New perioperative QI e-learning resource

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a new online anaesthesia quality improvement (QI) e-learning resource – the Perioperative Improvement Science and Management (PRISM-ed) module


The PRISM-ed module has been developed by anaesthetists Dr Maria Chazapis, Dr Carolyn Johnston and Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, and written by experts in the field. It builds on the QI web resource funded by UCLH/NIHR Surgical Outcomes and Research Centre (SOuRCe) and the London Academy of Anaesthesia.

The PRISM-ed e-learning module outlines key knowledge and training resources required to deliver quality improvement within healthcare. PRISM-ed is designed to assist with practical implementation through downloadable project toolkits and data templates. Although it is designed for doctors in anaesthetics training, the content is relevant and accessible to anyone in the perioperative multi-disciplinary team or wider health services, who wish to improve the quality of care they provide.

PRISM-ed is being hosted on the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) online learning hub and can be accessed by all healthcare professionals with an e-LfH account. Completing the PRISM-ed module via the e-LfH online learning platform allows clinicians to record their scores and print a certificate of completion for CPD purposes.

The e-learning module is available here


New and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool

From RCoA

‘We are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool, which is designed for selectors directly involved in the Anaesthesia/ACCS selection process.

Additional videos have now been added to expand upon the existing content of the tool. In particular, video content has been added which aims to train selectors to assess the portfolio station effectively by providing demonstrations on how Part 1 and 2 of the station should be conducted and relevantexamples for assessing candidates. Additional content has also been added to provide selectors with practice in assessing the clinical interview for candidates at ST3 level. The videos have been assessed by a panel of expert selectors, to allow users to compare the scores that they provide with the calibrated scores from the expert selectors. Examples of comments made by the expert selectors, which support their score decisions, are also provided. We hope, that by users comparing responses to those provided, this will aid calibration and assist in development as a selector.

As the recruitment process is approaching, we hope that both selectors who are assessing for the first time this year, as well as returning selectors who would like to re-fresh their knowledge on the selection centre and assessing skills, will find the new and improved site useful.

The site can be accessed by the following link:’

View the full release via RCoA