The Novice Introduction to Anaesthesia Programme

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Course information

Preop Day 18 August 2017
Sim Day 12, 19 September, 6 October 2017

Location: Postgraduate Medical Institute, Michael Salmon Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ

Cost: £160 for Essex and Watford Anaesthetic Core Trainees and ACCS (Anaes) Trainees, £260 for all other delegates, including non-Essex/Watford anaesthetic trainees and ACCS from other parent specialities. Refreshments and lunch included.


The Novice Introduction to Anaesthesia Programme is a structured introduction to anaesthesia for new trainees. It provides valuable preparation for clinical practice and for the initial assessment of competence.

The programme consists of three components.

  • introduction to the East of England School of Anaesthesia - for all new Health Education East of England trainees.
  • three lecture days: preoperative assessment, monitoring and equipment; drugs; airway
  • one simulation day.

The Introduction to the East of England School of Anaesthesia is free to attend for all East of England trainees.

The Novice Introduction to Anaesthesia Programme Lecture Days and Simulation Day are mandatory for all CT1 Anaesthetic trainees in Watford and Essex (Basildon, Broomfield, Colchester and Southend Hospitals). Delegate registration for Essex and Watford CT1 Anaesthetic and ACCS (Anaesth) trainees is subsidised by Health Education East of England. Other delegates, for example ACCS trainees from other parent specialities or non-Essex/Watford CT1 anaesthetists, are very welcome to attend at the full registration rate.

The programme is a collaboration between the Health Education East of England School of Anaesthesia Essex Rotation (Basildon, Broomfield, Colchester and Southend Hospitals) and the Postgraduate Medical Institute.

Course directors
  • Dr Emily Simpson, Consultant Anaesthetist Broomfield Hospital, Deputy Regional Advisor Health Education East of England
  • Dr Nick Wilson, Consultant Anaesthetist Broomfield Hospital, Co-Director Postgraduate Medical Institute Simulation Suite 

The Novice programme simulation days are orientated towards your Initial Assessment of Competence and common issues in routine anaesthetic practice. You will be allocated your date by email in advance of your attendance. 

Register and pay in the Anglia Ruskin University store. Payment by credit card accepted. Confirmation will be sent to you on receipt of your application to attend.

Travelling by public transport is advised. Directions to our Chelmsford campus.


To enquire and for further information please contact Jennifer Pym.
Tel: 01245 684150