Recruitment into anaesthesia

Entry into the training programme

The College provides support to the anaesthesia recruitment process in the UK. This page has the most up to date information on recruitment and links on how to enter the anaesthesia training programme.

Here you can find information on:

  • Latest recruitment news
  • Anaesthetics August 2023 ST4 recruitment
  • Simulated interview preparation videos CT1/ACCS (Anaesthetics) and ST4
  • Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office
  • Recruitment trainee anaesthesia events


Latest news

The College has issued a statement on CT1 recruitment. please see attached


Anaesthetics August 2023 ST4 recruitment 

  • CT3 Top up form

For doctors in CT3 top up posts please see below the signoff form for expected completion of CT3 top-up training by a UK anaesthetics College Tutor

You can download an editable Word version of the form here.

  • Confirmation of Stage 1 Equivalence Certificate

The Confirmation of Stage 1 Equivalence Certificate can also be found here.


Simulated interview preparation videos CT1/ACCS (Anaesthetics) and ST4

The College have produced simulated interview videos for CT1/ACCS (Anaesthetics) and ST4. We advise anyone preparing for this recruitment round to take a look at this link 


National recruitment

The Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office (ANRO) manage core training and higher specialty recruitment to anaesthetics training posts (including Acute Care Common Stem).

Information on how to apply, the national recruitment timeline, and applicant guidance and other useful information can be found on the NHS Health Education West Midlands website.


Recruitment trainee anaesthesia events

The RCoA Recruitment Committee hosted two events earlier this year to showcase the new multi-station platform. These events were aimed at those that go onto interview for CT1/ACCS (Anaesthesia) and ST4 .  To see the recordings please see links below to each event.


Useful links

National recruitment for Intensive care medicine

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Academic Clinical Posts (ACFs)


Contact us


Tel: 020 7092 1652