***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 <>

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Lifelong Learning team


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How To Supervise And Support International Doctors – Free Study Day – 4 Dec 2019 – Manchester

GMC recommended UK-wide mechanism to deliver ‘improving support for doctors new to the UK or the NHS’ after finding that the  ‘Disproportionate referrals of black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors to fitness to practise processes could be driven by poor induction and support and poor feedback by managers’. 

To enhance the knowledge and skills of Consultant Supervisors, experienced SAS, Senior trainees and LEDs to supervise and support International Doctors; we have organised ‘How to Supervise & Support International Doctors: A FREE Study Day‘ on 4th December 2019 in Manchester. In this study day; experienced doctors & educators involved with International doctors will share their experiences about recruitment, cultural awareness, induction, support, managing, training and development of International doctors/LEDs.

It is on 4th December 2019 at Anaesthetic Department, 5th Floor, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, M13 9WL.

Sessions on the day would be as follows are:

1. Recruiting International Doctors (PLAB vs MTI , visa etc)

2. Specific needs of IMGs

3. Developing induction and support (Peer Buddies etc) structure for IMGs

4. Developing Mentoring skills in Peer Buddies

5. Challenges of working in cross-cultural environment

6. Dealing & Supporting Doctors in Difficulty

7. Fair to Refer – How to prevent referral to GMC

8. Using Portfolio and Appraisal to support career progression

9. Providing Support For career progression (successful Fellow who got onto ST training)

10. Providing Support For CESR application

11. Differential Attainment

12. Unconscious bias

You can book a place on the course via Eventbrite link.

If you want further information dot hesitate to contact us at



Dr Sujesh Bansal

Programme Lead – Manchester International Fellowship Scheme

Consultant Anaesthetist & MFT Lead for International Doctors

Anaesthetic Lead for Gynaecology Quality & Safety

T: 0161 276 4551

F: 0161 276 8027


6th AIrway Refresher Course – 12 Dec 2019 – Coventry

We are organising 6th Airway Refresher Course at Coventry on 12th December 2019.

Based on the RCoA CPD elements and DAS guidelines the topics have been selected to meet the revalidation requirements of all anaesthetists.

This course is approved for 5 CPD points (1IB02,1I01, 1I03, 1C01, 1C02, 2A01, 2A02) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

To book a place please visit ( Course fee £95)


The UK Brain Injury Symposium – 6 Dec 2019 – London

Cost:                      £80 for Consultants

                                £60 for Trainees and AHPs

The Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society and the Society of British Neurological Surgeons invite you to the UK Brain Injury Symposium, a one day event packed with world class presentations from leaders giving the very latest in management of traumatic brain injury, stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage. 

For all those involved in Brain Injury Management – from roadside to rehabilitation.

Abstract submissions now open via

Confirmed speakers include: Ian Galea, Tony Belli, Peter Brindley, Anne Weaver, Anthony Rudd, Dan Harvey, Sylvia Bele, Jonathan Cole, and Daniel Walsh.

Network evening:  Following the event there will be an opportunity to network with colleagues – more details to follow shortly.

Registration and full programme via

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ADAPT – Airway Decisions And Process Training – 6 Feb 2020 – Bothwell

NHS Lanarkshire’s Medical Education Department are running a new course  ‘ADAPT – Airway Decisions and Process Training’ at the Medical Education Training Centre, Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell on Thursday 6th February 2020.

This is a one day course for Anaesthetists (ST3 and above) that aims to equip individuals with strategies for managing adult patients with airway obstruction through integrated learning of technical skills and human factors that influence decision-making.

This course has been approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD credits and is also a DAS accredited course.

Queen’s Primary FRCA OSCE Course – 12 Oct 2019 – Essex

The next Queen’s Primary FRCA OSCE course will be held on Saturday 12th October 2019 in the Education Centre, Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex RM7 0AG (Romford is 15 minutes on the fast train from London Liverpool Street). 

This highly-rated one-day course includes two complete OSCE circuits held under exam conditions, hot-topic lectures including anatomy and resuscitation, plus a hot lunch and refreshments. We have a large and enthusiastic faculty comprising both recently successful candidates and experienced consultants (including a previous college examiner). The course enjoys consistently excellent reviews and we pride ourselves on our special emphasis on personal feedback and post-course support. This is the 6th time we will be running the course and we have therefore developed an excellent know-how of what candidates need and want from the course from previous feedback.

The course fee is £150. For further information or to apply, please visit or contact us on We look forward to helping you pass. 

Dr Pooja Shah Dr E-J Smith 

Dr Chao-Ying Kowa 

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