Latest News & Updates

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New Pain Medicine e-learning

Thursday 10th September 2020

We recognise that the availability of pain medicine training has been significantly impacted by COVID. A new innovative and interactive pain medicine training programme has been released for Intermediate Trainees, followed exceptional developmental work by Dr Kate Wainwright, Dr Richard Wassall and Dr Sonia Pierce. Two scenarios are currently available to work through via Welsh Pain Medicine either with your Faculty Tutor for Pain Medicine or independently. A certificate can be downloaded once the scenario is completed, to then upload to your LLP. Your feedback on the scenarios is also welcome.

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Specialist TPD handover

Tuesday 4th August 2020

After 7 years as a Training Programme Director for Anaesthesia, initially as Core TPD and for the last 4 years as ST TPD, Dr Caroline Evans will hand over the reins of ST TPD to Dr Libby Duff from September 1st. Caroline has always demonstrated exceptional ability and commitment, and the School and every trainee in Wales should be hugely grateful for everything she has done to support and drive forward their training - always fair, always kind, always available - the time and thought she has given every trainee and their circumstances has been quite incredible. We are all delighted that she will continue in her role as Deputy Head of School, supporting the transition to the new 2021 curriculum and…

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HoSS Update Aug 2020

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Message from the Head of Specialty School for Anaesthesia & ICM As August is now upon us and we mark the end of a training year for many trainees, I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has done their utmost to deliver the best possible patient care during the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the same time deliver high quality training in anaesthesia and ICM in Wales. It was clear from the Summer ARCPs, that training opportunities may have been different, however they were very much present and trainees have benefitted from the variety of opportunities on offer, particularly within the non-clinical domains of their training. Thank you all for taking the time to prepare…

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Teaching opportunities

Saturday 1st August 2020

ALL FACE-FACE TEACHING CONTINUES TO BE SUSPENDED OVER THE COVID PANDEMIC, HOWEVER............ Over the last few months we have successfully re-established teaching in a number of different virtual formats within the School. To assist this, Eduroam for wifi access has now been enabled in Swansea Bay UHB & POWH, and Microsoft Teams is now available to all trainees via your Health Board. Please visit the elearning page for all new online teaching resources, including a narrated series of tutorials for novice obstetric anaesthetic trainees to assist with the IAOC, paediatric specialist training lectures and cardiac anaesthesia e-learning modules. FRCA Exam teaching is now taking place weekly in a number of sites via MS Teams or Zoom - details of contacts are available on…

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Geoff Clark Award Winner 2020

Friday 17th January 2020

A huge congratulations to Dr Matt Creed, who has won this year's Geoff Clark "out of program" award for his fascinating experience in pre-hospital emergency medicine. Matt delivered a brilliant presentation to the STC today and was presented with the award by Dr Sarah Harries (HoS) and Dr Caroline Evans (deputy HoS).

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Updated WSA Guidance for ACCS Anaesthetics & RCoA LLP 2020

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Following the recent Anaesthetics & ACCS STC meetings, please see below the updated Welsh School Guidance for the use of the RCoA Lifelong Learning Platform (LLP) for ACCS Anaesthetics. Also included on this page: a Summary Table for the different components of ACCS training and how these map against the elements of the LLP, as well as an updated Appendix 2.

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Lifelong Learning Platform Help

Thursday 30th May 2019

The old e-portfolio system will be shut down and deleted in August 2019. It is imperative that anyone who has a training record on this system downloads it to several safe places. Many people will have to move across a part of their training record to the new Lifelong Learning Platform. Please review this presentation on how to transfer information and how to set up an ESSR for ARCPs. Further advice can be found on the Royal College of Anaesthetists Website in the form of webinars. If you have any difficulties please try your local LLP lead, the college website or email Simon.ford@wales.nhs.uk for assistance.

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Educational Supervisor Meetings on LLP

Monday 13th August 2018

It's Educational Supervisor meeting time and regardless of Lifelong Learning Platform or e-portfolio the school will still be using the educational supervisor meeting paperwork, which can be found here: Core, Intermediate and Higher. Please fill out and then upload under Activities/Educational Supervisor meetings.

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Lifelong Learning Platform

Thursday 28th June 2018

The Lifelong Learning Platform will be replacing the e-portfolio system starting in August 2018 and be completed by August 2019. Trainees will be emailed their changeover date and how to port their training record. The new system is now available to view via College webinars. Questions should be directed to Simon Ford Simon.ford@wales.nhs.uk. Each hospital in Wales has a local lead for the LLP who will be able to provide local support and guidance.

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