Professional Development Course 2019 dates now booking

We are taking bookings for the Professional Development Course 2019 – open to all Post Fellowship Anaesthetic Trainees in the West Midlands.

All dates are currently available but please book your place for the February date asap:

12 February 2019 – Applying for a Consultant Post

Venue:  Stafford Postgraduate Medical Centre

2019 Programme – Professional Development Course

Application Form – Professional Development Course 2019


Transfer Training Sessions have been arranged as follows, with an additional date added for Intermediate Level Transfer Training on the 24th June 2019:

Basic Level Transfer Training 2019

Venue:  Clinical Education Centre, UHNM (18 places available on each date)

Thursday 04 April 2019 – for Core Trainee Level

Wednesday 22 May 2019 – for Core Trainee Level

APPLICATION FORM – Basic Level Transfer Training 2019


Intermediate Level Transfer Training 2019 

Monday 10th June 2019 – (Clinical Education Centre, UHNM – 18 places available)

Monday 24th June 2019 – (Stafford PGMC, SIM Suite – 6 places available)

APPLICATION FORM – Intermediate Level Transfer Training 2019

Limited places booked on a first come first served basis, please submit your application form without delay.



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Leadership in Global Health Seminar – 30 April 2019 – RCOA, London

“Global Health is becoming an area of increasing focus with innovative and dynamic projects, programme’s and publications developing to support this. Good leadership is key to the success of these ventures. At this seminar we will hear from inspirational people who have been leading their own individual way within global health and learn from their experiences. The World Anaesthesia Society annual AGM will also be held at the close of the meeting and all members and non-members are welcome to join”

Booking is now open:

Speakers include:

Dr Rowan Burnstein (Cambridge-Yangon trauma intervention project)

Maria Burke (Global Partnerships Manager, RCOA)

Dr Umar Ahmed (global health physician, anaesthetist, researcher and co-founder of Abtrace)

Dr Sonia Akrimi (Inspire through clinical teaching course director, grant recipient)

Professor Justine Davies (Global Health Academic, physician, Editor in Chief of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology)

The day will be a fantastic opportunity to listen to great speakers as well as network with like minded colleagues. 

Hope to see you there!

Changes to Period of grace following EXIT ARCP

As of August 2019 the usual practice of receiving an automatic 6 months Period of Grace following a trainee’s CCT will cease.

In future all trainees wishing to take up the 6 months period of grace following their CCT date will have to give HEE 12 weeks notice to agree employment terms with the Trust in question.

A trainee will also then need to give 3 months notice when they wish to leave before the end of the Period of Grace contract.

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