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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***This is a reminder for all past and present e-Portfolio users***

The last batch of anaesthetists in training will move over to the Lifelong Learning platform this August 2019. We advise all anaesthetists in training to download their e-Portfolio onto a few different devices, as the Training e-Portfolio will be decommissioned at the end of August 2019. If you have used the e-portfolio as a previous anaesthetist in training, please also ensure you download an offline version of your e-Portfolio record from the ‘view portfolio’ section. The College will not hold a copy of the e-Portfolio and will be unable to retrieve entries after the above date. You can find a step by step guide on how to download your portfolio via this link <>

Kind regards,

Lifelong Learning team

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!

Ready, Steady, Gas! A Human Factors Course – 2 May 2019 – New Cross SIM Ward

Our Professional Development Course (Ready, Steady, Gas! A Human Factors Course) is now open to all Trainees
(not just Post Fellowship) in the West Midlands Schools of Anaesthesia.

Places are limited to 16 and we only have a few left. The venue is SIM Ward at New Cross Hospital, WV10 0QP.

Please contact Ann or Amy at to book your place.

The fee is £60 which includes lunch and refreshments.

Final VIVA Practice 6/12 June 2019 at Royal Stoke

If you would like to attend Final VIVA Practice at Royal Stoke on 6 and / or 12 June 2019 please complete and return the attached Final Teaching Registration Form.

The cost is £25 per date, for a full day of VIVA Practice with lunch and refreshments.

The venue is Anaesthetic Academic Unit Training Room, Ground Floor, Trent Building, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6QG

PeriopMan 2019

PeriopMan 2019, the annual international conference will be held on:

Friday 4th October 2019 at Manchester Conference Centre

90% of the places have now been taken for the event and there are only a small number of places remaining.

At the PeriopMan annual conference you are assured of interesting talks from both national and international experts throughout the day alongside a number of stimulating afternoon workshops. Please see the attached programme for a comprehensive guide to this year’s content.

If you would like to secure one of the final places do please register as soon as possible as they expect the remaining places to go quickly.

Coventry Airway Lab: advanced airway skills workshops-free registration

Coventry Airway Lab offers a series of difficult airway workshops, open to all grades of anaesthetists (trainees, consultants and NCCGs in anaesthesia). These sessions are free to attend (no registration fee). They are approved for 3.5 CPD credits from RCOA. To book place please click the following link:
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