North West School of Anaesthesia Teaching Programme

Primary FRCA Regional Training Programme

    Tutorials have now returned to face-to-face but the school has updated it's approach to delivering the teaching for the new curriculum. This will comprise attendance at tutorials plus completion of the online SAVEd tutorials via the e-LFH website which can be logged in the new Stage 1 and Stage 2 workbooks found here.

    Stage 1 Training

    New Starter Tutorials: The University of Bolton, Queens Campus, Farnworth
    New Starter Programme August 2023

    Primary Tutorials: Chorley Education Centre - Tuesdays (09:00-12:00)
    Primary programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom 

    Primary Tutorials: Post Graduate Centre - North Manchester General Hospital - Tuesdays (14:00-16:00)
    Primary programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom

    Stage 1 (CT1-CT2)

    1) Primary FRCA Regional Training Programme - Click on the link to show the Calendar of Primary FRCA Study Days

    2) Primary MCQ Course: Attend in House Course as advised by School

    3) Primary OSCE/SOE:  Attend in House Course as advised by School

    Other Courses that CT1 and CT2 trainees are expected to attend include:

    Critical Incident Simulation Training: 

    Royal Oldham Hospital: 8th December 2023

    Royal Preston Hospital: 18th September 2023, 11th December 2023

    Critical Care Patient Transfer Courses

    Once registered, E-Learning must be completed on

    Royal Bolton Hospital: 25th October 2023

    Blackpool Victoria Hospital: 15th September 2023, 17th November 2023

    Royal Preston Hospital: 3rd August 2023, 23rd August 2023, 15th September 2023, 12th October 2023, 9th November 2023, 30th November 2023, 7th December 2023

    Intensive Care Study Day  Wythenshawe Hospital: 27th November 2023
    Airway Study Day  Royal Lancaster Infirmary: TBC
    Medical Devices Training  Manchester Royal Infirmary: TBC
    Obstetric Study Day  Wythenshawe Hospital: 21st November 2023, 21st June 2024
     CT2 Anatomy Course  Manchester Royal Infirmary: 19th October 2023
     Regional Anaesthesia Study Day  Stepping Hill Hospital: 17th November 2023

    Stage 1 (CT3)

    General Competencies:

    Education Centre Chorley Hospital: 12th October 2023, 6th December 2023

    Need For Paeds:

    Wythenshawe Hospital:  13th June 2023

    Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA)

    Wythenshawe Hospital: TBC

    Stage 2 (Intermediate)

    Neuro SIM (email to book):

    Preston 11th January 2024 and 21st March 2024

    For Exam specific material, please see the Exam Revision Page

    2023/24 Special Dates:

    Paediatrics (RMCH unless specified) Day 1: 18th October 2023 Day 2: 29th November 2023 Day 3: 24th January 2024 Paediatric Anxiety: TBC
    Thoracic (Wythenshawe) 4th October 2023      
    Cardiac (Wythenshawe) 23rd November 2023      
    Pain 30th November 2022  22nd March 2023    
    Neuro 15th November 2023 (Preston) 6th December 2023 (1/2 day) (Salford)    

    Stage 3 (Higher)

    Preparing for Paeds 20th January 2023, 14th November 2023, 16th April 2024

    Countdown to CCT Teaching can be accessed from here.

    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.


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