Hospital Visiting and Training Accreditation Programme

Visiting Team

This team is made of three visitors appointed by the HVTAP Joint Committee: one from the ESA, one from the EBA and one from the country in which the hospital visit will take place. The latter is appointed by the National Society of Anaesthesiology of the visited country.

Site Visit

The 2-day visit consists of a detailed presentation of the hospital staff, the organisation of the hospital, the department (or the institute) and the training structure (see template visit schedule). This forms the basis for a discussion and evaluation of all aspects of the teaching and training process with the staff members involved.

The purpose of the evaluation is to complement and build upon the strengths of the department and to encourage development and change in order to address areas of weakness. This step is followed by an interview with trainees at different levels of training in the absence of supervising staff.