Training programme update - No. 02/2020
Senior anaesthetists in training assessing novice anaesthetists during the Initial Assessment of Competency (IAC)
In the novice training period for the 2010 anaesthetic curriculum, successful completion of 19 workplace based assessments (WBAs) is required as evidence for both the IAC and for the eight “Introduction to Anaesthesia” units of training.
It is expected that WBAs will be completed by consultants or SAS doctors who are familiar with the requirements of the curriculum. However, experience for some of the competences may occur out of hours when the novice anaesthetist is being supervised by a senior anaesthetist in training. It may then be appropriate for the senior anaesthetist in training to complete the WBA.
Guidance for senior trainees completing WBAs for novice anaesthetists is as follows:
- the senior anaesthetist in training must have completed all intermediate units of training (optional units notwithstanding)
- the senior anaesthetist in training must have received training in how to complete WBAs
- the College Tutor must agree that the senior anaesthetist in training can sign WBAs for novice anaesthetists
- the total number of WBAs signed by a senior anaesthetist in training must not exceed 5 of the 19 WBAs for any individual IAC.