Stage 1 Teaching

Stage 1 Teaching

Region
NW

Alongside the SAVED Tutorials, Stage 1 trainees will be expected to attend the regional training programme (Primary FRCA Study Days). These consists of face-to-face courses lasting 1-2 days at sites around the North West.

Please contact Elena Wheeler for registration of a course, further course information or to report non attendance at a Primary FRCA Study Day: elena.wheeler@mft.nhs.uk

In Year 1 & 2 there are currently 6 mandatory Stand-alone courses within the Primary Course Fees, top-sliced from the Study Leave Budget. Unless otherwise indicated, these are whole study days. Please arrange your Study leave and register with the respective Administrator 4 weeks prior to the course date. Should you need to cancel please inform Elena Wheeler (or the respective administrator) so that your place may be reallocated. Cancellation fees will apply in line with the North West Deanery policy.

The dates for the regional programme and the stand alone courses can be found in the calendar below.

Stage 1 Education Calendar

NB. If on a mobile device the table can scroll side to side

Tutorial NameTutorial DateTutorial LocationTagsCourse Lead/ ContactNotes
August 15, 2024

Didsbury Sports Ground.

Requires Registration

NW Fest Team

A quick reminder to sign up today for this years event and book in your study leave. The days focus is on wellbeing, team building and having fun! Click for more info!

September 5, 2024

Royal Preston Hospital

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Phillippa Shorrock

Please register with Lancashire Simulation Centre on below link Simulation Course Booking Form When registering please advise you are an NWSA Trainee. Prior to attendance, please register on the link below to undertake the mandatory e-learning associated with this training. https://nwscittprogramme.nhs.uk/ Late Cancellation charge is £125.00

September 26, 2024

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Jason Cupitt

All Course enquiries/ registration to Bfwh.sim.teambth@nhs.net When registering please advise you are an NWSA Trainee & also include your mobile number. Prior to attendance, please register on the link below to undertake the mandatory e-learning associated with this training. https://nwscittprogramme.nhs.uk/ Late Cancellation charge is £100.00

October 9, 2024

Royal Preston Hospital

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Elena Wheeler

Return to work course for trainees coming back to training. Register via email: elena.wheeler@mft.nhs.uk

October 16, 2024 9:30 AM (GMT+1)

Zoom

Exam Course

jp.lomas@gmail.com

The content of each course is the same. Candidates should attend one course on the day nearest to their exam sitting. Dates: For candidates sitting exam 18/11/24 only Please contact the course lead to register

October 17, 2024

Chorley Education centre

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Nathan Betteridge

The course aims to cover areas relating to the GPC domains of the portfolio. To attend, please contact: Elena Wheeler

October 21, 2024

Anaesthetic department, Manchester Royal Infirmary

FRCA PrimaryRequires RegistrationRegional Programme

Dr Alastair Duncan

To attend please contact: Elena Wheeler

October 23, 2024 → October 24, 2024

TBC

Exam CourseRequires Registration

Dr Philippa Shorrock/Dr Stewart French/Dr Siobhane Holden

The course is designed for those planning to take an upcoming OSCE or SOE exam. To attend please contact: Elena Wheeler

October 25, 2024

Royal Bolton Hospital

Standalone CourseRequires Registration

Dr Sarah Thornton

All Course enquiries/ registration to Lucinda Howcroft Lucinda.Howcroft@boltonft.nhs.uk When registering please advise you are an NWSA Trainee. Prior to attendance, please register on the link below to undertake the mandatory e- learning associated with this training. https://nwscittprogramme.nhs.uk/

November 19, 2024

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Jason Cupitt

All Course enquiries/ registration to Bfwh.sim.teambth@nhs.net When registering please advise you are an NWSA Trainee & also include your mobile number. Prior to attendance, please register on the link below to undertake the mandatory e-learning associated with this training. https://nwscittprogramme.nhs.uk/ Late Cancellation charge is £100.00

November 21, 2024

Royal Preston Hospital

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Phillippa Shorrock

Please register with Lancashire Simulation Centre on below link Simulation Course Booking Form When registering please advise you are an NWSA Trainee. Prior to attendance, please register on the link below to undertake the mandatory e-learning associated with this training. https://nwscittprogramme.nhs.uk/ Late Cancellation charge is £125.00

November 22, 2024

North West Air Ambulance Base, Manchester Heliport, Eccles

Course FullFRCA PrimaryStandalone CourseRequires Registration

Dr Bryn Summers

Register via email elena.wheeler@mft.nhs.uk Course limited to 20 places. course is full The Study Day is for CT3-ST5 trainees. It will include presentations, simulation and practical procedures common to major trauma patients from resus through to damage control surgery.

