The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Above: Client testimonial
Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.
As part of their ongoing professional development, anaesthetists in the UK must pass a number of written and practical examinations in order to continue practicing anaesthesiology. As one might expect, the examinations are incredibly tough and fairly daunting. Failure, could spell the end of a career. Furthermore, the logistics of the exam day itself are particularly complex in terms of where to go, what to do and who to see.
The college commissioned Take One Productions to produce a number of video modules featuring practical guides to the various exam days.
Filmed on location at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, and made available via the RCoA website, four videos guides were initially produced addressing simple, frequently asked questions and presenting an insight into what to expect once inside the examinations room. The videos are designed to provide candidates with sufficient information to remove all logistical concerns about the exam day, allowing them to concentrate on their revision and the exam content itself.
The videos more than met our expectations. The quality is brilliant and they illustrate the day exactly as it is. We’ve had incredibly good feedback about them – candidates who have yet to sit the exam have told us they’ve been really useful and candidates that have already sat the exam wished they had that resource beforehand. Also the examiners have said how good they are and how authentic they look.
It’s been extremely good working with Take One Productions. They are an easy company to work with, have extremely high production values and the effort they made to really get to grips with the project itself was just brilliant.
The videos that (Take One Productions) have produced have been a real asset to the college and the candidates. We couldn’t be happier with how they’ve turned out.