Strucuture of Rotations

Core Anaesthesia and ACCS

- The Novice Year – Core Anaesthesia CT1 / ACCS CT2

The Deanery will ask for your preferences before the start of the post and will appoint you to a single hospital for the duration of the first year. For ACCS this is often the same hospital as your year in EM and AM, but this is not guaranteed.


- The Second Year – Core Anaesthesia CT2 / ACCS CT3

The School will ask you for your preferences approximately half way through your first year. Once all the preferences are received, the TPD will appoint you to a single hospital for your second year. The decision is based on a number of factors including, your training needs, the modules available at each hospital, your preferences and the logistics of arranging the posts. Although preferences are accommodated where possible, this can not always be achieved.


- CT2+ Extensions

If you require a remedial time extension to complete your Core Level Training then your placement will be at the discretion of the TPD and will be accommodated in a vacant CT2 slot after the CT2 allocations have been completed.

Specialist Training

Where possible, posts will be for the duration of 1 year.


- Intermediate Level Training

1 year will be spent at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) and 1 year (or two 6 month placements) will be spent in a DGH. You will have exposure to 8 weeks paediatrics at Birmingham Children’s hospital (BCH) while at UHB or City Hospital.


- Higher and Advanced Level Training

During the next 3 years of training, time will be spent at UHB, and a selection of DGH’s. All trainees will gain 3 months higher paediatric training at BCH.  Depending on your training needs there are opportunities to  go to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham Children’s hospital, Birmingham Women’s hospital and Heartlands Hospital. The ST placements are updated every 3 months and are subject to change. It is a complex task placing 90 trainees in the available posts in order that everyone’s training needs are met. The placements are published approximately 3-4 months in advance.

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