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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 Bartholomews 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/Guys 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 thats 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 dont 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 years 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 Marys 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 Marys 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 thats 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 dont 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. Im 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

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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 Viveks 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

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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

OOP applications

The rules for OOP applications have recently been tightened by the GMC and they WILL NOT process apllications with less than the notice as specified below.

We have no control over this. Our new guidelines will match those of the other London schools:

6 months Intention to OOP discussed with TPD
5-4 months Completed paperwork, signed, approved and taken to school office by trainee
4-3 months School submits paperwork to Deanery/RCoA meeting deadline.

You will have already received this email relating to this:

Please be advised that if you wish to take time Out of Programme starting from 1-31 August 2014, your fully completed and signed Out of Programme application must be submitted to by 5pm GMT, Monday 5 May 2014

If you have already submitted your OOP application to us or if you have already received approval, then this reminder does not apply to you.

Deadline for Operations Dept to receive fully completed and signed application Start date of Out of Programme
5pm GMT, Monday 7 April 2014 1 – 31 July 2014
5pm GMT, Monday 5 May 2014 1-31 August 2014
5pm, GMT, Monday 2 June 2014 1-30 September 2014
5pm, GMT, Monday 7 July 2014 1-31 October 2014
5pm,GMT, Monday 4 August 2014 1-30 November 2014
5pm, GMT, Monday 1 September 2014 1-31 December 2014
5pm, GMT, Monday 6 October 2014 1-31 January 2015
5pm, GMT, Monday 3 November 2014 1-28 February 2015
5pm, GMT, Monday 1 December 2014 1-31 March 2015

Study Leave Claims - Process has changed

Dear Anaesthetics Specialty Registrar,

From the financial year 2014/2015 the process for claiming study leave as a Specialty Registrar in Anaesthesia has changed. This change is a result of changes to the way Postgraduate Medical Training will be funded.

Claims for 2014/15 onwards

These should be made to the Postgraduate Medical Education Centre at the trust you are currently employed.

Outstanding Claims for Study Leave up to 31 March 2014

These should be made to Anne Ramlal at .

Best wishes

Simon

Simon Rose
Senior Operations Manager
Health Education South London
Operations Department
Working also on behalf of Health Education North Central and East London and Health Education North West London
Stewart House | 32 Russell Square | London | WC1B 5DN

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E -portfolio news - Educational Supervisors Review

E-Portfolio has not been altered yet in this regard.

The Interim Progress Report (http://rcoa.ac.uk/document-store/interim-progress-report) is only available from the College website as a download.

The best way for this to be used currently is for it to be printed, completed then scanned/uploaded to a trainees library as personal evidence.

Further information here: http://rcoa.ac.uk/trainee-e-portfolio/news-and-updates
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School rules for ARCP

ARCPS are held in June/July and Jan/Feb each year. Most trainees need to be seen once a year but there are periods in your training when you might need to be seen six monthly. Ad hoc ARCPs are held throughout the year for trainees who cannot attend other dates.

Requirements for North Central School trainees are going to include an annual MSF from summer 2014. This is in line with most other Schools around the country.

Failure to have an MSF at the time of ARCP will mean an outcome 5 - incomplete paperwork - will be issued and a 2 week extension will be offered.

ICM Regional Advisor

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We would like to welcome Dr Julian Howard as the new ICM RA.

Dr Howard has now replaced Dr Nick Harper as ICM Regional Advisor.

The school would like to thank Dr Harper for all his hard work and contribution to the progression of the school. We wish him all the best for the future.

Administrator Availability

Georgina Johnson will be in the office Monday and Tuesday 10 - 3pm.

She will also cover our major events of recruitment, ARCPs, RITAs and Induction.
She is best accessible on her email and will regularly be checking the telephone for messages.

She can be contacted on the email and 0207 794 0500 x 35750

Out of Programme - Updated Process

We have updated the process to reflect that some documents such as job descriptions and College approval letters for time to count may come through after an OOP form is submitted.

