Anaesthetics & ACCS (Anaesthetics) CT1 Applicant Guide

The Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office (ANRO) co-ordinates the nationally agreed and quality assured process for recruitment to Anaesthetics and ACCS Anaesthetics Core Training Programmes on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetics (RCoA).

Recruitment to Core Training will take place twice a year, once for August 2017 starts and once for February 2018 starts. Round 1 covers August 2017 commencement; Round 3 February 2017 commencement. This guide relates to Round 1.

All submitted applications for Anaesthetics training will be assessed using a standard, national and consistent staged process outlined below. This is an established selection process using modern methodologies that are fair, robust and fit for purpose.

For an Anaesthetics Training post an applicant makes one application for all participating HEE Local Offices or Deaneries. An applicant’s eligibility is assessed at longlisting and providing they are found eligible they will be allocated to a specific HEE Local Offices or Deanery to be considered for interview and appointment.

Applicants should only preference HEE Local Offices or Deaneries they are happy to work in. In making those decisions, researching the HEE Local Offices or Deaneries carefully is recommended.

You should also refer to both the Oriel Applicant User Guide (for technical help with the on-line application form) and the 2017 Medical Specialty Recruitment Applicant Handbook (for general information about the national recruitment processes administered by HEE).

Evaluation of the Interview Process

Anonymous data from the interview process including scores awarded and feedback collected on the day of the interview, will be used to evaluate and refine the national selection process.  Data may be correlated with anonymised scores from outcome measures during your future training such as success in professional examinations.


Advertisements will appear on: NHS Jobs; Universal Job Match; in the BMJ; and on the Oriel recruitment system on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

Applications will be accepted from 10.00am on Wednesday 9th November 2016 until 4.00pm Thursday 1st December 2016. Any applications must be made through the Oriel application system; applications will not be accepted in any other way. No late applications will be accepted.

Support for applicants experiencing problems with their application will be available from the Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office (ANRO) during normal office hours (i.e. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) for the duration of the application window.

Applications will be made through Oriel to ANRO, based at Health Education England working across the West Midlands, who will be coordinating the recruitment process on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Oriel can be accessed by going here.

Please be aware that the Oriel system does not support internet browsers that have reached the end of their product support lifecycle.

Anaesthetics and ACCS (Anaesthetics) will be recruited as one process, following the process outlined in this document.

If you wish to follow a career in Anaesthetics, you should apply with a single application which covers both core Anaesthetics and ACCS (Anaesthetics).  There is no need to submit a separate application for each.

Applicants wishing to apply for either of the other ACCS specialty streams (i.e. Acute Medicine and Emergency Medicine) should visit to find out how to apply for these.

Contact regarding your application will be via direct messaging through Oriel.

ANRO administrators should also send an email as a secondary form of communication. However, as emails are external to the Oriel system, delivery cannot be guaranteed and therefore this method of communication should not be relied upon.

You should also make sure that you are using an email account that you can access at any time and will not be blocked by your employer’s IT security system. If you are uncertain about this, you should check with your IT department at work.

At the time of application you will be asked to preference all HEE Local Offices or Deaneries that you would be prepared to work in.  Preferences cannot be amended once an application has been submitted.

Providing you meet the longlisting criteria and you rank a sufficient number of HEE Local Offices or Deaneries, you are guaranteed an interview.  Each applicant will have a maximum of one interview which will cover both Anaesthetics CT1 and ACCS (Anaesthetics) CT1.  You will not have a separate interview for each programme.

The HEE Local Office or Deanery that you are interviewed in will be decided based on your ranking against other applicants in relation to your self-assessment score and whether your chosen HEE Local Office or Deanery has capacity to interview you when your rank is reached (for more information please see section 13).

If you choose to preference just a few HEE Local Offices or Deaneries, you may find that you are not invited to interview.  You should understand that if you rank insufficient HEE Local Offices or Deaneries then you cannot be guaranteed an interview in one of your preferred locations - other, higher ranking applicants will not be displaced from their allocated interview slots to accommodate you.

A list of the HEE Local Offices or Deaneries recruiting at this level is available on ANRO website.

Please be reminded that the recruitment process is competitive with more applicants than posts available.

The application form will contain a number of self-assessment questions.  The score generated from this will be used to determine which HEE Local Offices or Deaneries you are interviewed in, and, ultimately considered for appointment in.

It is imperative that you answer the self-assessment questions accurately and honestly.  The self-assessment will be ratified as part of the Portfolio Station at interview and you will be required to provide evidence to support your score.  Deliberately falsifying or giving dishonest answers is in breach of Good Medical Practice and may result in you needing to be referred to the General Medical Council on the grounds of probity.

ANRO are not at liberty to advise applicants to put certain scores/answers for certain questions. The intention of applicants completing this part of the recruitment process is a reflection of where an applicant feels they are with regards to certain criteria considered important for a career in Anaesthetics.

If you feel you could justify giving yourself a certain score at an interview then you are encouraged to put that score on your application form. If you require further advice ANRO suggest talking to your Educational Supervisor and/or College Tutor.

Deferments to start date will only be considered for reasons stated in the Gold Guide (i.e. for statutory grounds such as maternity leave, ill health).

Deferment for any other reason will not be permitted.

If you wish to request a deferment to your start date, you need to declare this in your application form and contact your recruiting UoA as soon as possible.

From 2017, England, Scotland and Wales have introduced formalised processes to assist applicants to train in desired locations of the country.

Special Circumstances

To ensure that applicants with special circumstances and a requirement to train in a particular location are treated in a fair and consistent way, those applicants wishing to be considered for special circumstances pre allocation should ensure that they state this on their application form. If this applies to you, you will need to submit supporting evidence directly to ANRO, by email, as soon as your application has been submitted electronically. Requests for consideration of special circumstances submitted in any other way will not be accepted.

It is important that you review the relevant section in the 2017 Medical Specialty Recruitment Applicant Handbook (pages 20-21) for details on the eligibility criteria and administrative process.

Facilitated Placements

This process aims to offer solutions to applicants who have been allocated to different regions to their partner or family. The process is open to all applicants, except for those who are applying to academic posts, locally recruited posts or those looking to move into or out of Norther Ireland, who are not participating in the initiative.

Note: Applicants deferring their commencement in training will not be permitted to apply for a facilitated placement.

It is important that you review the relevant section in the 2017 Medical Specialty Recruitment Applicant Handbook (pages 22-24) for details on the eligibility criteria and administrative process.

GIS and Reasonable Adjustments

For any applicant that has a disability as described in the Equality Act (2010) you can request to be considered for interview under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) and also request reasonable adjustments at the interview venue.

ANRO will honour any GIS requests in line with the guidance, which states, if an applicant meets the minimum eligibility criteria and provides evidence to substantiate the information they have put in their application form; we will offer them an interview. ANRO will also attempt to make any requested reasonable adjustments to the interview venue.

There is a section on the application form where applicants can input information relating to this. If an applicant believes they qualify then further information will need to be provided to ANRO before Thursday 1st December 2016 to allow a review of the information to take place. This information needs to be sent in to Failure to provide supporting evidence before this deadline will mean ANRO are unable to review your requests.

Once applicants have been allocated to a HEE Local Office or Deanery, and booked an interview, ANRO expects any reasonable adjustment requests to be forwarded to the interviewing HEE Local Office or Deanery by the applicant.

International Medical Graduates please refer to national guidance from Health Education England and the UK Visas and Immigration to confirm whether or not you are eligible to apply.

Tier 4 Visa Applicants

Applicants with a Tier 4 visa, currently in a UK Foundation Programme who have graduated from a UK Medical school without a break between graduation and commencement of Foundation Programme will be eligible for consideration and will not be required to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

All applicants to CT1 posts are required to provide evidence of achievement of Foundation Competence within the 3 years prior to the intended commencement date for the advertised post(s). Foundation competency can be demonstrated in any of the following ways:

  • Currently on a Foundation Programme - Applicants currently undertaking a recognised foundation programme in the UK which is due to finish in August 2017, will need to confirm the name of their Foundation School but do not need to submit any other evidence at the point of application. Any offer of a training programme will be conditional upon successful completion of the Foundation Programme and being awarded a Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) before August 2017. Those applying who will require a delayed start date due to illness or maternity, will be permitted to apply and defer in order to allow them to complete their Foundation Programme.


  • Already completed a Foundation Programme - Applicants who have successfully completed the UK Foundation Programme no earlier than 1 January 2014 are required to upload their FACD 5.2 (FPCCs will be issued to Foundation doctors on completion of training from 2017) to their application form, at the time of application submission.


  • Currently on a Specialty Training Programme - Applicants currently in active clinical or clinical and academic practice in a UK educationally approved training post (CT/ST/LAT or equivalent), holding either a National Training Number (NTN) or Deanery Reference Number (DRN) will be considered as having had their foundation competences assessed on entry to their current post and do not need to demonstrate these again, regardless of when foundation competences were signed off.


  • Anybody who is not covered by the above - Applicants who do not fall into any of the above categories will be required to submit a 2017 Alternative Certificate of Foundation Competence signed by a consultant who has supervised them for at least 3 months (whole time equivalent and continuous period) since 1st August 2014. Forms from previous recruitment years will not be accepted.


    In addition, applicants are also required to have 12 months experience after achieving full registration with the GMC, or equivalent medical regulatory body, by the start date for the post they are applying for.

You may submit more than one Alternative Certificate from different posts in order to show evidence of achievement of all outcomes but all certificates must relate to posts undertaken for at least 3 continuous months (whole time equivalent) since 1st August 2014. Scanned copies of the certificates MUST be attached to the Oriel application form. Original document(s) will be requested at a later date. When submitting an Alternative Certificate, all competences must be signed as achieved at the time of application.

Applicants who answer yes to any of the Fitness to Practise questions on the application form will be required to provide further information, by no later than the closing date for applications, to the ANRO. Information should be sent in to the following email address: Please ensure that you include your name, application ID and specialty and level you are applying to.

Once you have been allocated to a UoA for interview, you will also need to provide evidence directly to them, using the appropriate email address from the list:

Deanery/LETB Email Address
Health Education East Midlands
Health Education East of England
Health Education Kent, Sussex and Surrey

Health Education North East
Health Education North West (Mersey & North Western)
Health Education South West (Severn & Peninsula;
Health Education Thames Valley
Health Education Wessex

Health Education West Midlands
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber
London Shared Services

NHS Education for Scotland

Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

Wales Deanery


LETBs/Deaneries will handle Fitness to Practise declarations in line with their local processes.

Specialty training posts and programmes are not normally available to any doctor who has previously relinquished or been released or removed from that training post/programme.

Support for Reapplication to Specialty

If you have previously resigned or been removed from a Anaesthetics/ACCS Anaesthetics training programme, you will need to provide full details of the resignation/release/removal. This must be provided on the Support for Reapplication to a Specialty Training Programme form and approved by both the Head of School/Training Programme Director and Postgraduate Dean in the HEE Local Office or Deanery where training was previously undertaken. This evidence will need to be uploaded to your Oriel account via the Document Upload dashboard as Supporting evidence and attached to your application at the point of application.

Any applications from excluded trainees without submitted evidence will not progress any further in the recruitment process


Support for Reapplication to Specialty Training in a Different Region

Trainees currently working in an Anaesthetics/ACCS Anaesthetics Core Training programme, applying to continue their training in another HEE Local Office or Deanery, without a break in service, will need to provide information relating to this. You must gain support from your current HEE Local Office or Deanery by completing the Support for Reapplication of Specialty Training in a Different Region form. This evidence will need to be uploaded to your Oriel account via the Document Upload dashboard as Supporting evidence and attached to your application at the point of application.

Any applications without submitted evidence will not progress any further in the recruitment process.

This form exists to ensure that any applicant moving region is currently performing to the required standard (i.e. satisfactory progress at ARCP).


Following the deadline for receipt of applications, ANRO will conduct longlisting on all applicants, regardless of the HEE Local Offices or Deaneries applied to.

If you fail to meet the following criteria your application will be longlisted out and you will not progress any further in the recruitment process:

  • Eligible for full registration with the General Medical Council, at the time of appointment

  • No more than 18 months experience in Anaesthetics (excluding Foundation modules), by time of appointment, anywhere in the world (to include training and non-training posts)

  • Appropriate immigration status to allow you to take up a training post

  • Evidence that Foundation Competences have been achieved no earlier than 1st  January 2014, or that you are currently in a Foundation Programme and are expected to achieve all competences by August 2017 (where Foundation Competences were achieved prior to 1st August 2014, a completed 2017 Alternative Certificate of Foundation Competencies should be uploaded to your application form)

  • Confirmation that you have not previously been removed from an Anaesthetics Training Programme

Applicants that fail to meet all of the longlisting requirements by the closing date for applications will not be processed any further.  Responsibility lies with you, as the applicant to, demonstrate fully in your application form that you are eligible for the post you are applying for.



As you progress through your application, it may become apparent that you will be required to upload some form of documentation to allow ANRO to assess your eligibility.

If you are required to do this then in order to help ANRO you are required to follow some ‘house rules’:

  • Please ensure that the document is uploaded as a whole and not in separate pages

  • Please ensure that the document is appropriately named for clarity to allow ANRO to understand what it is they will be opening

  • Please ensure that the document is uploaded in to the correct document section

Please ensure that all required documentation is uploaded by the required deadlines.

ANRO reserve the right to request re-submission of documentation if the above rules are not followed.


On completion of the longlisting process, all applicants that have met the minimum eligibility criteria will be considered for interview.

Each HEE Local Office or Deanery will notify ANRO of the maximum number of interviews it wishes to carry out.

The HEE Local Offices or Deaneries that interviews you will be determined by your self-assessment score.  All applicants that apply will be nationally ranked according to their self-assessment score and interview slots will be allocated in rank order.

If, when your name is reached in the ranked list, your first choice preference has interview slots available then you will be allocated an interview in that HEE Local Offices or Deaneries.  However, if all of the interview slots have already been filled, you will be transferred to your next highest preference that still has interview slots available.

If you are transferred to another HEE Local Office or Deanery for interview, this will become your first choice preference (Oriel will automatically change this) and you will only be considered for appointment with that HEE Local Office or Deanery.  You will not be considered for appointment in the region that was ranked first on your original application form.

Interview invitations will be sent out by ANRO on Monday 19th December 2016.


At the time of application, you will just make one application that will be considered for both Anaesthetics CT1 and ACCS (Anaesthetics) CT1 and you will not be asked to make a distinction between the two.

Once you have been allocated to a HEE Local Office or Deanery for interview, you will be asked to make more detailed programme and geographical preferences (referred to as sub-preferences).  These sub-preferences will need to be made on Oriel and your stated sub-preferences will be used when offers are made.  Please be aware that sub-preferences expressed in any other way will not be taken into consideration.

If you place any of the sub-preference options in the not wanted box, you will never receive an offer for these rotations/programmes, even if this means that you are bypassed in the offers process and a lower ranked applicant is made an offer instead of you.  ANRO therefore advise that you should only move sub preferences to the not wanted box if you are certain that you would not want to receive an offer from them.

If you fail to express your sub-preferences online and you are made an offer, you should expect that the offer made will be for one of the least popular rotations in the allocated HEE Local Offices or Deaneries.  You will also not be eligible for an upgrade as there will be no higher preference rotation that you could be upgraded into.

The interview window will take place between Tuesday 3rd January 2017 and Friday 3rd February 2017 (inclusive).

Interview dates for individual HEE Local Offices or Deaneries can be found on ANRO website.

On the day of the interview, please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to get to the interview venue and ensure that you take a hard copy of your portfolio of evidence with you, as access to e-portfolio will not be available at the interview.  Guidance on preparing your portfolio for interview is available on ANRO website.  It is important that your portfolio contains evidence to support every score you have awarded yourself in self-assessment.

If you are invited for interview and are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances or an emergency, you must contact the interviewing HEE Local Offices or Deaneries directly to ascertain whether alternative arrangements can be made. It is important to note that alternative arrangements cannot be guaranteed.

Mobile phones and other electronic devices have no place at interview and should be left at home wherever possible.  Mobile phones or electronic devices brought to interview must be switched off and fully deactivated for the duration of the interview. Non-compliance to the above may lead to disqualification from the process and you will not proceed to the next stage.

Important: On arrival at interview, if you find you have a conflict of interest with a panel member, for example you are already familiar with them and you are not comfortable in being interviewed by them; it is your responsibility to inform a member of the recruitment team at your earliest opportunity so that alternative arrangements can be made, such as being interviewed by a neutral panel member.

A standardised interview/selection format is in place, which is mandatory for all Anaesthetics and ACCS (Anaesthetics) interviews, to ensure that there is a consistent national standard. The standardised format incorporates a generic scoring system and structure for interviews across all HEE Local Offices or Deaneries but allows the addition of locally preferred stations to complement the nationally standardised stations.

At each of the standard stations, you will be assessed by two consultant assessors.  Each assessor will score you independently.

The national stations are as follows:

Clinical Interview – 10 minutes

This is a scenario based interview assessing:

  • Clinical judgment and decision making

  • Working under pressure

  • Teamwork

You will be given the clinical scenario on the day and will be allowed up to 5 minutes to read the scenario before you enter the station

Portfolio (Paper Based Only) – 20 minutes

The Portfolio station is designed to assess past achievements, commitment to specialty and career progression to date.  10 minutes of the station time will be used to confirm your self-assessment score.  You will therefore be expected to have evidence to show for each of the self-scoring domains.  Failure to supply suitable evidence to fully support the score awarded will result in your score being reduced.

The second half of the Portfolio station will be used to explore areas of your portfolio in more detail.  In particular, assessment will be made on evidence of reflective practice, your commitment/insight into Anaesthetics and your commitment to the training programme/HEE Local Offices or Deaneries you are applying for.  Achievements and interests outside of medicine will also be taken into account, and may or may not be questioned on.

Presentation – 10 minutes (5 minutes delivery, 5 minutes questions)

This station gives you an opportunity to demonstrate how you can perform, with an associated time pressure, to prepare and deliver a presentation.  Topics are carefully chosen so that this exercise tests the delivery of a presentation in challenging circumstances rather than being a pure test of knowledge.

You will be given the presentation topic on the day and will be given 10 minutes to prepare your presentation prior to entering the station.

Assessors will score you against the following domains:

  • Communication

  • Working under pressure

  • Organisation and planning

Global Rating

In addition, for each of the three national standard stations, you will be given a ‘Global Rating’ score. This relates to an assessor’s professional judgement of the overall performance of the applicant at a particular station. Information on what is looked for in this domain can be found on in the appropriate scoring guidance document available from here.

Locally Preferred Additional Stations

Individual HEE Local Offices or Deaneries are able to supplement the above three standardised stations with additional, locally preferred stations.  If used, these will be designed to test attributes described in the national Person Specification.  If HEE Local Offices or Deaneries choose to adopt local stations, it is expected that when applicants are invited to interview they would be informed of this by the interviewing HEE Local Offices or Deaneries and the attributes that are being tested.

For an applicant to be deemed appointable, they need to score a minimum of 110 in the three standard national stations (Portfolio, Clinical Interview and Presentation).

Applicants will not be eligible to be offered an Anaesthetics post in this recruitment round if they do not score the minimum in the national stations, regardless of their performance in any local stations.

Applicants can score above the national cut-off (i.e. 110) and still be vetoed out of the process for particularly poor performance at a station. Vetoed applicants will not be considered for appointment in the recruiting HEE Local Offices or Deaneries and will not be eligible for clearing.

A score of 1 for Global Rating from each of the assessors in a particular station is the only way that an applicant can be vetoed, however, an applicant could score two 1s and a decision could be made not to veto. A discussion between the assessors and the clinical lead on the day will take place for any applicants who could potentially be vetoed and the final decision will rest with the clinical lead. ANRO expect detailed notes to be made in this instance.

There may be times during the Selection Centre where you are observed in one or more stations. This could be by a Senior Trainee, Lay Representative or External Assessor. The purpose of these roles is to ensure that quality, consistency and standardisation is present throughout all selection centres. Furthermore, it allows for areas of best practice to be established and shared.

 ANRO can confirm that these observers will have no role in the assessment of an applicant and will play no part in deciding the appointability of an applicant.


All offers will be made on Oriel by ANRO. Offers received in any other way will be deemed invalid.  If you are made an offer, you will need to respond to this on Oriel.

The first wave of offers will be sent out by ANRO on Monday 20th February 2017. Please do not contact ANRO about offers prior to this date, as it could delay the release.

You will be given 48 hours (exclusive of weekends) to respond to an offer and have the option to accept, decline or hold.

If you fail to respond to an offer within the 48 hour window you will be deemed to have declined the offer.

Once you have accepted a post, you will not receive any further offers from any other specialties within the same recruitment round.

Offers that are declined will be recycled and offered in rank order to other applicants.

Only one offer can be held at any one time, across all specialty applications in the same round. If you are already holding an offer, and try to hold another offer, the original held post will be automatically declined by the system. If you choose to hold an offer, you can hold this up until 1.00pm on Thursday 9th March 2017.

Before this deadline, you will be required to go back into Oriel and make a final decision on the offer.  Any offers still held when the deadline is reached will be deemed to have been declined and the system will automatically change your status to show that you have declined the post. After the hold deadline has passed, any offers made will only have the option of accept or decline.



You will be able to express more detailed preferences for training programme and geography within the HEE Local Offices or Deaneries (please see Programme Preferences).

If you rank highly enough to be made an offer, this will be made to the highest ranked sub preference that is available when your interview rank is reached.  If you are happy with this offer, you can choose to simply accept it.

However, if you would like the option of getting one of your higher ranked sub preferences, should they become available, you can opt into upgrading.  The upgrading option is available to all offers that have been held or accepted, but not where an offer has been declined.  An applicant who has accepted or held an offer can opt in or out of upgrading at any time during the window which runs until 4pm Thursday 16th March 2017.

If you opt into upgrading and a higher sub preference offer becomes available, the upgrade will be automatic.  You will be placed in the higher sub preference post without ANRO making any further contact with you and you will not be given 48 hours to decide whether you wish to accept or decline the new post.  If an upgrade is made, the previously held or accepted post will be released and will be reoffered to another applicant.

Depending on the way you rank your sub preferences, it is possible that you could receive an upgrade from a core Anaesthetics training programme to an ACCS (Anaesthetics) one and vice versa.

Once you have been upgraded you will be contacted via an automated email message to inform you of this.  Details of the upgrade made will be available in the Oriel System.

Once the upgrading deadline has passed, no further upgrades will be offered, even if one of your higher preferences becomes available at a later date.

You are required to give details of your last three clinical or educational supervisors from your current post, your previous post and the post before that. You will be able to amend referee details on Oriel up until the point the reference has been submitted.

Referees are required to submit references electronically, using an on-line referee portal in Oriel, once offers have been released. You will be advised, via your Oriel portal, when your referee has submitted their reference.

All offers made will be on the condition of the HEE Local Office or Deanery receiving three satisfactory references. Obtaining references is an applicant’s responsibility. The HEE Local Office or Deanery will NOT chase your referees.

In rare cases there may be a need for your reference to be provided on paper. We will instruct you if this is necessary. You can download a Structured National Reference Form from the Oriel Resource Bank.

Clearing will be available to applicants who were deemed appointable at interview but who have not been made an offer.  It will not include applicants who have been made an offer that they chose to decline.

If you are eligible, you will be asked to preference the clearing posts. CT1 clearing posts and offers will not be subject to a further interview. 

Offers made in clearing will only able to accept or decline.  They cannot be held and they will not be upgraded (as the deadlines will have passed), even if a higher sub preferenced post becomes available at a later date.

You will only receive a maximum of one offer in clearing. If this offer is declined you will not receive any further offers.

Applicants will be given feedback throughout the recruitment process and will not need to make a formal request to receive it.

Applicants that are rejected at the longlisting stage will be advised of the reason why their application was rejected; Selection Centre feedback will be released up to seven days after the initial offer date.

Applicants who wish to request feedback above and beyond the standard feedback that is provided (i.e. their actual scoresheets) can do so by making a request to their interviewing region. Please ensure you contact the region where you were interviewed directly and explain in the email that you wish to receive anonymised scoresheets. You will be required to confirm your identity however will not be charged for this.

ANRO expect the scoresheets to be released to applicants within 20 working days however applicants must be aware that, in busy periods, this could take longer to receive.

There is no further feedback that can be provided after scoresheets have been requested.

The appointing HEE Local Office/Deanery will contact you directly if you have missing interview documentation after offers have been accepted. Applicants will then have a responsibility to ensure the appointing HEE Local Office/Deanery is in receipt of all the required paperwork by no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

There is a risk that if the required paperwork is not provided by this date that an applicant’s offer could be withdrawn.


Any vacancies that are left unfilled at the end of this process will be re-advertised as another national process for commencement in February 2018 (commonly known as Round 3).



The offer and allocation of a Training Programme referred to above is NOT an offer of employment. An employment contract detailing the terms and conditions of employment will be issued by the responsible employing organisation and is made subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. Your offer of employment will include the name of your employer, the start date and length of the period of employment, the location, the hours, the minimum rate of remuneration and the notice period applicable.

Information regarding pay, hours, sick pay and annual leave entitlements, notice period, study leave, pension scheme etc. are set out in the national terms and conditions available from NHS Employers. A framework for a written contract of employment for Anaesthetic specialty registrars is also available from the BMA. Individual HEE Local Office or Deanery websites may also provide additional local information and links to individual employer websites.

The employing organisation carry out a number of pre-employment checks before an offer of employment can be confirmed. These will include verification of identity, registration and qualifications, right to work (immigration), employment history and employment reference checks (these are different from the clinical reference checks that the HEE Local Office or Deanery needs), a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check. Some of these (verification of identify, registration and qualifications and right to work for example) may also be undertaken by the HEE Local Office or Deanery during the recruitment process.

Any claims for expenses incurred in travelling to an interview should be made to the HEE Local Office/Deanery that interviewed you, not ANRO.

Please contact the local interviewing HEE Local Office/Deanery for further guidance on their expenses policy.

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