10. e-Learning Anaesthesia

  1. Ian Johnston3,
  2. William Harrop-Griffiths4 and
  3. Leslie Gemmell5
  1. Andrew McIndoe1 and
  2. Ed Hammond2

Published Online: 10 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118227978.ch10

AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia

AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia

How to Cite

McIndoe, A. and Hammond, E. (2011) e-Learning Anaesthesia, in AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia (eds I. Johnston, W. Harrop-Griffiths and L. Gemmell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118227978.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, UK

  2. 4

    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

  3. 5

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Hospitals Bristol NHS, Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Devon and Exeter NHS, Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658628

Online ISBN: 9781118227978



  • e-learning anaesthesia;
  • online educational resource;
  • e-Learning Anaesthesia project (e-LA);
  • UK's National Health Service (NHS);
  • RCoA examinations;
  • e-LA FRCA curriculum;
  • Learning Management System;
  • e-LA curriculum, block structure;
  • e-Sessions;
  • NHS e-learning anaesthesia project


• e-Learning Anaesthesia is an online educational resource that is available free of charge to all UK anaesthetists at www.e-LA.org.uk

• One thousand e-learning sessions are supported by access to an extensive e-library of carefully selected, peer-reviewed journal articles targeted at the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists anaesthetic curriculum, and a bank of e-Assessment exercises that use questions set carefully to match the exam standard.

• The project was awarded ‘Gold’ as the ‘Best on-line or distance learning programme’ in the 2009 industry-wide National e-Learning Age Awards.

• To date 8200 registered UK anaesthetists have collectively completed 134 000 online teaching sessions representing 56 000 hours of e-learning activity.