The key parts of the new OOP process are:

• A fully completed and signed OOP form must be received by Operations Dept at least 3 months before start date
• OOPC can be submitted with shorter notice for unplanned and urgent reasons
• Outstanding documents will be requested by the Operations Dept with a deadline date – if information is not provided, the OOP application will not be approved
• The process will start from 7 April 2014 deadline for applications for a July OOP start date.

Local Education Training Boards

Dear All,

As many of you will have heard, all postgraduate training in anaesthesia since April has been managed by Local Education Training Boards or LETBS. Almost as soon as they came into being, their name changed to Health Education England, in our case North East North Central (HEE NE/NC). They commission training in anaesthesia in the North Central and North East areas of London, essentially in the areas and hospitals which are part of the North Central School (the ‘Central’ School’) and the North East School of Anaesthesia (’Barts and the London’ School) .

The delivery of training is still done at each hospital or Local Education Provider but a middle man called, in our case, UCLP or UCL Partners, now manages the interaction between the commissioning and the local provision. Recruitment, the ARCP process, OOPE/T applications and much of the admin associated with training still sits with the Deanery which is now called the London Shared Services. That means you will receive communications from UCLP and from Shared Services and from the Schools and there are a myriad of courses and training opportunities available so this should be good for your training overall.

Over the next year, we will work to share best practice across both Schools and to look at how to share training opportunities and educational resources of all sorts. We will be meeting regularly with your trainee reps and again, we hope this will be good for trainees and trainers alike.

Day to day, nothing will change for any of you, except possibly get better!

Best wishes,

Lila Dinner
Consultant Anaesthetist
Royal Free Hospital
Regional Adviser and Head of School
North Central School of Anaesthesia
0207 794 00500 Ext: 35750
Email –

Helen Drewery
Consultant Anaesthetist
The Royal London Hospital
Regional Advisor and Head of School
0203 594 1278
Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia
Email –

Dr Khalid Rauf RIP

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Dr Khalid Rauf, consultant anaesthetist, died suddenly on the 11th of August. He was 52.

Khalid joined The Whittington in 2006, and whilst you may not recognise his name, many of you will recognise his face, as he saw patients in many areas of the hospital.

Khalid was a quiet man, who was known for his calm, gentle and considerate manner and his ability to allay the fears of the most nervous patient.

Outside of work, Khalid loved his family and cricket. He was married with three sons, the oldest of whom will start at St Georges Medical School in the autumn. His second son recently completed work experience here at The Whittington, with a view to also becoming a doctor. His youngest son is eight years old.

Khalid was buried on the 13th of August, in accordance with the Muslim faith. There will be Remembrance service on Thursday 12th of August at 2 p.m. in the Whittington Education Centre, to which all are invited to come and pay their last respects. A book of remembrance has been opened, and can be found at the reception desk in Main Theatres.

Guide for Novices starting in Anaesthesia

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has produced an interactive Guide for Novice Trainees specifically designed to support the first three to six months on the training programme.

The Guide, available in the form of a 4GB USB memory stick, has been sent out to all CT1 and ACCS Anaesthesia trainees starting in August 2013.

It contains key documents and a step-by-step guide to help trainees get started on the training programme. It also contains all 82 e-learning sessions from Module 1 of e-Learning Anaesthesia, specifically written for Novice Trainees and additional learning resources/guidelines from the AAGBI, Resuscitation Council and Difficulty Airway Society.

An on-line version of the Guide for Novice Trainees is available via the link below as well as instructions on how to install and start using the Guide from the USB stick.

The on-line version is compatible with most tablet computers and smart phones. The introductory video and videos/animations contained in some of the e-Learning sessions require Adobe Flash and therefore can only be viewed if using a Flash compatible browser on these devices.

https://rcoa.ac.uk/node/13211

KSS Deanery Bursaries

KSS Deanery Bursaries for PG Cert, PG Dip Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, opportunity for London trainees.

