Stoke One Lung Course – 12 Dec 2017 **Closing Date for Applications 14 Nov 2017**

An Invitation to the Stoke One Lung Course on 12th December 2017

The course is  aimed at Senior Trainees and Consultants. It will provide a refresher to those already experienced aswell as practical tips and tricks.

The highlights of the course are:

  • High-Fidelity Simulation Scenarios
  • Hands-on Teaching for Double Lumen Tubes, Bronchial Blockers, Chest Drains and Paravertebral Block.
  • Approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD Points

Course Fee:

  • £50 Anaesthetic Trainees
  • £75 Consultants and Associate Specialists

One Lung Course – further details

or Complete an Application Form and email to



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Coventry Airway Lab-Difficult Airway 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 a place please visit:


Best wishes and kind regards

Cyprian Mendonca

Applications now open for Advanced Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship from February 2018

We are again offering a six month Fellowship in Advanced Regional  Anaesthesia Training with a proposed start date of February 2018.  The postholder would spend 6 months at Burton (with Burton 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  by the 2nd November 2017 which is the closing date.

Interviews are likely to take place later in November.

For further details: Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship

RCoA Listening Events for Trainees

Dear all

The RCoA have some Anaesthetists in Training Listening Events being held around the Country in the next few months:

Listening Event Flyer 11 October 2017

Listening Event Flyer 1 November 2017

The listening events will be informal, focusing on discussion and listening.  The primary purpose is for the views of anaesthetists in training to be communicated back into the College, so you should feel relaxed to speak freely about any issue in a supportive and confidential environment

Expertise in Propofol assisted Endoscopy showcased at live course at UHNM


Expertise in Propofol assisted Endoscopy showcased at live course


Yesterday (Monday 25 September 2017) saw Anaesthetists from across the country come together at Royal Stoke University Hospital for a live course aimed at highlighting the benefits of Propofol Assisted Endoscopy in a Day Case Unit.

The Endoscopy Department at Royal Stoke has a long tradition of hosting conferences for colleagues from across the UK and this course was another opportunity to showcase some of the pioneering work taking place at UHNM. The main focus of this particular course was to highlight how anaesthetists can provide deep sedation for patients, using propofol, to facilitate endoscopy without needing all the resources of an operating theatre and general anaesthetic.

Consultant Anaesthetist, Ian Smith, who has established the service and the director of this course said:  “We’re running our first ever national Propofol assisted Endoscopy course today, and this is aimed at highlighting to Consultant Anaesthetists from around the country our expertise and experience in this area. In addition to highlighting how we implement this particular service, we’ve also focused on dispelling some myths that still exist whilst also offering specialist information, stats and data.

“This type of treatment is something which we are vastly experienced in, and we’ve just passed the landmark of treating 1,000 patients over the last 5 years. We’ve also had a paper, which demonstrates our experience with propofol assisted endoscopy, accepted for a national medical journal.”

Dr Srisha Hebbar, Consultant Gastroenterologist, also helped set up the course and commented on the benefits for UHNM.  “It’s great to be able to welcome so many esteemed colleagues to Royal Stoke and showcase our work. In our recent experience, we have been coming across more patients who require more complex treatment and the Propofol assisted Endoscopy provides us with an effective and efficient solution to our patients.

“We’ve found that propofol sedation improves the patient experience and has allowed a number of complex procedures to go ahead that previously couldn’t have been completed. At UHNM we have the largest series by a single Consultant in the UK, whilst we know the vast majority of Trusts in the UK don’t have this service at all or provide it only on a very ad-hoc basis. So, in the long run we’re hoping that this service is rolled out more widely with the UHNM model used as a benchmark.”


West Midlands Schools of Anaesthesia Travel Bursary Scheme 2017 Round

Closing date for applications for the West Midlands Schools of Anaesthesia Travel Bursary Scheme 2017 Round is Friday 6th October 2017.

Please note that these bursaries run alongside the Coventry Education & Research Grant and no applicant will be able to receive an award from both schemes for the same meeting / presentation.  Applications can be submitted to both schemes but success in one means the applicant is ineligible for the other scheme.

Travel Bursaries Autumn 2017



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