Anaesthesia - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Royal College of Anaesthetists

About the Anaesthesia programme

e-LA is an interactive and engaging web-based learning resource developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in partnership with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

Written and edited by anaesthetists, e-LA covers the knowledge and key concepts that underpin the anaesthetic curriculum helping trainees to prepare for the FRCA examinations and supporting appraisal and revalidation of career grade anaesthetists.

The learning material is presented as a structured series of over 800 bite-sized e-Learning sessions with additional access to an extensive e-Library of articles and interactive MCQ sessions, mapped to the anaesthetic curriculum, to support continued professional development in anaesthesia.

Core training

Modules 1 to 7 are mapped to the Core Training Curriculum as detailed below.

Please click on the Module number to view or download the list of sessions and workbook for that Module:


Project structure

Specialty Training and CPD for Consultants/SAS Doctors

 e-LA includes additional modules to support intermediate and higher specialist training as well as CPD for consultants/SAS Doctors. These modules contain a combination of e-Learning sessions and articles/MCQs from CEACCP/BJA Education mapped to the intermediate and higher curriculum modules.

The e-Library contains the entire back catalogue of articles from CEACCP and BJA Education along with their associated MCQs.

  • Module 1

    An introduction to clinical anaesthesia
  • Module 2

    Consolidating basic clinical practice
  • Module 3

    Introduction to critical care
  • Module 4

    Obstetric, paediatric and geriatric anasthesia
  • Module 5

    Pain management and regional anaesthesia
  • Module 6

    Exam Preparation
  • Module 7 - Basic sciences

    Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Physics/Clinical Measurement, Equipment

Sample sessions

  • Gases and Vapours

    This session covers the physics of the gas laws for a novice trainee

  • Invasive Monitoring

    This session covers the physical principles of invasive BP measurement at the level of the Primary FRCA

  • Performing Spinal and Epidural Injections

    This session covers the technical aspects of performing spinals and epidurals

  • Diabetes Mellitus for the Anaesthetist

    This session covers the pathophysiology of Diabetes

Project team

  • Ed Hammond

    Ed Hammond FRCA

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Andrew McIndoe

    Andrew McIndoe FRCA

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Nick Cleary

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH staff - Paula Casey

    Paula Casey

    Lead Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alex Cleary

    Alex Cleary

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Campbell

    Alan Campbell

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

Executive group

  • Ed Hammond

    Ed Hammond FRCA

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Andrew McIndoe

    Andrew McIndoe FRCA

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Profile picture of programme director Martin Sinclair

    Martin Sinclair

    National Programme Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Mike Grocott

    Mike Grocott

    Chair, RCoA Education Committee
  • Nick Cleary

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Russell Ampofo

    Russell Ampofo

    Director of Education, Training and Examinations, RCoA
  • Graham Blair

    Graham Blair

    Associate Director of Education and Events, RCoA

How to access

In order to access the Anaesthesia programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Anaesthesia programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Anaesthesia programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Anaesthesia programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.
You can check whether or not you qualify for free access by clicking on the ‘Register’ button above.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Anaesthesia programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

More information

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