November 22, 2024

Venue TBC

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Claire Allen

Register via email: elena.wheeler@mft.nhs.uk Late Cancellation Charge is £75.00

November 25, 2024

Royal Preston Hospital

Standalone CourseRequires RegistrationDate UnconfirmedRegional Programme

Dr Simon Mackie

Date TBC (Attended post-6 months anaesthesia training/IAC Competencies achieved) Register via email: elena.wheeler@mft.nhs.uk Late Cancellation Charge is £125.00

December 2, 2024

Wythenshawe Hospital

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Mark Bramer/Dr Daniel Haley

Limited to 26 applicants. Register with :AICUadmin.Wythe@mft.nhs.uk

December 4, 2024

Chorley Education centre

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Nathan Betteridge

The course aims to cover areas relating to the GPC domains of the portfolio. To attend, please contact: Elena Wheeler

December 5, 2024 → December 6, 2024

Burnley General Hospital

Regional ProgrammeRequires Registration

Dr D Trotter /Dr Mohamed Akuji

To attend register with: Elena Wheeler

December 5, 2024

Royal Preston Hospital

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Phillippa Shorrock

Please register with Lancashire Simulation Centre on below link Simulation Course Booking Form When registering please advise you are an NWSA Trainee. Prior to attendance, please register on the link below to undertake the mandatory e-learning associated with this training. https://nwscittprogramme.nhs.uk/ Late Cancellation charge is £125.00

December 6, 2024

Royal Oldham Hospital

Standalone CourseRequires Registration

Dr Stephen Davies

(Attended post-6 months anaesthesia training/IAC Competencies achieved) Register via email: elena.wheeler@mft.nhs.uk Late Cancellation Charge is £125.00

December 18, 2024

Royal Preston Hospital

Standalone CourseRequires RegistrationDate UnconfirmedRegional Programme

Dr Simon Mackie

Date TBC (Attended post-6 months anaesthesia training/IAC Competencies achieved) Register via email: elena.wheeler@mft.nhs.uk Late Cancellation Charge is £125.00

January 7, 2025 → January 8, 2025

TBC

Exam CourseRequires Registration

Dr Philippa Shorrock/Dr Stewart French/Dr Siobhane Holden

The course is designed for those planning to take an upcoming OSCE or SOE exam. To attend please contact: Elena Wheeler

February 12, 2025

Lancaster Medical School

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Cliff Shelton

To attend register with: Elena Wheeler

March 4, 2025

Wythenshawe ERC

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Kathryn Wood

The course is designed for stage 1 trainees to cover paediatric anaesthesia. To attend, please contact: Elena Wheeler

March 13, 2025

Chorley Education centre

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Nathan Betteridge

The course aims to cover areas relating to the GPC domains of the portfolio. To attend, please contact: Elena Wheeler

May 12, 2025

Royal Bolton Hospital

Regional ProgrammeRequires Registration

Dr Hobbs

To attend register with: Elena Wheeler

May 21, 2025

Chorley Education centre

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Nathan Betteridge

The course aims to cover areas relating to the GPC domains of the portfolio. To attend, please contact: Elena Wheeler

June 10, 2025

Wythenshawe ERC

Requires RegistrationStandalone Course

Dr Kathryn Wood

The course is designed for stage 1 trainees to cover paediatric anaesthesia. To attend, please contact: Elena Wheeler

June 20, 2025

ERC, Wythenshawe Hospital

Standalone CourseRequires Registration

Elena Wheeler

Please email Elena Wheeler to register.

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FRCA Primary Exam Preparation

There are a number of exam resources available to trainees, including the viva club, the SBA Primary course and the Viva practice course.

More information about the exams, available courses and dates can be found at our Exam Preparation page:

📒Exam Courses (NW)

Please follow these rules of engagement when accessing Zoom/ Teams tutorials:

1) Please join the session a few minutes before the session starts. The only attendees who will be able to attend late are those who have been unable to join due to travelling from hospital following an on-call shift.

2) Choose to connect by audio and then allow to share video. Attendees who do not share video will be asked to turn the camera on, and if not done, may be excluded from the session.

3) Once the presentation starts, could you please mute your microphone to minimise background noise. When asked questions, please unmute to answer.

4) Use the chat function if needed to ask questions during the presentation. If there is a problem with audio or the visuals, please unmute to ask the presenter to rectify it.