IMPORTANT: Guidance for applications to CT1 Core/ACCS Anaesthetics for 2024 has now been uploaded. It is important to please note there have been changes made to the guidance ahead of 2024 recuitment.

We advise applicants to please read ALL 2024 guidances carefully to ensure they are aware of all changes to the criteria that have been made.


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CT1 Anaesthetics & ACCS Anaesthetics Recruitment

Specialty & Level (Type of Work)                                    
Anaesthetics Core/ACCS Anaesthetics CT1
Recruitment Round                                                          August 2024
Type of Recruitment                                                         National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required       
See Anaesthetics Core/ACCS CT1 Person Specification       
Anticipated Start Date                                                        Wednesday 7th August 2024
Competition Ratios                                                           Visit Specialty Training Website
Contact Us                                                                         Email Recruitment Team
Application Process                                                         See Medical Specialty Recruitment Applicant Handbook 2024
Online Recruitment Portal                                                 Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert                                                                               Oriel
Advert Appears                                                                 Wednesday 25th October 2023
Apply from                                                                        Thursday 26th October 2023 (10am)
Applications Close                                                          Thursday 23rd November 2023 (4pm)
Invitations to MSRA  (W/E)                                              No later than Thursday 14th December 2023
MSRA Window                                                                Thursday 4th January to Tuesday 16th January 2024
MSRA Results (W/C)                                                         Monday 5th February 2024

Invitations to Interview & Applicant Declaration                                 

Wednesday 14th February 2024
Deadline for Interview & Applicant Declaration                Friday 16th February 2024 (4pm)
Sub Preferences Open                                                      Thursday 15th February 2024
Interview Window                                                            Monday 26th February to Friday 8th March 2024
Offers Released                                                                         Monday 25th March 2024 (by 5pm)
Hold Deadline                                                                  Thursday 4th April 2024 (1pm)
Upgrade Deadline                                                            Tuesday 9th April 2024 (4pm)    

*All times are UK times (GMT/BST)*

*Please look at the online interview tab for specific dates within the window*


Region ACCS Anaesthetics* Core Anaesthetics*
Health Education East Midlands


Health Education East of England 0-14 0-8
Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex 15-17 25-31
Health Education London 28-32 54-58
Health Education North East 20-22 0-5
Health Education North West (Mersey & North Western) Mer 1-4 NW 1-18 Mer 1-15 NW 0-2
Health Education South West (Peninsula & Severn) Pen 1-11 Sev 13-14 Pen 1-8 Sev 1-5
Health Education Thames Valley 0-4 0-7
Health Education Wessex 0-3 8-15
Health Education West Midlands 10-40 0-5
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber 21-24 1-5
NHS Education for Scotland 16 49
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 4 16
Health Education and Improvement Wales 14-16 10-12
*Vacancy numbers are indicative only and are subject to change.
Region Online Interview Dates 2024
East of England

Monday 26th February 2024; Tuesday 5th March 2024.

North East Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th February 2024.
North West

Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th & Friday 8th March 2024.

South West  Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th February 2024.
Wessex Friday 1st March 2024.
West Midlands Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th February; Friday 1st March 2024.  
Yorkshire & Humber Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th February; Friday 1st March 2024.  
Northern Ireland Thursday 7th & Friday 8th March 2024.  
Scotland Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th February; Friday 1st, Monday 4th March, Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 12th March 2024  
Wales Thursday 7th & Friday 8th March 2024.  

For applicants being considered in England and Wales you can interview at any selection centre in these regions and will be considered for all posts in these regions.

For applicants applying to Northern Ireland & Scotland you can only interview in Northern Ireland and be considered for posts in Northern Ireland and interview in Scotland and be considered for posts in in Scotland. 

Selection Centre Dates can be subject to change

Eligibility Criteria, Applicant Guide and Other Recruitment Documents

  • Please refer to the relevant Person Specification[s] for eligibility criteria and read the immigration statement in the 2024 Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes in this round of recruitment.
  • Applicant FAQ's will be answered by the Applicant Guide, if you still require assistance after referring to this please contact ANRO using the contact us page.

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