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Specialty Training in the School

Our School offers specialist training at several of our hospitals, and Fellowships in key areas of anaesthetic training.

Academic Anaesthesia and Research

Academic training is essential for the future of the specialty of anaesthesia. Academic training opportunities in anaesthesia can be dived into four categories: Core training in research for all trainees Exposure to research at a local level (e.g. institutional or regional research fellowships, and trainee network projects) Training posts that explicitly recruit aspiring clinical academics, … Read more

Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia appeals to anaesthetists who enjoy ‘big’ cases and anaesthetising high risk patients for life-changing surgery. It features lines, gadgets, rapidly fluctuating physiology and a dynamic theatre environment Whether you’re interested in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia or not this speciality has it all and is one that will provide rich educational experiences that will stay with … Read more

ENT and Airway

The School has several hospitals where general ENT experience (including paediatrics) can be gained, and two specialised units.   The Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital (RNTNE) is a specialist hospital. UCLH also has specialised Head-and-Neck services. UCLH recently became the designated specialist centre for the treatment of head and neck cancer for the … Read more

Intensive Care Medicine

All Anaesthetic trainees must complete the equivalent of 9 month’s training in Intensive Care Medicine; 3 months each at core, intermediate and higher levels. Core Level At core level; the ICM block will be in the CT2 year, which is delivered in a DGH. For ACCS trainees, the training programme includes 6 months in ICM … Read more


The North Central School of Anaesthesia offers many opportunities to undertake obstetric anaesthesia. Our trainees at CT2/ST3 level are introduced to covering the labour ward. General obstetric teaching and cover is available at both of the teaching hospitals within the school -the Royal Free and UCLH – and we also have busy units at the … Read more

Pain Medicine

“It is divine to alleviate pain” The ability to be able to treat acute pain effectively, prevent it becoming a chronic issue, and managing it when it does is an immensely rewarding skill. Pain medicine encompasses all of these areas and involves working with a wider multidisciplinary team to achieve its goals. All trainees will … Read more

Perioperative Medicine

North-Central School of Anaesthesia: perioptimistic about training   As we find ourselves now more than ever delivering care to a population of patients considered to be at high-risk of major morbidity and mortality in the perioperative period, anaesthesia continues to evolve training programmes to ensure frontline workforce skills.   In our school of anaesthesia we have … Read more

Regional Anaesthesia

Regional techniques are an important part of anaesthesia. The hospitals in the School all offer some exposure to these.  We also have a number of opportunities for higher and advanced training in regional anaesthesia at UCLH and the Royal Free Hospital. Regional Fellowships at UCLH At UCLH there are opportunities to do a Regional Fellowship inside … Read more