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The Novice Introduction to Anaesthesia Programme

CPD and short courses (short course)


1 day


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.

Who should attend?

The Novice programme is mandatory for all Essex rotation (Basildon, Broomfield, Colchester, Southend) CT1 Anaesthetists.


  • 14 February 2024
  • 18 March 2024
  • 26 March 2024

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care at ARU is primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the East of England.

We've been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

£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.

Contact details

Events Team

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01245 684150

For travel information please see: Travelling to our Chelmsford campus.

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