departmental teaching at times they are supposed to be at work.

Clearly if these fall at times you are not supposed to be at work, attendance is voluntary and not expected. If these sessions fall during your normal working hours, you must attend unless you have booked leave or been in contact with your department. A failure to do so is a probity issue – essentially you are being paid to be at work but are absent. This is likely to be discussed at your ARCP.

This is always important but all the more so at this time when we need to support each other. I haven’t met any consultants who aren’t hugely supportive of your actions and understand the stress this places many of you under, professionally, personally and financially. If there are particular issues, please do talk to your College Tutor or Educational Supervisor, don’t just go AWOL.

Best wishes,

Lila Dinner

RCoA Opportunity – Trainee Liaison for the Final FRCA Course

Dear All,

The RCoA is currently recruiting a Trainee Liaison to assist Dr Alex Goodwin (Organiser) with the Final FRCA Revision Course that runs twice yearly.

The application deadline is midnight on May 9th 2016.

For further details about the Final FRCA Revision Course, please visit the RCoA Events Page: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/education-and-events/final-frca-revision-course.

For further details about the post, please visit the RCoA Current Vacancies page: http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/22721.


Best regards,

RCoA Events

Summer ARCP

Dear All,

Please see below and make sure your e-portfolio is up to date.

If you e-portfolio dates need adjusting, please let me know and I can do that for you.

Please also take time to fill out the Annual Trainee Feedback North Central Thames Summer 2016 feedback form - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2LHNC6

This survey is mandatory and if you have not completed it before you have your ARCP, you will need to do it on the day.

Please take the time to fill it out for each hospital that you have attended on your rotation.

For the following RCOA documents:

· Notification of completion of training
· Basic Level Training Certificate
· Intermediate Level Training Certificate
· Intermediate Level Progress Report
· OOP Forms (RcOA)

Please go to: http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/careers-training/training-anaesthesia/training-programme-forms-and-certificates

For the following Deanery documents:

· OOP Checklist
· OOP Application Form
· OOP Trainee Guidance

Please go to: http://www.lpmde.ac.uk/training-programme/general-practice/during-training/time-out-of-programme-oop

Kind regards,




Georgina Johnson
Anaesthetics Training Co-ordinator

The GAS Issue 13

Dear All

The latest edition of “The Gas” Trainee Newsletter is now available on the College Website please see link below; We would be very grateful if you could forward it to your anaesthetic trainees for their information.

https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/document-store/the-gas-newsletter-issue-13

With the kindest regards

Karen
Karen Morris
Regional Representatives Support Co-ordinator
Royal College of Anaesthetists

Secondments

Dear all,

The GMC recently provided the College with feedback indicating that a significant number of Out of Programme Training (OOPT) applications were being withdrawn because the post applied for was in a location already approved for training. As a result we sought to clarify a list of approved locations in order to reduce the number of unnecessary applications and the associated workload. The GMC responded by producing a list of approved locations on their website which can be found at http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/28373.asp. The GMC have confirmed that this list will be updated fortnightly.

If a trainee wishes to go outside of the local training programme to an approved location then this would be considered a secondment rather than an OOPT. We have now created a Secondment Notification Form which can be found at http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/document-store/notification-of-secondment-form. I have also attached a copy of the form to this email. OOPT application forms will only be required when the post is in a location not listed on the GMC website. We understand that local processes may still require College approval for this secondment. As a result, approval has been delegated to the local College representative - the Regional Advisor. There is a space on the document for the Regional Advisor to sign to say that the post has been discussed with them and that they agree that the post forms part of a balanced training programme.

For all future secondments could you please send Secondment Notification Forms to alongside a copy of a job description so that there is a record of approval, as well as for our own data collection purposes.

Kind Regards


Chris Scorer
Specialty Training Co-ordinator
Royal College of Anaesthetists | Churchill House| 35 Red Lion Square | London WC1R 4SG

Dr. Claire Sheppey

Dear All,

I was sadly informed today of the sudden and unexpected death of Dr. Claire Sheppey a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist and College Tutor at the Royal London Hospital.

