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SWAC Primary FRCA Anaesthetic Course 28th October 2022

Thursday 18th August 2022

In line with the Primary FRCA SOE and OSCE exam returning to face to face format, the SWAC course will also be returning to a face to face format in September 2022. The next course will be held 28th October 2022 at The Grange University Hospital. If you wish to attend this course then please complete the booking form via this link. For further information please contact the course organisers at swac@doctors.net.uk.

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Final FRCA SWAC course

Tuesday 16th August 2022

An intensive day of Final Viva practice - It is open to all trainee anaesthetists planning to sit the Final FRCA exam. The next course will be run "face to face" on Thursday 24th November 2022 at University Hospital Llandough Education Centre. For more information and book a place please contact Dr Simon Slinn, simon.slinn@wales.nhs.uk. Places are limited, so book your place ASAP!

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AWABS 22-23 Timetable

Tuesday 16th August 2022

Please find attached the AWABS 2022-2023 timetable. The first AWABS teaching day will take place at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend on Tuesday 20th September.

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Bookings LIVE for ES Update - October 14th

Tuesday 16th August 2022

The next ES Update day for all College and Faculty Tutors, and all Educational Supervisors and Named Clinical Supervisors will be held on Thursday 13th October 2022 at The Angel Hotel, Cardiff, followed by a drinks reception. The meeting will be twinned with the Society of Anaesthetists in Wales Autumn Scientific meeting, which will be held on Friday 14th October 2022, so come and join the HEIW and SAW team and enjoy two days of top quality CPD, important educational updates and catching up with colleagues from across Wales. ES update programme will include: School & RCoA Updates Lessons from 2022 ARCPs How to maximise success in National Recruitment FICM training Innovation in Ultra-sound Regional Anaesthesia training Understanding Neurodiversity Professional Support for…

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Educational Development Time - School principles

Tuesday 15th March 2022

Educational Development Time In order to support trainees achieving the GPC domain capabilities, the RCoA have produced guidance on the provision of specific time in the working week i.e. Educational Development Time (EDT) for developing and assessing skills to support learning and assessment in professional practice. The RCoA has a suggested time required for each stage of training, recommending trainees in anaesthetic posts in Stages 1 and 2 of the curriculum on both Core Anaesthetic Training and ACCS pathways should be allocated up to 2 hours of EDT per week. Those in Stage 3 should be allocated up to 4 hours per week, reflecting the requirement for greater involvement in some of these areas in the later stages of the training…

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Documents to support Stage 1 Equivalence

Wednesday 14th July 2021

See attached documents for CT3 and ST3 trainees attempting to evidence Stage 1 Equivalence.

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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. The 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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