Training Programme Directors
Core Training: Robin Correa
Higher Training (ST3-7): Martina.Bieker
The Warwickshire School of Anaesthesia provides training in anaesthesia at the following hospitals:
- University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
- Heart of England NHS Trust – Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull
- Hospital and Good Hope Hospital
- Alexandra Hospital Redditch
- George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton
- South Warwickshire NHS Trust
In addition training placements for senior trainees are available at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and United Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.
Training and rotations are overseen by a programme director, one for basic level trainees and one for intermediate higher and advanced level trainees ST3 and above. Each hospital has a college tutor, who manages training locally, and individual trainees will all be allocated an educational supervisor in each placement. Appraisals are carried out regularly. All trainees are expected to maintain a logbook and personal portfolio, both published by the RCoA.
Training is assessed using competence based tools, based around the curriculum published by the RCoA and approved by PMETB. These include direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS), anaesthetic clinical evaluation exercises (anaesCEX), case based discussions (CBD) and multi-source feedback (MSF). Trainees have an annual review of competence and progression (ARCP) to determine whether progress is satisfactory and confirm eligibility to enter the next year of training.
For further information about the school, please visit the Warwickshire School of Anaesthesia website.