Many Central School trainees have passed through the Royal London and worked with and been trained by Claire. I’m certain she will be remembered fondly, not least for her often dark sense of humour.

Jonathan Mathers

Locum Consultant, Royal Free Hospital

PRISM QI Training resource

The link to the QI teaching website is:

http://www.prism-ed.com

The NHS is no stranger to change, but most efforts at improvement have limited success. In order to improve the efficacy of our improvement projects, there is a growing understanding that clinicians should be leading change and to do this using quality improvement (QI) and implementation science methodologies. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is proposing QI forms part of a core curriculum of all doctors, and the RCoA curriculum annex G already contains QI knowledge and skills.

The perioperative improvement science and management (PRISM) website is a new online resource to help aid trainees, consultants and the wider perioperative team in learning and delivering QI projects. The website is designed around the needs of the perioperative team, and grounded in real life perioperative examples. The core of the website is a QI teaching module, completely based on and linked to the RCoA annex G QI curriculum, with a certificate of completion at the end. In addition, there are freely downloadable how-to-guides and templates that take you step by step through the process of QI, to help you with your QI projects.

Quality Improvement Survey

Dear Anaesthetic Trainees,

I am a fellow Anaesthetic Trainee currently undertaking an Education Fellowship at the Royal College of Anaesthetists with a specific remit to improve training and resources in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology for trainers and trainees in anaesthesia.

There is a current RCoA strategy to improve access to resources in QI training and aid delivery of QI training for trainers and trainees. To aid this we are aiming to collect information and feedback from trainees on Quality Improvement training in an attempt to recognise the efforts of trainees and improve learning resources available for them.

The survey will be closed next Friday 18th December, so if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to do so, I would be grateful if you would complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JF955VJ .

Many thanks to those who have already participated.

Your feedback is important.

Dr Erin Innes

RCoA/KSS Education Fellow

Claudia

Claudia Moran | Training Manager

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Churchill House | 35 Red Lion Square | London | WC1R 4SG

Annual Trainee Feedback North Central Thames Summer 2016

Dear All,

Please see below link to the feedback form -

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2LHNC6

I will be sending this to link via email also.

Kind regards,

Georgina Johnson

Anaesthetics Coordinator

Annual Trainee Feedback North Central Thames Spring 2016

Dear All,

Please see below link to the feedback form -

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/257V925

I will be sending this to link via email also.

Kind regards,

Georgina Johnson

Anaesthetics Coordinator

Joint Welfare Statement

Dear Colleagues,

It has been a difficult couple of weeks for doctors in training, in particular those working in the acute specialties.

The RCoA, FICM and the AAGBI agree it is crucial that trainees are, and feel, supported. Trainees are essential to the on-going safe delivery of anaesthesia and critical care; training and service are intrinsically linked.

We have been extremely concerned at the breakdown of negotiations between NHS Employers and the BMA, a decision to impose a contract and the looming threat of industrial action.

News yesterday of the Secretary of State’s intervention in the process is encouraging and we hope that this will help facilitate resolution of the dispute.

It is understandable that trainees may currently have higher degrees of stress, anxiety and uncertainty. Those studying for exams, preparing for job applications, interviews, presentations or just the daily challenge of making themselves better anaesthetists may really be feeling the pressure.

Consultants, SAS doctors and trainees alike must be particularly mindful of these pressures and the effects they can
have on individuals.

Don’t forget the support networks available if anyone feels overwhelmed:
1. Talk to somebody: fellow trainees, family and friends
2. Meet with your clinical or educational supervisor, College Tutor or mentor
3. Use one of the available support and welfare schemes:
a. AAGBI Support and Wellbeing
b. RCoA Career and Personal Difficulties
c. BMA Doctors’ Wellbeing

We are heartened by the support shown for trainees by consultants, SAS doctors and allied professionals.

