Latest News & Updates

For all latest School news, please see below or follow us on twitter @welshanaesthes

Welsh Final FRCA Written Course 11th-13th July

Saturday 19th May 2018

Welsh Final FRCA Written Course 11th-13th July 2018 Birchwood House, University Hall, Cardiff 3 Day course for the Final FRCA Written exams Make the most of your last attempt before the exam structure changes! Lectures from experts in subspecialty fields included in the exam MCQ and SBA practice SAQ Practice Fully catered with lots and lots of caffeine! £150 Please contact welshfinalwritten@outlook.com for more information and bookings.

view more »


W-POMS Welsh Perioperative Medicine Meeting

Monday 16th April 2018

The Inaugural Perioperative Medicine Meeting in Wales will be held in the Cardiff Life Sciences Hub on Friday June 16th £40 consultants £20 Trainees Deadline for abstract submission is April 27th Contact Isra Hassan via welsh.poms@gmail.com for registration and further details

view more »


Pain Medicine Study Day - 1st May 2018

Monday 19th March 2018

The next Pain Medicine Study Day is scheduled for Wednesday 1st May - 2nd Floor, Cochrane Buidling, UHW The study day is applicable to ALL grades for anaesthetic trainee FP1 - ST7 & Non-training grades Attendance will count towards the sessions required to complete compulsory training at ST level in pain medicine Course Fee £30 Bookings via David.Facey@wales.nhs.uk

view more »


GMC Survey Trainee Survey

Friday 16th March 2018
CE

The GMC Trainee survey opens on 20th March 2018. Please fill in ASAP It is a requirement for revalidation/ARCP

view more »


Specialist Training ARCP checklists

Monday 5th March 2018

The ARCP checklists for 2018 have been updated on the Welsh School Website. All grades have been modified Any queries to TPD

view more »


All Wales Trainee Study Day CICV

Monday 5th March 2018

Please register ASAP for this day. Kindly run by Dr David Laquiere - one of Wales airway experts who has organised this day for trainees of all grades. It will take place in place of a Post Fellowship Study Day Post Fellowship trainees will have advanced airway objectives and skills set out to accommodate their needs. There are 2 dates to accommodate all regions: South Wales (Newport) April 30th North Wales (Wrexham) September 18th Please register as soon as possible on www.allwalesairwaygroup.co.uk Or contact Dr Nia Williams for further information on niawilliams@doctors.org.uk

view more »


BEST Trainee Awards

Thursday 1st March 2018
Sarah Harries

Congratulations to all our trainees who attended the Wales Deanery BEST Trainee awards ceremony on February 22nd as shortlisted finalists. Anaesthesia was clearly the most represented specialty amongst all the finalists, with 7 trainees out of a possible 14 finalists, and the results were....... Winners of Categories: Catrin Maindment - Education Laura McLelland - Contribution outside the training programme, plus Laura was the invited after dinner speaker and delivered an exceptional talk on her charity work supporting sex workers in Cardiff Runners-up: Alex Kennedy - Leadership Tom Kitchen - Quality improvement Gemma Phillips - Research Catrin Williams - Contribution to the training programme Bryn Ellis (ACCS Anaesthesia) - Contribution outside the training programme Well done to them all - it was a very proud evening for our speciality…

view more »


RA UK Swansea 2018

Thursday 1st March 2018

Swansea will be hosting RAUK this year May 10-11th. Workshops for all standards on the Thursday and a varied program of presentations on the Friday. find out more and sign up at RAUK 2018

view more »


Congratulations Dr Thomas Kitchen

Wednesday 31st January 2018
Caroline Evans

Congratulations to Thomas who is the winner of The Geoff Clarke Award for his recent OOP as a Welsh Clinical Leadership fellow. Thomas gave the STC an insight into his year as a fellow, admitting it has been the busiest year he has ever had! Returning to work as an anaesthetist made him realise how good anaesthetic training was when he was faced with a CICV situation shortly after his return. He has made partnerships, friendships and contacts across the world during his year out and we hope that he will use what he has learned within the Welsh School. Well done Thomas.

view more »


Primary FRCA course

Wednesday 6th December 2017

The next Primary FRCA course will be held on the 10th and 11th January 2018 at St Teilo's Church Hall, Whitchurch, Cardiff. A Two Day or Single Day Course Including: - Day I Intensive VIVA Practice and Technique Advice Day II Comprehensive OSCE Practice Faculty will Include Current Examiners from the Region Course Fee - £100.00 per day (Please make cheques payable to South Wales Anaesthetic Course) Any enquiries please contact Emma Johnson, UHW 02920743106 or email Emma.Johnson@wales.nhs.uk

view more »