Wessex BASIC dates


Please note:

Candidates that can combine the course with the practical experience of an ICU job tend to benefit most. We therefore give preference to those applicants that work in ICU during the course or within six months. Others are welcome to register, but are likely to be placed on the waiting list until approx. four weeks prior to the respective course date.

We reserve approximately two thirds of the places for doctors and nurses working and training in Wessex.


BASIC 14 & 15 Sep 2020 - registration paused


We are expecting a steep rise in the number of hospitalised and ventilated patients in the coming weeks followed by a slow recovery. This will have a significant impact on staff rotas, leave, etc. It will also impact on the ICM consultants that look after the administration of this course - we will need to focus on the clinical work in the next couple of months.

I have therefore paused the registration for the September course. It will re-open on 15th July 2020.

We are planning to go ahead with the course, but will need to review the general situation and Department of Health guidance closer to the time.

If anyone that has already signed up and paid would like to withdraw from the course, please email us. Any COVID-19 related cancellations will receive a full refund.

Kind regards


Dr Christopher Loew, course director

Wessex BASIC Course

Date: 14th & 15th September 2020

Venue: Bartley Lodge Hotel, Cadnam

Fee: Doctors £240, nurses and AHPs £170

CPD: 12 CPD points applied for with Royal College of Anaesthetists