Welcome to the Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office (ANRO)





The Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office at Health Education England working across the 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 (RCoA) throughout England, Scotland, Wales 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 2020 Applicant Handbook which is available at the NHS Specialty Training website

IMPORTANT: There has been changes to the 2020 Self-Assessment Criteria please make sure you familiarise yourself with this before applications open. It can be found in our download section 




2020 Recruitment


CT1 Applications (for August 2020 start date) open: Thursday 7th November 2020 (10am)

ST3 Applications (for August 2020 start date) open: Wednesday 29th January 2020 (10am)


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