Latest News & Updates

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Final SOE

Saturday 25th January 2020

The Welsh Final FRCA SOE Course will be running on Monday 8th June at Llandough Education Centre 08:00 - 17:00. Please contact Dr Simon Slinn Consultant Anaesthetist UHW to confirm a place

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Return to work courses

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Availability of 2 return to work courses free to Welsh Trainees April 29th Llandough Education Centre - Course lead Dr Catrin Maidment - July 10th Bristol - Course lead Sarah Mortimer Please contact the relevant course lead if you wish to attend

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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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Pain Medicine Study Day 18/02/2020

Friday 6th December 2019

The next pain medicine study day is on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at Llandough Hospital and will be free to attend. Attendance will count towards the sessions required to complete compulsory training at ST level in pain medicine. To apply, or for further information, please contact: David Facey, Clinical Skills Technician, Department of Medical Education, University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Llandough Tel: 02920 716341 Email:

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All Wales CT1 Simulation Course 10/01/2020

Monday 25th November 2019

The first All Wales CT1 Simulation Day is taking place on Friday 10th January in the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff. This is going to be a fantastic day full of simulation and interactive group work sessions focussing on difficult out of theatre and on-call scenarios that you will be facing when you are on-call, particularly out of hours when you may often be the first person called to these situations. This event is being run following feedback from previous cohorts wanting a scenario based simulation event in Core Training run by the Welsh School. The event is run for all Core and ACCS CT1 trainees in Anaesthesia North and South Wales, and will take place on 10th January 2020 in the…

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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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New School Lead roles

Tuesday 29th October 2019

We are looking to appoint 4 new Lead roles to support School work Professional Support Unit Lead Education & Innovation Lead ACCS for Anaesthesia Lead Deputy Training Programme Director - South Wales The job descriptions for each role are available to view below. Anyone who is interested in becoming more involved with the work within the School of Anaesthesia, please contact Sarah Harries, Head of School to discuss by Monday November 18th. Email contact:

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Cardiff Q 27th April 2020

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Cardiff Q is a full day Primary MCQ course designed to test your baseline knowledge and kick-start your revision. The next Cardiff Q course will be run on Monday 27th April 2020 at Ty Dysgu, Nantgarw CF15 7QQ. The course fee of £40.00 includes coffee and lunch. To secure a place, please contact

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Final FRCA Written Primer Course - December 2019

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Final FRCA Written Primer Course Prime your revision...3 days of lectures, exam technique and practice. 4-6th December 2019 Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay There is a £30.00 charge for the course, inclusive of 'caffeine and carbohydrates'. Please email for further details / to sign up.

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Return to Work Courses

Monday 16th September 2019

Return to Work courses are run in both the Wales Deanery and Severn Deanery. Wales Deanery Held in UHW, Cardiff Next course: Spring / Summer 2020, date TBA Contact: Severn Deanery Held in Southmead Hospital, Bristol Next course: 17th January 2020 Contact:

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