20 bursaries towards the cost of course fees for either the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, run by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and validated by the University of Brighton.  The bursary will provide £1,500 towards the overall cost of the course.  The fees for UK / EU students are as follows:

PG Cert (3 modules over 1 year): £2,130
PG Dip (6 modules over 2 years): £4,260 (subject to a small increase in 2014/15 in line with inflation)

The first 20 successful applications, to be received by 31st July, will be offered a bursary. (Applications for the course may be made after the 31st July but will not be considered for a bursary).

Detailed information about the course can be accessed at: http://www.bsms.ac.uk/postgraduate/anaesthesia-and-perioperative-medicine/

Course applications should be made online at the website above.

Extension Training/Grace Periods

The GMC recently issued clarification over their interpretation of extension periods (sometimes known as grace periods).

They can be offered at end of CT2 (or CTb for ACCS) for lack of primary (or lack of other core competences).

They can also be offered at ST4 for lack of final or lack of (non-exempted core competences).

However, because it is recognised that trainees may gain competences at
different rates for a number of reasons, trainees will be able to have
additional aggregated training time of normally of up to one year within the
total duration of the training programme in the hospital specialties and
normally up to six months in general practice because of the short duration
of the training programme, unless exceptionally, this is extended at the
discretion of the Postgraduate Dean, but with an absolute maximum of two
year additional training during the total duration of the training programme.
This does not include additional time which might be required because of
statutory leave such as ill health or maternity leave. Assuming that the
trainee complies with the additional programme that has been planned, this
enables reasonable time for the trainee, but does not unduly disadvantage
other trainees who may be attempting to gain admission into run-through
training in the specialty. If the trainee fails to comply with the planned
additional training, he/she may be asked to leave it and the training
programme before the additional training has been completed.

This is taken to mean that you may have a year as a CT2 and/or a year at ST4.
(But you cannot have over a year at either on its own - eg you can’t have 18 months extension in ST4).

There have been previous arrangements that pre-dated this that will be honoured.

GMC publish review of Medical Training in London

Medical training in London is good, but the quality of supervision and clinical placements varies
Doctors in training and medical students in London are being well educated and trained, according to our new report.

But Regional review of medical education and training in London: 201213 shows some areas of concern, particularly around the quality of supervision and clinical placements, need to be addressed.

The findings come from visits to the local education providers, medical schools and the deanery* in London over three months in 201213. The report gives a valuable insight into the experiences of almost 12,000 students and doctors in training 20% of the total in the UK.

http://www.gmc-uk.org/publications/22442.asp?dm_i=OUY,1JCHI,3F64VQ,595N3,1

Clinical Fellowships

To All Senior (or about to be Senior) Trainees.

A number of well-regarded clinical fellowships have become available in the School.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of taking one of these, please contact Dr Alan McGlennan in the first instance.

From Aug 2013 we have a Regional Fellowship at Royal Free Hospital and a Bariatric Fellowship at UCH.

In February 2014 we have an airway fellowship at UCH and another one at the RNTNE.

Thanks

Pan School Teaching Cancelled 27th February 2013

CANCELLED!!!!!
Masterclass Teaching in Remote Site Aanesthesia at UCH is cancelled.

Sorry for short notice.We will rearrange.

Dr John Ruston RIP

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We deeply regret to announce that Dr John Ruston died unexpectedly in his sleep on the 21st of January. He was 57 years old.

John had been a Senior Registrar at the Royal Free and was appointed as Consultant in 1993. He was a versatile and knowledgeable anaesthetist, able to handle a wide range of clinical cases with great skill and confidence. He was calm, methodical and completely reliable.

He was much-loved by all who knew him, popular with staff and with patients, and was always a source of common-sense advice and a good friend.

He is survived by his wife Mandy and his two sons. We are awaiting details of the funeral arrangements.


 
 
 
 

 

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Time limiting of CCT applications

Please see the information below from the GMC.

As you may be aware the Postgraduate Board has approved the introduction of a limit on timeframes within which a doctor is able to apply for a CCT / CP. The limit will be 12 months from the doctors expected end of training date, and will be effective from 31 March 2013.

