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 that until further notice, all tutorials will be virtual and tutorial dates in the North and South schools may not always synchronise with each other. 

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

New Starter Tutorials: New Starter programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom
Primary Tutorials: Primary programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom 
Final Tutorials: Final programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom

South School

New Starter Tutorials: New Starter programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom
Primary Tutorials: Primary programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom
Final Tutorials: Final programme - Join Tutorial Via Zoom

Final FRCA Special Dates

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

2021 Dates:

Paediatrics (RMCH unless specified) Day 1: 10/02/21 Day 2: 17/03/21 Day 3: 28/04/21 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: 9th, 10th and 11th of August 2021 (Provisional) & 18th, 19th, 20th October (provisional)

Primary VIVA/SOE days: 27th and 28th of April 2021

Primary Obstetric Study Day: 9th July 2021, 3rd December 2021, 24th June 2022, 25th November 2022

Anatomy Course: 7th October 2021


Final FRCA VIVA Course: 29th January & 11th February 2021


Simulation - Date TBC
Countdown to CCT
Human Factors - Date TBC