Latest News & Updates

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WAFT Hot Topics - 13th/14th February 2024

Thursday 23rd November 2023

SAVE THE DATE! The next WAFT Hot Topics day will run 13th/14th Feb 2024 at HEIW, Nantgarw with a MS Teams link available for those who cannot attend in person. Booking details below. WAFT Hot Topics.

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Return to Clinical Anaesthesia - Thursday 8th Feb 2024 at UHW

Thursday 5th October 2023

We are pleased to announce that Dr Gemma Phillips and Dr Jade Loughran will be running the next Return to Anaesthesia course on Thursday 8th February 2024 at the University Hospital of Wales! This workshop and sim-based course is suitable for those who have had time out of Clinical Anaesthesia for any reason and are planning their return to practice. For further information and to book, please contact

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The Welsh School of Anaesthesia Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Fellowship August 24

Friday 29th September 2023

Applications have now opened for one fellowship post from August 2024. The 12 month post is made up of 6 months OOPT based in UHW (with EMRTS) and then 6 months of OOPE working solely with EMRTS. All Speciality trainees have been sent the detailed job description and application form via HEIW. The detailed job description can also be viewed via this link. All applications must be submitted by midnight on October 29th 2023. For any further queries please contact Dr Matt Creed, deputy TPD PHEM, Trauma lead Cardiff and Vale Health Board.

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The Geoff Clark award 2024 - Dr Kat Shelley

Wednesday 27th September 2023

The School is pleased to announce that the Geoff Clark award for 2023-2024 has been awarded to Dr Kat Shelley. Kat joined the school as ST3 in 2015 achieving many of the requirements of both he 2010 and 2021 curriculum. During her time out of programme, Kat has always remained engaged and in regular communication with the School. Her contributions to the non-clinical aspects, whilst shielding as both a doctor and a patient, has been recognised nationally. She was awarded the AAGBI trainee Well-being Initiative award in 2021 for her work on "KeepWellNHS". Kat is a talented photographer and via her website, and local exhibitions, she continues to raise funds for Velindre Hospital making a difference to the patient experience at…

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PFSD Change of date - 'Preparation for Consultant Life' is now being held on 14th December 2023

Monday 18th September 2023

There has been a change of date for the PFSD 'Preparation for Consultant Life' and this will now be held on 14th December 2023. Book via Eventbrite - Further info via

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PFSD - Perioperative Medicine, Friday 26th Jan 2024 at Morriston Hospital

Friday 8th September 2023

The first Post Fellowship Study Day of the New Year will be held in Morriston Hospital on 26th January 2024 about all things Perioperative Medicine. There will also likely be a virtual option. Please book using the Eventbrite link below. Queries to

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National report release - August 2023

Monday 7th August 2023

National reports on Recruitment & CT3 Equivalent Training The RCoA have released and commented on two national report and surveys in recent weeks. Any impacted trainees and trainers are referred to the content of each. Anaesthetics Recruitment for Feb 2022: Significant Incident Report - this report has now been published in full on the ANRO website ANRO Updates & News Please read if you were affected and any enquiries should be directed to CT3 equivalent post survey Report The RCoA President has issued a statement on the impact of Curriculum transition on this group of trainees.

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Stage 1 Regional Anaesthesia Training Days

Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Stage 1 Regional Anaesthesia Training Days The UGRA (Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia) course aims to help trainees achieve the Regional Anaesthesia curriculum requirements for Stage 1. What to expect: • Pre-course learning resources and quiz • Focus on establishing skills for UGRA- getting the right picture, seeing your needle • Lots of hands-on practice with scanning and needling • Experience using augmented reality and Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistance (NeedleTrainer, and ScanNav Anatomy Peripheral Nerve Block; Intelligent Ultrasound) • Personalised feedback from facilitators throughout • DOPS for Fascia Iliaca block The course is free for CT1s (Anaesthetics) who have completed their IAC and who have done 6 months of anaesthetics. It is held at The Education Centre, The Grange University Hospital. The number of attendees for each day limited to 6 in order to…

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Stage 1 Professional "Sim" Day 12th January 2024

Monday 24th April 2023

The next stage 1 professionalism sim day, will be held on Friday 12th January 2024 at the Grange University Hospital Eersucation centre. Please sign up via the following Eventbrite link.

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New Completing Training Webpage

Monday 20th March 2023

A new Completing Training webpage has been created to assist trainees in the final stages of their training. The page covers the following key topics relevant to trainees approaching the final 6 months of their training: CCT dateGrace periodResignationCCT notification form

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New ES School Trainer Day

Monday 24th October 2022

New Educational Supervisors Training Day The next new educational supervisors training day will be held on 15th November at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. This will be delivered as a hybrid event but face to face attendance is encouraged. Please email Dr Simon Ford ( to book a place.

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HEIW Generic Curriculum course dates

Monday 12th September 2022

Please find all the latest dates and booking information for the HEIW generic curriculum courses on this link All courses are currently free to attend and the majority are run in a virtual format.

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