We will continue to work with as many external bodies as possible to ensure that a safe and fair agreement is achieved in the interest of patients and for you the future of our specialty.

In the meantime, look after yourselves and each other.

JP Lomas on behalf of the RCoA Trainee Committee
Ben Fox on behalf of GAT
David Garry Senior Trainee Representative, FICM
Anna Batchelor Dean, FICM
Andrew Hartle President, AAGBI
Liam Brennan President, RCoA

29 September 2015
1. RCoA statement junior doctor contract proposals
2. College Presidents’ letter to Jeremy Hunt
3. AAGBI statement on the proposed Trainee Contract
4. AAGBI and specialist societies letter to The Guardian
5. Academy Trainee Doctors Group statement
6. AAGBI: Fatigue and Anaesthetists
7. AAGBI: Drug and Alcohol Abuse amongst Anaesthetists

OOP process with 6 month deadline

Dear Colleagues,

Health Education England (HEE) and English Deans (CoPMED) are keen to implement a consistent process across the LETBs with regards to the OOP submission process in order to allow sufficient notification to Post Graduate Deans as well as the programmes in order to manage gaps in training more effectively.  The requirement is now for submission of application at least 6 months in advance of OOP start date as recommended in the Gold Guide. What we propose to do in Anaesthetics is to require Trainees to submit an initial application form with information they have at hand to show intention of taking an OOP.  In recognition that full details and documentation regarding the OOP may not be available at this stage, we are expecting trainees to submit full supporting documentation 3 months prior to OOP start date- the same process we have in place at the moment.

Unfortunately, there is no choice in the matter but we hope that the expectation we have in place at the 6 month deadline will not disadvantage trainees in any way and still meet the requirements.  I have attached the guidance with updated deadlines for your information. The intended start date for the new process is Monday 5th of October 2015 for April 2016 OOP start dates. For the first month, i.e October, due to the short notice, we will accept these applications throughout October.

Please do contact us or Drs Brodrick and Shannon if you have any queries.

Many thanks

Operations Department (London)
London and South East

Health Education England
Stewart House | 32 Russell Square | London | WC1B 5DN

E. Anaesthetics queries
Intensive Care Medicine queries
W. http://www.lpmde.ac.uk

2007 Curriculum will no longer be approved by the GMC

REMINDER - With effect from 1st January 2016 the 2007 Curriculum will no longer be approved by the GMC. Any trainees who will not complete training by the 31st December 2015 MUST move to the 2010 Curriculum at the earliest opportunity and are strongly advised to contact the Training team.

With regards

Training Team
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Churchill House | 35 Red Lion Square | London | WC1R 4SG
Email: 

RCoA Trainee Registration Information

Dear All,

The College have received quite a few queries from trainees about registering with the RCoA, and where to find the registration forms on the website. 

These can be found at:  http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/careers-training/training-anaesthesia/training-programme-forms-and-certificates

The first one on the list is the core registration form and the second one down the on for STs

Kind regards,

The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Churchill House | 35 Red Lion Square | London | WC1R 4SG

ARCP Requirements July 2015

Dear All,

This is just to remind people, as the ARCPS draw near, that evidence of having attended one of the simulation courses that NE/NC School offers each year will be expected. This has been a mandatory requirement for a year and without it, you are likely to get an outcome 5.

The Deanery has also imposed an additional mandatory requirement which you have probably been emailed about. You must present evidence of having obtained Child Safety Level 2 and Vulnerable Adult training. Mostly this will have been done as part of your Mandatory or Statutory Training at induction but you must bring evidence you have done it once in the past year. Again, you will be issued with an outcome 5 without it.

Most Trusts have these available as an e-module so there is still plenty of time to do it in your Trust.

