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:

  • Anaesthetics February 2023 ST4 recruitment
  • National recruitment
  • Medical and dental recruitment
  • Videos


Anaesthetics February 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 Confimation of Stage 1 Equivalence Certificate can also be found here.

  • Entry to ST4/Evidence of achievement table

The College have produced a table to help show the different routes of entry to ST4 and the evidence required for each.  


For  information on both CT1 and ST4 recruitment please see National recruitment section below.


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.

Medical and dental recruitment and selection

For applicants looking to apply to a specialty the following information will be held on the Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection website:

  • person specifications
  • indicative vacancy information
  • competition ratios
  • applicant guide
  • links to individual specialty recruitment pages.


ORIEL is a recruitment portal for all medical and dental training posts.  For more information on ORIEL, please go to the NHS Health Education West Midlands and Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection website


Simulated interview preparation videos CT1/ACCS (Anaesthetics) and ST4- February 2023 starts

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