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Vacancy / Anaesthetics

Vacancy ID: ANRO/20-21/PWY/0175682976/091-1-R1A 
Training Programme: ANAESTHETICS
Staff group: Medical
Grade (Places): CT1 (536), LAT1 (0)
Post type: Core training (CT)
Post commencing from:
August 2020 
Recruitment lead: Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office
Recruiting for: United Kingdom (England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland)
Recruitment model:
Nationally Led Cluster Operated (Partially devolved) 
Opening date: Thursday 07 November 2019 10:00
Closing date: Thursday 28 November 2019 16:00
Enquiries email:
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CT1 Anaesthetics/ACCS Anaesthetics Information

Anaesthetists form the largest single hospital medical specialty and their skills are used in all aspects of patient care. Whilst the preoperative anaesthetic care of the surgical patient is the core of specialty work (and this includes all types of surgery from simple body surface surgery in adults to the most complex surgery in patients of all ages, including the premature newborn) many anaesthetists have a much wider scope of practice which may include:

  • The preoperative preparation of surgical patients
  • The resuscitation and stabilisation of patients in the Emergency Department
  • Pain relief in labour and obstetric anaesthesia
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Transport of acutely ill and injured patients
  • Pre-hospital emergency care
  • Pain medicine including:
  • The relief of post-operative pain
  • Acute pain medicine and the management of acute teams
  • Chronic and cancer pain management
  • The provision of sedation and anaesthesia for patients undergoing various procedures outside the operating theatre. Examples of this include different endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology and dental surgery (this list is not exclusive)

Application process

The Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office (ANRO) based at Health Education England working across the West Midlands is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into Anaesthetics/ACCS Anaesthetics CT1 posts.

You can start your application via the Apply button above.

The expected outcome of the training programme is completion of core training.

Before applying please read the Person Specification to assess your suitability for the post.

In the event of further training opportunities becoming available within this specialty in any of the programmes managed by the Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office, shortlisted candidates may also be considered for these posts.

In order to assess whether or not you have the requisite competences or equivalent, refer to the specialty Training web page https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/

Please upload all required evidence of competences to your application form when completing it online. For those experiencing difficulties uploading evidence, please ensure you email the evidence to the following email address by the application deadline: anro@hee.nhs.uk

From 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that all medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and can apply for any specialty in any recruitment round, subject to eligibility.

It is strongly suggested that you read the 2020 Medical Specialty Recruitment Applicant Handbook to familiarise yourself with the immigration information contained within.

Additional Information

Please visit http://anro.wm.hee.nhs.uk to find out the following information:

  • Indicative number of posts available
  • Selection Centres Dates and Venues
  • Applicant guidance
  • Recruitment documents

Please be aware that although trainees’ preferences are considered when making decisions on placement, final decisions take into account the service needs of all sites within our training programmes.

Key Dates and Information:

Applications Open: Thursday 7th November 2019 (10am)

Applications Close: Thursday 28th November 2019 (4pm)

Interview Invitations sent out: Monday 16th December 2019

Offers Released: Monday 3rd February 2020

Selection Centre Dates and Venues:

Interviews will take place from Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 24th January 2020

Selection Centre dates and venues can be viewed on the Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office website http://anro.wm.hee.nhs.uk

Posts commence from Wednesday 5th August 2020.

The expected duration of the programme is 2-3 years; however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual.

Please note that ANRO and HEE have a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submissions deadline.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that these placements and/or programmes have the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.

Selection Centre Process

Information on the selection centre process is available from http://anro.wm.hee.nhs.uk

Document checking

When invited to selection centre, candidates will be informed of all documents that they are required to bring with them.

Programme Preferences

Programme preferences / Sub-preferences will be made available via the Oriel System once the interview window opens. More details will follow regarding this.


A general applicant guide can be downloaded from https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/ and the Anaesthetics applicant guide is available from http://anro.wm.hee.nhs.uk

During the recruitment window please visit http://anro.wm.hee.nhs.uk regularly to access up to date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact anro@hee.nhs.uk

If you require an application form in large font please contact anro@hee.nhs.uk

For further national information please visit https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk