Latest News & Updates

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COVID-19

Friday 27th March 2020

The latest updates from HEIW including direct communication to Trainee FAQs and guidance on the impact on training through changes in Recruitment, ARCPs, returning from OOP, LTFT trainees and return from maternity leave can be found on this link: Click here Please check back regularly for updates Wellbeing resources to support all staff can be accessed on the following links: Courtesy of Dr Mark Stacey, Consultant Anaesthetist, Cardiff & Vale UHB via Resources Courtesy of Dr Julie Highfield, Clinical Psychologist, Critical Care Unit, Cardiff and Vale UHB via ICS Wellbeing Message from the Head of School & Regional Adviser for Intensive Care in Wales: At this incredibly challenging time, we want to sincerely thank every anaesthetist who has stepped in to provide support of critical care…

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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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Geoff Clark OOP Award 2019

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Dr Will Packer receiving The Annual Geoff Clark Out-of-Programme Award 2019 from Dr Sarah Harries, Head of School, following his presentation on his Out of Programme Training in Zambia. Congratulations to Will on this achievement. We wish him the best of luck in his new Consultant role in Norway!

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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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