We are now in a position to communicate this key change to current and future trainees in order for it to be implemented successfully. The GMC guidance pages on the internet have been updated fully and I have enclosed a link to these pages for your convenience.

http://www.gmc-uk.org/cctchanges

I have enclosed a link to our flyer below which captures the key points around this change.

http://www.gmc-uk.org/SGPC___CCT_flyer___DC3249.pdf_50700429.pdf

If in the meantime we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

This information will be put on the RCoA website and an alert sent via e-portfolio.

Intensive Care Foundation

2013 New Investigator Award is now open for submissions
Closing date Friday 1st March 2013, 5pm

The Intensive Care Foundation would like to invite all new investigators to submit applications for this year’s “New Investigator Award”
Equal weighting will be given to quality clinical research projects and laboratory-based projects that have a
relevance to the field of intensive care
Individual applications may be granted up to £15,000

All applications must be submitted in both electronic and hard copy form no later than the above deadline
For instructions and application forms visit
http://www.ics.ac.uk/foundation_home/grants/new_investigator_award
Or
For more information contact
Jenny Dixon at

Dual Programmes in Anaesthetics and ICM

The RCoA and FICM has issued guidance on Dual Programmes in Anaesthetics and ICM.  The details can be found here -

https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/1620 and in the ‘News’ section.

It is also available on the FICM website(http://ficm.ac.uk/icm-cct-curriculum/dual-ccts ).

E-Portfolio

The London Academy of Anaesthesia Board has agreed that it is mandatory that you use the e-Portfolio for training placements from 1 August 2012, if you are entering the following years of training:

CT1
CT2
ST3
ST4
ST5

During your ARCP at the end of your training year you will be expected to present all evidence via the e-Portfolio. Paper based workplace based assessment will not be accepted (with exception of ICM paperwork which currently remains paper based).

If you are starting your ST6 or ST7 year in August 2012, you may use the e-Portfolio but it is not currently mandatory.

If you do not have an e-Portfolio user account please contact Georgina Johnson -

If a consultant does not have an e-Portfolio Account
When you undertake a workplace based assessment during your training if you find that the consultant supervising you does not have an e-Portfolio login, please contact the School Administrator with their name and hospital so that they can be added.

If you need help with using the e-Portfolio
You can contact the RCoA e-Portfolio team via

Alan McGlennan

BLT and ILT certificates and ILPR

At the ARCPs I rejected a lot of certificates which were presented for my signature because they were incomplete.
The whole certificate MUST be completed by either a College Tutor or ES, not just the front page. All sections must be countersigned by one of these trainers to confirm that, for each of the modules, the evidence has been seen to satisfy completion of the module.
If an ST4 trainee is on the 2010 Curriculum and has either Cardiac or Neuro to carry over into ST5 they need an Intermediate Level Progress Report.
So apologies for being pedantic, but I will not sign certificates if they are not fully completed.
College Tutor at the trainees’ current placement can do this, even if some modules were done elsewhere.
It is a bit of work checking that everything has been completed, but if other ESs have done their bit by accurately filling out the ES report required for the ARCPs, then it should not be too much trouble to get the details about when modules were completed.
E-portfolio for all next year!

Regina Milaszkiewicz, Regional Adviser.

E-Portfolio

Dear Trainee

At the recent ARCPs we tried to run a separate panel for e-portfolio candidates.

It was not overly successful.

Discussing the issues with the trainees I have found

· Little buy in from non Core Trainees

· Inconsistency throughout trusts regarding the amount of consultants who have registered

· A reliance on paper portfolios

From August 2012 we expect all trainees to use e-portfolio and future ARCP events will be conducted with this.  Hence, we would like all WPBAs, etc to be performed via the e-portfolio system from now on.

For those not registered this must be rectified as soon as possible.  Contact Georgina, the School Administrator () with your email, College number and GMC reference number.

College Tutors have been alerted to this and instructed to ensure all Consultants are registered with the e-portfolio system.

At the last ARCP there were >75% outcome 1s.  In the future we will know who these are and may either not call them to be seen or spend the time planning rotations or offering advice.

Regards

Dr Alan McGlennan


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