The School of Anaesthesia at Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education aims to offer high quality training in Anaesthesia in a popular and picturesque part of the country.

The hospitals offering training are based in Barnstaple, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton, Torbay and Truro.

Core Training - Role Description

The training programme is competency based over a two year programme, after which CCT is awarded, subject to satisfactory progress and assessments. 

Basic Core Specialist Training (CT 1/2)

Candidates who are successful at interview will be offered a post at one of the hospitals in the Peninsula, where they may stay for the full two year period. They start with a three month period of directly supervised work. After passing an initial test of competency, trainees join the on call rota and work under close supervision. Further competencies will then be gained in anaesthesia for various surgical specialities. During this time, three months of Intensive Care Medicine training will be provided, and modules of obstetric anaesthesia will be undertaken. Trainees must pass the Primary FRCA examination to be eligible for entry into the ST3 year.

Many trainees elect to undergo ACCS training, which takes an extra year. Although linked to a parent speciality, they spend two years doing 6 months attachments in each of the following specialities- Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine. The third year is spent purely in the parent speciality.