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 August 2023 ST4 recruitment
  • FAQs ST4 Self-Assessment 
  • Simulated interview preparation videos CT1/ACCS (Anaesthetics) and ST4
  • Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office
  • Recruitment trainee anaesthesia events


Anaesthetics August 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 Confirmation of Stage 1 Equivalence Certificate can also be found here.


FAQs ST4 self assessment

As well as further developing and producing the ST4 self assessment guidance which can be found under the 'Downloads' section of the ANRO website , the RCoA Recruitment Committee have also put together frequently asked questions for ST4 self assessment. However please note that the information you are looking for may already be in the guidance.

For FAQs on ST4 self assessment please follow this link


Simulated interview preparation videos CT1/ACCS (Anaesthetics) and ST4

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 


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.


Recruitment trainee anaesthesia events

The RCoA Recruitment Committee hosted an event in January aimed at those that go onto interview for CT1/ACCS (Anaesthesia) . The live online event was to showcase the new multi-station platform.  The recording is now available to watch via this link.

A similar event will be held for those that go onto interview for ST4.  However the ST4 event in February is now full but it will be recorded and we will be able to send out after the event.

  • Online ST4 Thursday 16 February 2023  6.30pm to 8pm.  (please note the ST4 event is now full). Please email if you would like to be sent a recording after the event.


Useful links

National recruitment for Intensive care medicine

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Academic Clinical Posts (ACFs)


Contact us


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