Whilst the future effects of the recent Pandemic are still unknown, the School of Anaesthesia would like to say a big


to all the trainees and trainers for their spectacular hard work, both clinically and in their dedication to their training and future careers. The ARCP season is drawing to a close and the level of attainment and progression has been amazing by all trainees despite the changes to working conditions, working environment and the significant stresses of dealing with the outbreak. Thank you for being truly professional and it is an honour to work alongside you all.

If the current situation changes we are conscious of the potential for further “information overload” and for any posted information to become rapidly out of date again. Therefore, we will continue to provide some general advice for all, and links to National resources for more specific guidance, rather than duplicate information on this site.

HEE has provided a hub for information relating to impacts of COVID on training HERE. There are links to GMC and Academy of Royal Colleges information from here too.

FICM/RCoA have created a clinical resource hub HERE. Guidelines on intubation and ICU care currently published or in development.


General advice

Please ensure that you undergo fit testing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training at your local hospital. Most departments are providing simulation sessions for this vital preparation. Please contact your local department.

Trainees who are pregnant or who have any long term health issues that put them at additional risk are advised to discuss this with their Educational Supervisor and/or College Tutor so that appropriate action can be taken.

Please look after yourselves and each other. This is a situation that none of us have faced before and it will affect each of us differently. There will already be communication groups and information sharing going on in your department. The ICS has provided a wellbeing page with resources available HERE

If you have specific training concerns then please contact your College Tutor, TPD or your Heads of School through the contacts page on this website HERE.

If you are interested in working at the Harrogate Nightingale Hospital then please read the letter sent to the TPDs and College Tutors by the Heads of School HERE



The School of Anaesthesia is responsible for the delivery of training in Anaesthesia in West, South, North/East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Yorkshire is a vast area with a population of approximately 5 million which incorporates 21 major hospitals. There are 3 regional training programmes within the School, based around the teaching hospitals in each region, namely, the East (Hull), West (Leeds) and South (Sheffield). Each programme provides training in all areas of the 2010 curriculum, has well organised teaching and enviable exam pass rates.

Recruitment to Core Training (CT) and Specialist Training (ST) is a national process, information about which can be found on the Specialty Recruitment site. Timescales, vacancies, person specifications and 'how to apply' can all be found here. More information about recruitment arrangements can be found by contacting the Training Programme Directors from each region. 




Using this site

The main sub-sections of information are available through the five boxes above, or through the clickable Anaesthesia Menu at the top of the page.

The video below offers a brief guide to navigating the site.

The most commonly accessed content is in the Document Library and QUICKLINKS 

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT page is under development for Trainers.

To report a broken link or inaccurate information click HERE