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East of England

Stage 1 Training in Anaesthesia in the East of England, 2021 Curriculum


Stage 1 of training consists of three years. It forms the start of a career in anaesthesia and gives a trainee a comprehensive introduction to elective and emergency anaesthetic practice and preoperative care.

All hospitals with trainees are recognised to provide the RCOA curriculum for Stage 1 training, leading to the CCT in anaesthesia. CCT Guides are available in full from the RCOA website.

Rotations consist of 2 years in one hospital, and one year in another, in order to deliver the curriculum requirements. The School has tried to keep the hospitals as geographically close to each other as feasible. These rotations are accepted at the time of appointment, to allow time to plan domestic arrangements.

All stage 1 and ACCS anaesthetics rotations are designed to rotate between two hospital sites, these details are included in the job offer which you have accepted. Please note that changes to these rotations are not permitted, as per the GMC guidance ( Ref: Good Medical Practice, point 38 ).

In the event of an exceptional change in your circumstances, resulting in a request to change rotations, each case will be reviewed by the Head of School and subsequently the Deputy Postgraduate Dean.

Click here to access the Stage 1 Training Handbook.

Click here for Stage 1 Practical Procedures summary prior to ARCP.

For trainees remaining on the 2010 curriculum, click here to access the core training workbook.

Click here to access information about regional teaching and simulation courses.

Click here for information about Stage 2 and Stage 3 training in the East of England School of Anaesthesia.