Welcome to the North West Deaneries' new recruitment page. Here we will host information on applying to anaesthesia nationally along with information on job opportunities within the deanery itself at all levels. 

North West Deanery:

This map shows the location of each trust in the North West Deanery. For Stage 1 training you will rotate throughout the entire deanery with 3 placements of 1 year's duration, each at a different hospital. Depending on your training needs, you will spend one of your 3 years in one of the following hospitals: Lancaster, Blackpool, Preston or Blackburn.

In Stage 2 & 3 training you will rotate throughout the entire deanery depending on your training needs. If you click on your selected trust you will see induction information for that site.

North West Clinical Fellow Posts 

The North West Deanery acknowledges the challenges faced in the recent round of recruitment by trainees and a list of clinical fellow posts can be found on the google drive below.

National Recruitment Information

The RCOA website contains vital information and resources into recruitment at a national level for CT & ST posts. The RCOA has recently released an update regarding ST3 Recruitment. Importantly it currently has information regarding the impact of COVID on recruitment and the steps being taken to mitigate those issues. 

The Anaesthetics National Recruitment Office (ANRO) coordinates the national recruitment for anaesthesia and again has key information such as person specifications and key dates. 

Guidance For Core Anaesthesia Application

This group of 4 lectures have been designed to assist foundation doctors hoping to apply for core training in anaesthesia. The lectures cover:

RCOA Recruitment Committee Webinars

The RCoA Recruitment Committee are hosting webinars for trainees on ‘Interview Format and How to Prepare’ for those intending to apply for August 2024 or Feb 2025 starts.

These will be for both CT1 and ST4 entry points. The webinars are free to attend, dates and registration links are below.

Webinars will be held on Zoom, click on the stage of training applicable to you to register:

CT1 Interview Format and How To Prepare: Thursday 25 January 2024, 7pm to 8.30pm

ST4 Interview Format and How To Prepare: Thursday 15 February 2024, 7pm to 8.30pm

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