The Hospital Visiting and Training Accreditation Programme (HVTAP) is now the Accreditation of Training in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ATAIC)!
The ATAIC is offered on a voluntary basis to the academic departments of anaesthesia which apply for teaching accreditation in accordance with European training guidelines.
Each application is sent by the Head of a Department or Institute to the ESA Secretariat and reviewed by the ATAIC Joint Committee who will determine whether an accreditation or re-accreditation is applicable.
A questionnaire outlining the structure of the hospital, the composition of the staff and the organisation of teaching and training is then completed by the applicant and submitted together with supporting documents to the ESA Secretariat.
The questionnaires that each trainee of the applying department send individually to the ESA office constitute another important source of information for the visitors and reviewers (see the visit flowchart).