Exam Revision

During the coronavirus pandemic the way trainees are being examined has changed significantly. Whilst the North West is eager to continue as much face to face learning as possible, below is the list of resources available to trainees due to sit their primary and final FRCA examinations:

Virtual Viva Club

You are invited to join the NW Virtual VIVA Club: a revision resource that runs during the 6 week period prior to the Primary & Final SOE. Read this presentation or watch this video to find out more. Please then sign up to the appropriate session(s) using the Google Drive Links below:
Primary Viva Match Spreadsheet
Final VIVA Match Spreadsheet
Sign up for Sunday Sessions
 Sign up for Sunday Sessions (pending)

VIVA Club requirements:

  • You are a NW Anaesthetic trainee (Manchester / Mersey) and have a Zoom account. 
  • Examiners are Consultants & post fellowship registrars with a Zoom account. 
Trainee instructions can be found here & Examiner instructions here.

Primary FRCA Exam Courses

Please email Elena Wheeler (Elena.Wheeler@mft.nhs.uk>) for availability.

Primary SBA Course:  12th October 2023 and 25th January 2024 on Zoom.

Primary VIVA/SOE days: 17th & 18th October 2023 and 9th & 10th of January 2024 (hosted at Queen's Campus - Bolton)

Final FRCA Exam Courses

Please email the North West Final VIVA Team (nw.final.frca.viva@gmail.com) for availability.

Final FRCA written eCRQ course - contact Deeps Majumdar and Helen Kennedy (nw.final.frca.written.@gmail.com)

Final FRCA Practice Course - contact Daragh Lehane and Jennifer Hannigan (nw.final.frca.course@gmail.com) - Dates and Registration

Manchester Final FRCA Course

Programmes and Registration Information: Cycle 1 (September 2023 - January 2024) and Cycle 2 (March 2024 - June 2024) 

Registration Forms: Cycle 1 (September 2023 - January 2024), Cycle 2 (March 2024 - June 2024)

Exam Guides 

See Dr Phillippa Shorrock, Dr Nadeem Jamal and Dr Peter Outlaw's Guide to Sitting the Primary FRCA Exams here

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