Health Education West Midlands is responsible for managing applications for Core Anaesthetic Training at CT1, and ST posts in Anaesthetics. Recruitment occurs twice a year for posts starting in August and February.
The closing date for applications for Core Anaesthetic Training posts beginning in August 2018 was 30th November 2017, at 4pm. Applications for entry into ST3 training closed on February 21st. Information for entry in February 2019 at CT1 and ST3 has yet to be released.
Person Specification for Core Anaesthetic Training
Candidates wishing to submit applications for core anaesthetics must
- have an MBBS degree, or equivalent;
- be eligible for full GMC registration, with a current license to practise, at the intended start date of the post;
- have achieved foundation competencies in the three and half years before the start date of the post, and provide
- proof of employment in a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme, or
- proof of 12 months’ experience after full GMC registration, or equivalent, and evidence of having achieved foundation competencies, such as a valid FPCC (FACD 5.2), or an Alternative Certificate of Foundation Competence form.
- be eligible to work in the UK, and fit to practise safely;
- be up to date with practice, and more generally aware of their training needs;
- demonstrate written and spoken English skills that enable them to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues
- meet the GMC requirement that applicants have a score of at least 7.0 in speaking, listening, reading, and writing as assessed by their IELTS test, with an overall score of 7.5.
- meet professional health requirements, as set out in the GMC’s ‘Good Medical Practice’;
- provide complete details about their employment history, and evidence that their career progression is in line with their personal circumstances;
- provide evidence that their current level of achievement is in line with the length of time they have been training
- have 18 months’ or less experience of working in anaesthetics by the time the post starts, excluding time spent working in anesthetics during foundation training; and
- notify the Training Programme Directory if applying to continue training in the same specialty in a different region.
Removal from Programmes
Additionally, candidates for CAT must not have
- relinquished, or been released or removed from a training programme in anaesthetics – unless they received an Annual Review of Competence Progression outcome of one, or if there were extenuating circumstances; and
- been removed from, or relinquished a post or programme, or resigned from a post or programme, which resulted in a failure to obtain the award of a Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) (Foundation Achievement of Competence Document (FACD) 5.2) unless there were extenuating circumstances.
Longlisting Applications for Core Anaesthetic Training
Applicants will not make the longlist for Core Anaesthetic Training if they
- are ineligible for full registration with the GMC at the time of their appointment;
- have more than 18 months’ experience in anaesthetics, excluding foundation training, by the time of their appointment – including training and non-training posts in any location including outside the UK;
- have an immigration status that prohibits them from working in a training post;
- lack evidence showing that they achieved foundation competences within the three years before the intended start date of the post; or
- have been removed from an anaesthetics training programme.
Reapplication for Specialty Training
In general, specialty training posts and programmes are not available to doctors who have previously relinquished or have been removed from a training post or programme. If they have resigned or been removed from a training programme they must provide full details about their resignation, release, or removal by completing a Support for Reapplication to a Specialty Training Programme form. The Head of School or Training Programme Director, and HEE Local Office of Deanery postgraduate dean must approve the reapplication.
Trainees wishing to train in another HEE Local Office or Deanery without a break require the support of their Deanery or local office. They must also complete the Support for Reapplication of Specialty Training in a Different Region form.