Curricula and the rules governing training
The rules and regulations governing training are contained within the curriculum. These are approved by the GMC, who are the regulators of training. The current iteration of the curriculum was produced in 2010 and was last updated in August 2017. This Curriculum has been written in alignment with Standards for Curricula and Assessment Systems [GMC; 2010].
Each level of training is represented within the annex documents, and provide additional information on the requirements for completion of the training programme.
More information on the types of assessments required to progress can be found on Workplace Based Assessments.
For information on the ACCS curriculum:
CCT or CESR[CP]?
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (Combined Programmes) (CESR[CP])?
Both certificates equally enable an anaesthetist to be listed on the specialist register and take up substantive consultant posts. Anaesthetists who complete a minimum of three years in approved UK training posts, and complete all parts of the FRCA examinations, will be awarded a CCT once they finish the training programme. Any less than three years results in the award of a CESR[CP].
More information about a CESR[CP] can be found on the GMC website.
Doctors who wish to apply for a CCT retrospectively, having previously been awarded a CESR[CP] are advised to contact the GMC.
Please note that CESR is distinctly different to CESR[CP]. For more information about CESR, please visit our CESR and Equivalence section.
Find out more about Anaesthesia's only subspecialty - Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine...