Careers and Training

'Anaesthesia merges all the reasons I wanted to become a Doctor.  It involves communicating with patients and their loved ones, performing intricate clinical skills, relieving pain, teaching others, advanced understanding of basic science and continually expanding my own knowledge and understanding'.


This section provides information on all aspects of training and career support for every grade of anaesthetist.

Training News

20 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a...
21 Jul 2016
In response to the annual data and new research...
11 Jul 2016
The General Medical Council (GMC) has confirmed...

Information on anaesthesia, careers in anaesthesia and careers fairs
Regulations, Curricula and detailed information about the Anaesthetic Training Programme
Information on UK Schools of Anaesthesia
Information for non-UK doctors to train in the UK
Support and help for anaesthetists
Anaesthesia has developed a reputation for successfully managing and delivering training for those wishing to train les
Information for SAS doctors returning to training and equivalence
The RCoA e-Portfolio is a new web-based system, which allows trainees to build their portfolio
A bi-monthly Newsletter aimed at all anaesthesia trainees
Training programme registration forms, applications and certificates
The College's trainee representation
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