The Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office at Health Education West Midlands is the responsible organisation for coordinating CT1 and ST3 recruitment to Anaesthetics specialty training posts (including ACCS Anaesthetics) within the NHS. This responsibility is carried out on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Recruitment to anaesthetics training programmes is conducted twice-yearly for August and February commencement.
It is recommended that potential applicants familiarise themselves with the 2016 Applicant Handbook which is available at the NHS Specialty Training website.
For future appointments the 'white boxes' on the self score application forms are to be removed as the majority of candidates spend a significant time entering data, and this information is not available to the assessors at interview. This change does not absolve the candidate of the responsibility to provide evidence at interview for their choice of the score selected by them.