“Welcome to the trainee area of our website. I’m Steve Phillips, an anaesthetic trainee in Wessex Deanery. I represent trainee members of the society in council matters at the four NACCS council meetings each year and manage our Regional Trainee Network. The Network acts as a vital means of communication between the council and trainees across the country on NACCS news, activities, events and study grants, in addition to promoting opportunities available in the wider world of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care. On our website you can find details on how to join NACCS as a trainee member, apply for our study grants & travelling fellowships and contact your Regional Representative.”
We have an evolving Regional Network of trainee representatives. They are a point of contact for all-things NACCS & Neuroanaesthesia in your region and help trainees access the opportunities offered by the council to develop an interest in the subspeciality. If your region is not currently represented and you would like to be involved please contact me on the details above. To contact your Regional Rep please email me and I will put you in touch.
|Payashi Garry||Thames Valley|
|Deborah Douglas||Central London|
|Sarah Muldoon||South East London|
|Jonny Groome||North East London|
|Fayaz Roked||West Midlands – Birmingham|
|Felicity Avann||West Midlands – Stoke|
|Kevin O’Donoghue||East Midlands|
|Ajith Gopinath||North West|
|Emma Temple||South Yorkshire|
|Thomas Ballantyne||South East Scotland|
|Geoff Warnock||West Scotland|
|Andy Ratcliffe||West Yorkshire|
Trainee membership of NACCS is only £10 per year and provides you with eligibility for our study grants, heavily discounted ASM rates, regular updates on trainee-relevant NACCS activities and access to the members area of our website. Further details and the application form can be found here
Our trainee handbook is a great place to start for trainees with an interest in the subspecialty to gain further insight into pursuing a career in Neuroanaesthesia or Neurocritical Care. There is also valuable information on the Neuro-relevant topics that appear in the Primary and Final FRCA syllabus.
The council offers regular study grants open to trainee members of the society. Those currently available are listed below. We also offer trainees who have been members for at least 1 year the opportunity to apply for up to £2500 funding for a Travelling Fellowship.
We have collated a list of Training Fellowships available across the UK. Whilst these have not been endorsed by NACCS they are an excellent place to start your search for further clinical experience in the subspeciality.
Please find a table below of upcoming conferences & events of relevance for a trainee with an interest in the subspeciality:
|Event||Date(s)||Location||Trainee Registration Fee||Abstract submission dates||Website|
|Joint NACCS / SBNS UK Brain Injury Symposium||6th December 2019||Royal Geographic Society, London||£80||Open; closing TBC||http://www.neurotrauma.org.uk/|
|NACCS ASM||6th – 7th May 2019||Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds||tbc||tbc||https://naccs.org.uk/annual-scientific-meeting/annual-scientific-meeting-2019/|
|EuroNeuro2020||22nd – 24th April||Palais des Congrès d’Issy, Paris||€200 (early bird to 31st Dec)||15th October 2019 to 15th January 2020||https://euroneuro2020.com/|