***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

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:

UHNM Hero Award for Dr Sarah Basterfield!

First-time mum helped by anaesthetist’s positivity:

Sarah and the Team with her UHNM Hero Award

Well done Sarah!


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.”


Perioperative Medicine MSc / Diploma / Certificate

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With a faculty from the leading lights at UCL, UK and abroad, this Perioperative Medicine MSc will help you develop the professional skills and aptitude that you can take back to the bedside and clinic to improve the care of high risk surgical patients.
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