North West School of Anaesthesia

Teaching Programme

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 and social distancing area creating, the north west deanery are endeavouring to maintain opportunities for learning for all trainees. This page will be updated with any new developments regarding venues and their capacities for face to face learning and we will aim to provide links to any virtual sessions once they have been set up. 

Please note Until further notice, all tutorials will be virtual until at the earliest December. Links will continue to be added over the coming days to join the virtual sessions.

Please follow these rules of engagement when accessing Zoom tutorials:

1) Please join the session a few minutes before the session starts. The only attendees who will be able to attend late are those who have been unable to join due to travelling from hospital following an on-call shift.
2) Choose to connect by audio and then allow to share video. Attendees who do not share video will be asked to turn the camera on, and if not done, may be excluded from the session.
3) Once the presentation starts, could you please mute your microphone to minimise background noise. When asked questions, please unmute to answer.
4) Use the chat function if needed to ask questions during the presentation. If there is a problem with audio or the visuals, please unmute to ask the presenter to rectify it.

North School

Monday PM - Face to Face New starter tutorials at Wigan -  New Starter programme - Virtual Link pending
Tuesday AM - Primary Tutorials at Chorley - Primary programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom 
Wednesdays - Face to Face Final tutorials at Chorley/Preston - Final programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom

South School

Monday PM - Face to Face New Starter Tutorials at Wythenshawe - New Starter programme - 
Tuesday PM - Primary tutorials at North Manchester (Crumpsall) - Primary programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom
Wednesdays - Face to Face Final tutorials at Wythenshawe - Final programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom

*NB To maintain social distancing ST3s should attend in person. ST4/5 to attend via zoom in first instance but may attend in person if they wish. 

Special Wednesdays (Final)

Please note dates can be subject to change: Please email Janet Coulson ( for availability.

Cycle 1

Paediatrics (RMCH unless specified) Day 1: 09/09/20 Day 2: 14/10/20 Day 3: 11/11/20

Day 4: 20/01/21 - Wythenshawe SIM Centre

Thoracic 16/09/20      
Cardiac 23/09/20      
Pain 28/11/20      
Neuro Preston/Salford 18/11/20 (Preston) 09/12/20 (Salford)    

Cycle 2

Paediatrics (RMCH unless specified) Day 1: 10/02/21 Day 2: 17/03/21 Day 3: 20/04/21 Day 4: 09/06/21 - Wythenshawe SIM Centre
Thoracic 24/02/21      
Cardiac 03/03/21      
Pain 10/03/21      
Neuro Preston/Salford 19/05/21 (Preston) 21/04/21 (Salford)    

Regional Training


Primary FRCA Regional Training Programme

Primary MCQ Course: 21st - 23rd October 2020

Primary Obstetric Study Day - 27th November 2020 - Face to Face (Max 16 trainees)


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