Courses & Study Days

Induction Days

It is mandatory for all trainees to attend the relevant Welsh School Induction Day. The next induction day will be for all trainees commencing CT1 and ST3 training programmes in August 2017 and will be held in the Birchwood House, University Hall on Monday 11th September 2017

Exam Teaching

Primary FRCA
North Wales: a regular regional teaching programme is in place, please contact the College Tutors at Betsi Cadwaladr UHB for further information.

South Wales: a regular regional teaching programme is in place. Please contact Paulo.Antoniazzi@wales.nhs.uk for the latest SWABS dates

Final FRCA
North Wales: a regular regional teaching programme is in place, please contact the College Tutors at Betsi Cadwaladr UHB for further information.

South Wales: regular regional teaching occurs in Newport, Swansea and Cardiff. We would like to see a flexible approach to where & when you attend to receive maximum benefit from the teaching available across South Wales. Please contact relevant Lead Consultants for Final FRCA in each hospital if you would like to attend:

See also information for the Final FRCA intensive viva course below.

Post Fellowship Teaching

A programme of post-fellowship teaching days are arranged, approximately 6 times per year. The Welsh School strongly encourages trainees to contribute to the organisation of at least one teaching day during their higher training. An interesting and varied programme of topics aims to prepare trainees for their consultant careers. The post fellowship teaching days are co-ordinated at present by Dr Isra Hassan and Dr Emily Buckwell. Please contact Isra or Emily, if you have questions regarding future dates & venues, or to organise a future study day.

Trainees in North Wales may also attend the Merseyside teaching. There are plans to have video-conferencing between North & South Wales.

Pain Study Day
Pain Study Days are held on a regular basis to complement the RCoA training curriculum. Further information is available from the course organiser, Dr Shefali Kadambande, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, Cardiff

Improving Quality Together training - Silver Level
The School has formed a partnership with 1000 Lives to provide Quality Improvement Training for senior anaesthetic trainees in Wales Deanery .

Further info is available from Dr Gethin Pugh, PughGS@cardiff.ac.uk

Other Courses & Events

SWAC - Primary FRCA Anaesthetic Course
This course is held 3 times each year, just prior to the Primary SOE/OSCE sitting
For further information contact Haitem.Maghur@wales.nhs.uk

SWAC - Final FRCA Intensive Course
This course alternates between focussing on the Final written exam and the structured oral exam (SOE). It is open to all trainee anaesthetists planning to sit the Final FRCA exam.
A four day course for the written part of the exam held either annually/ biannually approximately six weeks prior to the written exam paper.
This course is structured around lectures, interactive sessions, MCQ and SAQ mock exams, with answers provided for further revision.
A one or two day course for the SOE part of the exam either annually/ biannually approximately six weeks prior to the published exam dates
Day one: Clinical Anaesthesia - Long cases and Short cases
Day Two: Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Clinical measurement
For more information or to book a place, please contact:
Dr Simon Slinn, simon.slinn@wales.nhs.uk
Dr Neeta Tailor, neeta.tailor@wales.nhs.uk
Ms Emma Knights, emma,knights@wales.nhs.uk
Tel: 01633 234165/234167

Educational Supervisors Update Day
The next ES Update Day will be held on 10th October 2017, with up-to-date information from the School, Wales Deanery and RCoA. The cost of the day is £70. Book your place
For further details contact Katie McDermott, mcdermottk@cardiff.ac.uk

Return to Clinical Anaesthesia
For further information contact: Catrin Maidment, ST7 trainee, catrinm@doctors.org.uk or Sarah.Bell3@wales.nhs.uk, Consultant Anaesthetist, Cardiff

Preparing for Consultant Selection.
A free course run by the deanery for final year trainees. The course is run several times a year.
Confirmed course dates and proposed venues for 2017/2018 are as follows:
Tuesday 12th September, Cochrane Building, University Hospital of Wales
Monday 6th November, Cochrane Building, University Hospital of Wales
Tuesday 23rd January, Cochrane Building, University Hospital of Wales
For details go to www.walesdeanery.org

Transfer Courses
All Wales Transfer Courses. For further details please contact Abigail.Taberner@wales.nhs.uk

MEPA - Medical Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia
This course is run every 3 months for trainees completing their higher/advanced paediatric anaesthesia module in Cardiff.
To book on the course contact gundyma@cf.ac.uk

Research Courses
The following programme of courses are available through the Cardiff Academic Department of Anaesthetics

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Introduction to Research
  • Clinical Innovation

For further details please contact gundyma@cf.ac.uk

Management Course
A one day Management Course in held annually at UHW. For details of the next course please contact Dr Sahir Rassam -ssrassam@doctors.org.uk or Maria Gundy - gundyma@cf.ac.uk

Meetings

Society of Anaesthetists of Wales
For further details please see www.anaesthetistswales.ac.uk

Paediatric Anaesthetic Group of Wales
For further details please see www.pagw.org.uk

South Wales Obstetric Anaesthetists' Forum
Last meeting was held on 14th June 2017
Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Bridgend
Trainee Research/QUIP/Case Report submissions are always welcome
Contact: ellie.morgan@wales.nhs.uk