Specialty Applications

Anaesthetics ST4 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

The information and documents included on this page are to help you prepare for your future specialty training applications.

The information is from specialty training posts advertised in 2023, with a start date from August 2024. Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Training Programme:Anaesthetics ST4
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):48
Recruitment Lead:Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries email:england.anro@nhs.net
Enquiries:https://anro.wm.hee.nhs.uk/
Information:

The Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office (ANRO) at NHS England (formerly Health Education England) working across the Midlands is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into Anaesthetics ST4 posts in the United Kingdom. 

ST4 Anaesthetics Information

Anaesthetists form the largest single-hospital medical specialty, and their skills are used in all aspects of patient care. Whilst the preoperative anaesthetic care of the surgical patient is the core of specialty work (and this includes all types of surgery from simple body surface surgery in adults to the most complex surgery in patients of all ages, including the premature new born) many anaesthetists have a much wider scope of practice which may include:

  • The preoperative preparation of surgical patients
  • The resuscitation and stabilisation of patients in the Emergency Department
  • Pain relief in labour and obstetric anaesthesia
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Transport of acutely ill and injured patients
  • Pre-hospital emergency care
  • Pain medicine including:
  • The relief of post-operative pain
  • Acute pain medicine and the management of acute teams
  • Chronic and cancer pain management
  • The provision of sedation and anaesthesia for patients undergoing various procedures outside the operating theatre. Examples of this include different endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology and dental surgery (this list is not exclusive)

Application Process & Eligibility Information 

You can start your application via the Apply button.

The expected outcome of the training programme is CCT/CESR/CESR CP, subject to satisfactory progression and completion. Information on the length of training programme (subject to level of entry) can be found on the RCOA Website.

Before applying, please read the Person Specification to assess your suitability for the post.

In the event of further training opportunities becoming available within this specialty in any of the programmes managed by the Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office, shortlisted candidates may also be considered for these posts.

In order to assess whether or not you have the requisite competencies or equivalent, refer to the Specialty Training website.

Please upload all required evidence of competencies to your application form when completing it online. For those experiencing difficulties uploading evidence, please ensure you email the evidence to ANRO by the application deadline.

All medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that all medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and can apply for any specialty in any recruitment round, subject to eligibility.

It is strongly suggested that you read the Medical Specialty Recruitment applicant guide to familiarise yourself with the immigration information contained within.

Key Dates and Information 

Online Interview dates and details can be viewed on the ANRO website

Posts commence from Wednesday 7th August 2024. 

The expected duration of the programme is 4 years however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual. 

Please note that the Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office and NHS England (formerly HEE) working across the Midlands have a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submission deadline. 

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that these placements and/or programmes have the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share. 

Additional Information

Please visit the ANRO website to find out the following information:

  • Indicative number of posts available
  • Online Interview Dates
  • Applicant Guidance
  • Recruitment documents

Please be aware that although trainees’ preferences are considered when making decisions on placement, final decisions take into account the service needs of all sites within our training programmes.

Online Interview Process

Information on the online interview process is available from ANRO website.

Document checking

When invited to an online interview, candidates will be informed of all documents that they are required to show.

Programme Preferences

Programme preferences/Sub-preferences will be made available via the Oriel System as stated in the applicant guidance available from ANRO website.

Pay Scales

Please follow the links below for information about salary scales in the participating nations.

England: https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/pay-and-conditions-circulars-medical-and-dental-staff

Scotland: http://www.msg.scot.nhs.uk/pay/medical/junior-doctors

Wales: https://www.nhs.wales/hpb/nhs-pay-conditions/

Northern Ireland: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/doh-hsc-tc8-03-2022.PDF

Enquiries

A general applicant guide can be downloaded from the Specialty Training website and the Anaesthetics applicant guide is available from the ANRO website.

During the recruitment window please visit the ANRO website regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact ANRO

For further national information please visit the Specialty Training website. 

Links

The following links were included within the advertisement. Some links may only be live or working during the application and recruitment window.

Documents

No documents were included in the advertisement. See the Links and Job Advert sections for links to further information and resources.

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Anaesthetics ST4 application form page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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For further information and all competition data please see the Competition Ratios page.

Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Anaesthetics fill rates page.