Latest News & Updates

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Return to Anaesthesia Course - Thursday 26th September

Wednesday 5th June 2024

The next Return to Anaesthesia course will run in UHW on Thursday 26th September. This is a one day course designed to provide workshops and simulation scenarios relevant to work in anaesthetics. It is suitable for those who have taken time out of clinical work for any reason and are planning their return to practice. Please contact Dr Gemma Phillips Gemma.Phillips3@wales.nhs.uk for further information or to book a place.

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Oswestry Regional Anaesthesia Course Thursday 10th October 2024

Tuesday 28th May 2024

Oswestry Regional Anaesthesia Course The School would like to promote a regional anaesthesia course which will be delivered by this specialist centre in October 2024 for all Stages of training. The centre is keen to showcase to all Wales trainees the opportunities available in regional anaesthesia with the potential to discuss with trainers Special Interest areas in orthopaedics and regional anaesthesia. Course Flyer Course Programme

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Primary SWAC Thursday 24th October 2024 - Booking and Call for Examiners

Tuesday 28th May 2024

The next Primary SWAC course will run on Thursday 24th October 2024 at the Royal Gwent Hospital. Please see further details in Primary Courses and Study Days and booking link here SWAC Booking If you are a trainer or a Stage 2/3 trainee who would be interested in being faculty for this course - please contact Christopher.Whitfield@wales.nhs.uk for further information.

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New guidance for Pain Medicine

Tuesday 21st May 2024
L Emmett

Please find attached an excellent guidance document for Pain Medicine at each stage of training created by Dr Sonia Pierce. Pain Medicine Guidance

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AWAG Conference 2024

Wednesday 8th May 2024
L Emmett

The All Wales Airway Group 2024 Annual Conference is now available for booking! Friday 4th October at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff. Use the QR code on the attached poster for further information and booking details!

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North Wales Stage 1 Professionalism Day - Wednesday 19th June 2024

Thursday 25th April 2024

The inaugural North Wales Stage 1 Professionalism Day will take place on Wednesday 19th June at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Further details and booking information are available via this link: NW Stage 1 Professionalism Day

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North Wales Final Viva Course - Weds 5th June

Thursday 25th April 2024

The North Wales Final Viva course will take place on Weds 5th June 2024 at Ysbyty Glan Clywd. Please contact Dr Nia Williams Nia.Williams2@wales.nhs.uk for further information and to book.

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Pain Medicine Study Day - Friday 31st May 2024

Wednesday 27th March 2024
LE

Please find a link to further information and booking for the Pain Medicine Study Day to be held in the Medical Education Centre at Llandough on Friday 31st May 2024. Pain Study Day

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Return To Training and Peer Mentoring

Monday 25th March 2024

We have a new Return to Training page on the website, including details on the RTT peer mentoring scheme RTT Peer mentoring. You will also find paperwork, RTT leads for each Health Board and further resources.

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Sustaining a Career in Anaesthesia / Intensive Care Medicine - Programme

Thursday 14th March 2024
L Emmett

We are very excited to publish the programme for the Sustaining a Career in Anaesthesia / Intensive Care Medicine study day next Weds 20th March in Sophia Gardens. Please contact Amrit.Dhadda@wales.nhs.uk with any queries. Sustaining a Career in Anaesthesia/ICM Programme

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Stage 2 Regional Anaesthesia Study Day

Wednesday 14th February 2024

This is a simulation and workshop-based course which aims to help trainees achieve many of the Regional Anaesthesia (RA) curriculum requirements for Stage 2. There will be a mixture of modalities including UGRA (Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia) elements, workshops and simulation-based education. What to expect: Pre-course reading materials and questionnaire Workshops surrounding communication, anticoagulation and consent in regional anaesthesia Simulation scenarios with candidates demonstrating sonoanatomy and conduct of UGRA as well as management of emergencies in RA Debrief and feedback sessions. This is a free course for ST4 and ST5 anaesthetic trainees undergoing Stage 2 training. Date - 17th April 2024 Location - Routledge Education Centre, University Hospital Llandough To book please click on the eventbrite link below, there are limited places. Stage 2 RA Day booking

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Guidance on additional work undertaken whilst working in a postgraduate training programme

Monday 12th February 2024
E Duff

COPMED have published guidance detailing the considerations for trainees wishing to undertake additional work/locums whilst in a postgraduate training programme. The guidance refers to both full time and LTFT trainees and is also a useful reference for trainers in educational supervisor roles and in managing rota queries. Educational supervisors should be encouraged to discuss with the trainee any additional activity as part of their ongoing review of training progression and curriculum requirements prior to ARCP review. COPMED Additional Work Guidance

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NEW : Critical Care Transfer Training study days 2024

Monday 15th January 2024
Dr E Duff

There are a selection of Transfer training study days available to any interested trainees in the coming 12 months. These are valuable opportunities to achieve the curriculum requirements. Wrexham : April 24th and November 6th 2024. Contact Joanne Richards Joanne.richards2@wales.nhs.uk ABUHB : March 22nd, June 21st, October 15th, December 10th. Contact Sian Pritchard sian.pritchard6@wales.nhs.uk

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New WSoA Maternity/Paternity/Shared Parental Leave Guidance

Monday 15th January 2024
Dr J Myo, Dr J Loughran

The new Maternity/Paternity/Shared Parental Leave guidance booklet can be accessed by clicking this link. The new and detailed guidance booklet should provide everything you need in planning your maternity, paternity or shared parental leave. This resource covers many important aspects including who to notify, how to plan your accrued annual leave, how to plan your return to work, pay and keeping in touch days. There are links to all the useful pages included and everything is accessible in one concise booklet. A useful checklist of jobs is included to ensure everything is in place to support your leave.

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