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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: Sarah.Harries2@wales.nhs.uk

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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 Michael.orton@wales.nhs.uk

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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 welshfinalwritten@outlook.com 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: catrinm@doctors.org.uk Severn Deanery Held in Southmead Hospital, Bristol Next course: 17th January 2020 Contact: sarahmortimer@doctors.org.uk

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Anaesthetics & ICM Silver IQT Workshops

Thursday 18th July 2019

Anaesthetics & ICM Silver IQT Workshop Friday 18th October & Friday 15th November 2019 Both workshops will be held at: HEIW, Ty Dysgu, Cefn Coed, Cardiff CF15 7QQ Health Education and Improvement Wales working in partnership with 1000 Lives Improvement have developed a unique QI Training programme for both doctors in training and trainers, to provide high quality training in the principles of QI and access to QI training resources to support innovation and excellence in healthcare. This two-day programme includes: High quality QI training through the use of interactive workshops on the methodology and framework that underpins Quality Improvement. x Access to training resources and educational support for the development of…

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Anaesthesia Study days & Course dates from September 2019

Monday 15th July 2019

Post Fellowship Study Days Paeds for higher training - Monday 16th September, Cardiff. Organiser: Caroline EvansFrailty - Tuesday 15th October, Life Sciences Hub. Organisers: Nia Williams and Tom SheppardPerioperative Medicine - 8th or 11th November. Organisers: Paul Carter and Charlotte OliverQI with Gethin Pugh - Friday 29th November, Life Sciences Hub - places limited to 16. Organisers Caroline Evans and Steph WallisTrauma in December - confirmation and date awaited. Organisers: Elana Owen and Rowenna Morris-ClarkeManagement and Leadership planned for next Feb - Organisers: Alex Morgan and Penny Colter Exam Courses Final FRCA Viva Course. Monday 25th November at HEIW - Course Organiser: Dr Simon Slinn.Final FRCA 3 day written course - 4-6th December 2019 & 10-12th June 2020 at the Life…

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FICM Training Dates from September 2019

Monday 15th July 2019

The following training and study days have been confirmed for all FICM trainees: Induction Day 10th Sept - WIMAT centre - all FICM trainees invited. WITS - 11th Sept - see website for details and programme. FICM OSCE/VIVA course - 26th Sept - Morriston Hospital. ICM study day - 5th Dec, Royal Glamorgan Hospital - Mass Casualties/Bioterrorism. For further information - please contact the Training Programme Director, Bethan.Gibson@wales.nhs.uk

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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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Welsh Regional Anaesthesia Group(WRAGS)

Thursday 30th May 2019

WRAGS are having their next meeting Tuesday 4th of June, starting 7pm near Swansea. Looking at complications of RA with guest plastic surgeon speaker talking about how to manage these cases. Please see flyer for further details, All welcome.

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