Training Programme Directors

Higher Training (ST 3-7): Dr Robin Correa

Core Training  : Dr Nicola Osborn


General Information

The Warwickshire School of Anaesthesia provides training in anaesthesia at the following hospitals:

  • University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry
  • University Hospitals Birmingham –  sites at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Good Hope Hospital
  • Alexandra Hospital Redditch
  • George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton
  • South Warwickshire NHS Trust, Warwick


In addition, training placements for senior trainees are available at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Out Of Programme placements for Training (OOPT) outside the region or overseas can be approved.

Training and rotations are overseen by a programme director, one for core level trainees and one for intermediate higher and advanced level trainees. Each hospital has a college tutor, who manages training locally. Individual trainees will be allocated an educational supervisor in each placement. All trainees are expected to maintain a logbook and training record on the Lifelong Learning Platform of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Training is assessed using competence based tools, based around the curriculum published by the RCoA and approved by GMC. 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.