Training and Careers

World-class training and career support

We understand that anaesthetists have a central role in the future of healthcare.

This is why the College remains focused on supporting its members through all stages of their careers, from the time they consider a career in medicine through to retirement.

The College is responsible for setting recruitment, training, and assessment standards. This is how we are able to attract and then support the best doctors from medical schools into our specialty.

We work closely with our members to:

  • support careers and workforce planning - supporting the careers of doctors from the time they consider a career in anaesthesia, through to retirement
  • enhance education and training - the specialty of anaesthesia is renowned for delivering high-quality education and training through an enthusiastic network of anaesthetists who hold specific educational roles and responsibilities.

Support is also provided through our management of the anaesthetic curriculum, our Regional Advisors (Anaesthesia) and our College Tutors. The development of the Lifelong Learning platform went live in 2018, which replaced the old e-Portfolio and incorporates logbook functionality.

We also support non-training grades through the development of the CPD online diary, CESR applications, and workforce planning and analysis.

If you have questions about anaesthetic recruitment, or the training and assessment standards we develop, please contact us.

Training 020 7092 1550 training@rcoa.ac.uk
Lifelong Learning 020 7092 1556 lifelong@rcoa.ac.uk
CPD 020 7902 1729 cpd@rcoa.ac.uk