Externally-Approved Events

The following CPD events are external to the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and have been approved for CPD by the respective Medical Royal College or Faculty.

Events approved for CPD by the Royal College of Anaesthetists can be viewed in the online CPD system or via our online listing of CPD approved national events which is updated on a weekly basis.

Because of the wide range and variety of medical practice it is recognised that doctors working in one specialty may find it helpful to attend CPD events that are more usually appropriate for a different specialty. To facilitate this, CPD events approved by one Medical Royal College or Faculty may be accredited as part of the CPD for a doctor from a different College or Faculty without the need for a second accreditation process.

Further information on the standards necessary for CPD Accreditation can be obtained from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges framework document.

To add an external meeting to the list below please contact events@rcoa.ac.uk.

The IMPACT Course is a two-day course introducing the principles and practice of acute medical care and related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.

The course is aimed at CT1 and CT2 level doctors in acute medical specialties including Acute Medicine, Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) and General Internal Medicine.

The course is open to delegates at FY2 level who are able to demonstrate a particular interest in pursuing a career in the specialties noted above. FY2 doctors must have completed at least eight months practice in acute medical specialties in their FY2 year before they can attend the course.

IMPACT enables trainee doctors to assess and treat acutely unwell patients and where appropriate gives guidance on when to ask for help. The course provides key point presentations, workshops, 'hands on' skills stations and critically ill patient teaching is given by experienced instructors in a supportive environment.

Designed by the Federation of Royal Medical Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the course is endorsed by the Resuscitation Council UK and the Intensive Care Society. IMPACT has been successfully running throughout the UK since 2004.

For a list of up to date courses and centres please see the IMPACT website.

Innovations in Day Surgery: Development of Emergency Day Surgery Pathways


Thursday, 23 February 2017

To be held at:

De Vere W1 Conference Centre London

Organised by:

A Joint BADS & HCUK Conference

Day surgery is now provided for a wide range of procedures, in patients ranging from the very fit to the rather frail. It has become the standard of care for the majority of elective surgery and should be the default option for all 200 procedures within the BADS Directory of Procedures. Until recently the drive to move from inpatient to day surgery management has been mainly directed at elective surgery however more recently a variety of trusts across the country have begun to implement day surgery pathways for a range of emergency surgical procedures. This new and exciting development is the focus for this one day meeting.
For further information and to book your place visit the HC-UK Conferences website or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter #NHSDaySurgery

UK Physician Health Summit 2017


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

To be held at:

Hallam Conference Centre, London

Organised by:

Healthcare Conferences UK

Chaired by Dr Clare Gerada, Medical Director, NHS Practitioner Health Programme this one day UK wide physician health summit aims to bring together learning and experience in delivering care and support to doctors who became unwell, ensuring they can remain in or return to safe, effective clinical practice wherever possible.  Participants will have the opportunity to; engage with colleagues in Masterclasses facilitated by experts in physician health; consider local and national strategies to support physician health; consider their own, and colleagues needs and how these can be met.

For further information and to book your place visit HC-UK Conferences website or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #physicianhealth

Maternal Medicine: Medical Complications in Pregnancy


Thursday, 6 April 2017

To be held at:

RCOG, 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG

Organised by:

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

The course is structured to address current maternal medicine issues across all medical subspecialties with specific relevance to obstetrics. It is recognised for the theoretical component of the 'Maternal Medicine' ATSM. The course will also be of value to clinicians with a maternal medicine and high-risk obstetrics practice.

The course has a format of lectures and breakout group work to address topical maternal medicine issues.


Breast Surgery as Day Surgery: A Joint HCUK & BADS conference


Thursday, 11 May 2017

To be held at:

The Studio, Birmingham

Organised by:

A Joint BADS and HCUK Conference

Attendance at this conference, which has been produced by the British Association of Day Surgery, will enable delegates to develop a day case management pathway for patients requiring breast surgery.  The basic elements of a day surgery pathway will be presented including the evaluation of the quality of care provided.  Specific details of multi-disciplinary care specific to breast surgery management will be presented by acknowledged experts in the field from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the importance of the multi-disciplinary team in successful delivery of day surgery care for these patients.

A 20% discount is available to members by quoting ref: hcuk20rca  when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

For further information and to book your place visit HC-UK Conferences website or email  kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter #badsbreast

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