IMPORTANT: Guidance for applications to ST4 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.


 Applicant Guide - ST4 DOWNLOAD

Anaesthetics ST4 Recruitment

Specialty & Level (Type of Work)                                    
Anaesthetics ST4
Recruitment Round                                                          August 2024
Type of Recruitment                                                         National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required        See Anaesthetics ST4 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 Appears                                                              Wednesday 15th November 2023
Apply from                                                                      Thursday 16th November 2023 (10am)
Closing Date                                                                  Thursday 7th December 2023 (4pm)
Self-Assessment Document Upload Window                Monday 15th January to Monday 22nd January 2024
Self-Assessment Verification Scores Released              Monday 12th February 2024
Self-Assessment Verification Appeal Window                Monday 12th February to Wednesday 14th February 2024
Invitations to Interview & Applicant Declaration              Wednesday 28th February 2024
Deadline for Interview & Applicant Declaration              Friday 1st March 2024
Interview Window                                                        Tuesday 12th March to Tuesday 9th April 2024
Offers From                                                                    Wednesday 17th April 2024
Hold Deadline                                                                  Tuesday 23rd April 2024 (1pm)
Upgrade Deadline                                                          Wednesday 24th April 2024 (1pm)     

*All times are UK times (GMT/BST)

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

Region ST4 Anaesthetics*
Health Education East Midlands 22
Health Education East of England 0-5
Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex 28-40
 Health Education London 57-80
Health Education North East 0-12
Health Education North West (Mersey & North Western) NW 1-29 Mer 1-13
Health Education South West (Peninsula & Severn) Pen 2-8 Sev 2-4
Health Education Thames Valley 15
Health Education Wessex 0-10
Health Education West Midlands 13-27
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber 0-36
NHS Education for Scotland 38
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 16
Health Education and Improvement Wales 9-12
*Vacancy numbers are indicative only and are subject to change.
Region Online Interview Dates 2024
London & KSS


East of England


North East TBC  
North West TBC  
Thames Valley


West Midlands TBC
Northern Ireland


Scotland TBC  
Wales TBC  


For applicants being considered in England and Wales you can interview at any online interview 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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