Novice Guide

Published: 15/08/2019


Welcome to the Novice Guide!

Use the tabs on the left (or above if using a mobile device) to navigate your way through the sections, covering everything you need to know as you embark upon your anaesthetic novice period.

Also check out our novice anaesthesia podcast – the Novpod! Join Eoin and Duncan for episodes covering everything from assessing patients, preparing your theatre and much more. You can also hear interviews with other trainees, an Operating Department Practitioner and our College President, Dr Fiona Donald (coming soon).





Authored by Dr Joe Lipton, Dr Matthew Tuck, Dr Jo Budd, Dr Karine Zander, Dr Oliver Pratt, Dr Jon Chambers and Dr Simon Maguire.

This guide was last updated in June 2023.