Best wishes,

Lila Dinner

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Vivek Sivaraman - funeral details

Dear All,

Following the very sad death of our colleague and friend, anyone who would like to attend Vivek’s funeral is welcome. The details are as follows:

Tuesday 24th March at 12.30pm

Lauderdale House,

Waterlow Park,

Highgate

N6 5HG

Vivek Sivaraman

Dear All,

It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the death of one of our trainees - Dr Vivek Sivaraman. This has been a great shock to colleagues and friends and I’m sure everyone will be touched by this.

If anyone wants to send condolences who knew Vivek but perhaps not his family, we will collect these in the School Office and send on. Please send to School of Anaesthesia office, 3rd Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond St, London NW3 2QG

Dr Lila Dinner

UCLH Research/Acute Pain Job

ST5 trainees and above can apply for this vacant post in August 2015 for a year.

Interested parties should discuss with

and

Upper limit on dual training entry

Dear all,

Please be advised that potential Dual Anaesthesia and ICM trainees should be advised that from the August 2016 onwards, trainees will not be able to apply for Dual CCTs if they are beyond the end of ST5 in their initial specialty of appointment.

The August 2015 intake is therefore the last opportunity for trainees above ST5 to enter into the Dual programme (whether they be current anaesthesia only trainees intending to dual with ICM or ICM only trainees intending to dual with anaesthesia).

We would appreciate it if you could make any trainees in your region who may be affected aware of this change.

For more information, please see the FICM website - http://www.ficm.ac.uk/national-recruitment-intensive-care-medicine

Details will be added to the RCoA Training website shortly.

Many thanks and best wishes,


Maria Burke | Training Supervisor
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Churchill House | 35 Red Lion Square | London | WC1R 4SG
Email: 
Websites: http://www.rcoa.ac.uk

Mandatory Simulation Training

Dear All,

For the first time UCLP have funded a simulation course for every trainee per year of their training.
In order to allocate you to an appropriate course, we need to know which year of your training you are in as of 1st February 2015.

The proposed schedule is as follows, although we recognise that some of you have already attended some simulation courses. If this applies to you and you have already attended a course to which you are allocated, please do let us know.

CT1 - Novice and Critical Incident
CT2 - Obstetrics
ST3 - Paeds
ST4 - ACRM
ST5 - Airway
ST6/7 - Patient safety

Once you have replied with your year of training, you will be allocated a course which will most likely be at UCH, Whittington, Royal Free or Barnet. However, the course you are attending maybe at one of the Royal London sites.

We will try to give you lots of notice of the date of your course so that within reason you maybe able to swap if the date is inconvenient, however, if you are unable to swap it will be your responsibility to find another course which you maybe asked to pay for.

The school has decided to make attendance at your simulation day mandatory to pass your ARCP and evidence of your attendance will be sought.

Kind regards,

Sarah Chieveley-Williams
Deputy Regional Advisor

Leadership Development for Anaesthetists (LDfA)

Set up by a group of trainee anaesthetists in the North Central London School, the LDfA exists to help inspire anaesthetic trainees to become more actively involved in leadership and management within the NHS. Check out our website for articles, resources and details of our upcoming events.

Website:  http://www.ldfa.co.uk

Follow us on twitter:  @LDfA_live

Join our mailing list: 

New OOP Lead - Dr Robert Self

I have recently been appointed as the Out-Of-Programme (OOP) Lead for the School of Anaesthesia. This is a new position and will involve:

1) Discussion / advice available to trainees considering taking OOP posts.

2) Ensuring that relevant paperwork is completed for prospective approval.

3) Acting as a point of contact during the OOP time and involvement afterwards at ARCP.

I have been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Marsden Hospital since 2007 and before this was a trainee in the Central School of Anaesthesia. I have personal experience of the OOP process and speak on this topic at the RCOA ‘After the FRCA’ day.

If you wish to contact me (usually after passing the FRCA!), please send me an email to set up an appointment.



I can also be contacted via website or by TPDs.

Paperwork for the OOP process has recently become more time critical.
I will aim to get links to this on website but it’s worth also keeping an eye on the RCOA website.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Robert Self


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