Places are still available for the remaining three Professional Development course dates this year, all taking place at Stafford Postgraduate Medical Centre:
Wednesday 04 July
Leadership & Influence Skills – TTI Development
Wednesday 17 October
Medical Ethics & Law – Dr Roger Worthington
Friday 09 November
Teaching & Medical Education – Dr Lorien Branfield
Course Fee is £60 per date, please complete application form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are again offering a six month Fellowship in Advanced Regional Anaesthesia Training with a proposed start date of August 2018. The postholder would spend 6 months at Wolverhampton (with New Cross Hospital facilitating some time at Oswestry) and would be expected to complete other advanced general modules during this Fellowship.
Expressions of interest, in the form of a CV and personal statement outlining why you wish to undertake this Fellowship, must be sent to email@example.com
CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY 8TH MAY 2018
Interviews are likely to take place later in May 2018.
For further details: Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship
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Health Education West Midlands have informed us that new National Training Numbers are currently not being issued until a new system is operational. In the meantime please do not delay registering with the Royal College of Anaesthetists who will accept your registration without the training number.
Message from the Royal College of Anaesthetists:
Users will be starting to receive their login details to access the new platform. As the emails are being sent directly from the platform, these may automatically turn up in junk/spam inboxes (this will depend on the service provider or preferences). We ask you therefore to please check your junk/spam inbox. The plan to add users is listed below and follows a phased approach; this takes into account factors that could affect go live and we want to ensure we get this right, are able to support schools during this busy time and get everyone online within the week.
Day 1 01/08/2018
AM Northern Ireland, Scotland North
PM North West, Mersey, Wales
Day 2 02/08/2018
AM Bristol, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands
PM Northern, Oxford, Wessex, Yorkshire
Day 3 03/08/2018
AM London, KSS, East of England
PM Scotland East, Scotland West, Scotland Southeast
Using the site
As we launch the site with a phased approach (in agreement with each school), you’ll find that the platform has some similarities with the way the e-Portfolio works, however, certain areas of the platform will be new. Please do take the time to allow familiarisation with the platform in your region (your lead will also be able to support with this). The videos created by the team are a very useful tool and can be accessed here, https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/lifelong-learning/youtube-videos .
Changes and issues
Like all big software releases, we do anticipate that some issues will surface after launch. The team at the College will be working with the developers to resolve any issues as they are identified and will publish known issues to the College website: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/lifelonglearning and will work to resolve these following successful go-live.
Stoke School Queries:
If you have still not received your log-in then please inform the Stoke School Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries with the Life Long Learning Platform Dr Mohamed Elriedy or Dr David Robinson will be happy to help you.
They can be contacted as follows:
• Aimed at Primary and Final FRCA candidates
• Morning: Interactive seminar reviewing anatomy relevant to the exam
• Afternoon: OSCE-style spotter question and answer session using pro-sections in the Keele Anatomy lab (supported by anatomy demonstrators)
Cost: £25 to Stoke Trainees / £50 to External Trainees
Hire of the Anatomy Facility is charged at £50 per person by the University – the Stoke School is automatically meeting half the cost for Stoke Trainees, the remainder can be also be requested from individual Study Leave Budgets
This opportunity is for anyone Post Fellowship who is interested in Obstetric Anaesthesia.
The post will be interviewed in July but the successful applicant will be able to start at a mutually convenient time as we know it will be too late for OOPE applications for August.
If you would like any further information about the post then please contact our obstetric anaesthesia lead- Dr Martina Nejdlova – email@example.com
Dear Trainees and Trainers
As you all know by now the RCoA e-portfolio in it’s current form is coming to an end on the 31 July 2018 and will be replaced by the Life Long Learning Platform.
Please read the attached RCoA and local guidance explaining the changeover procedure and requirements.
Please note it is paramount everyone engages in this changeover to prevent loss of data and information from previous training years.