Novice Guide

Published: 13/08/2019

Key contacts in training

Locally, you will be assigned an Educational Supervisor in your Trust who will have regular meetings with you to discuss all aspects of your training. There will also be a College Tutor in each department who coordinates the delivery of local training and education. These trainers will be your main points of contact throughout Stage 1 and beyond.

Regionally, trainers will form a School of Anaesthesia and come together at a School Board Meeting to ensure your training is meeting national required standards and to get feedback from all stakeholders. Each region will have a similar structure with representation from:

  • the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)
  • school of anaesthesia
  • NHS England Workforce, Training and Education Directorate (NHSE WT&E) / NHS Education for Scotland (NES) / Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) / Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA)
  • others including anaesthetist in training representatives, ACCS, ICM, Pain, lead employer, etc.

NHSE WT&E/NES/HEIW/NIMDTA have responsibility for organising regional rotations, ARCPs, recruitment as well as looking after doctors requiring extra support.

Your regional School of Anaesthesia has responsibility for locally delivering the training and experience necessary to fulfil the curriculum requirements.

The GMC has responsibility for regulating doctors, approving postgraduate curricula and awarding CCT or CESR to doctors who have successfully completed their training. 

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responsibility for development of the curriculum and setting national standards required for training and training outcomes. It also hosts your training portfolio (Lifelong Learning platform, LLP.)

You may find the following contacts useful as you start your training in anaesthesia. 

Contact Email Telephone
Main switchboard   020 7092 1500
Training department 020 7092 1550
Lifelong Learning support 020 7092 1556