About the school


Kent, Surrey, and Sussex School of Anaesthetics provides education and training for more than 200 trainees in Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) and Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine. We take great pride in our knowledgeable and capable network of college tutors and educational supervisors. We endeavour to keep rotations as compact as possible, but some travel is essential to cover all aspects of the curricula.

The school provides novice courses for all those starting their training in Anaesthesia, consisting of both lectures and practical sessions. We have an active simulation faculty and are proud to offer a comprehensive portfolio of simulation training with modules for every year from CT1 to ST7.

We also offer a range of other regional training days in areas such as the use of ultrasound, interview skills and an introduction to obstetric anaesthesia as well as specialist study days for those sitting the final FRCA or FFICM exams. Every department has an active local teaching programme.


We encourage trainees to broaden their clinical and professional skills throughout their training programme and offer other opportunities to achieve this, including an education fellowship post working with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and encouragement for trainees to participate in the MSc in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. We are supportive of trainees wishing to broaden their experience either in the UK or overseas and support out of programme experience as much as possible

Trainee Support

We are particularly proud of the support that we offer for all trainees, including those who wish to work less than full time. We have a trainee support lead in the school, Dr Naomi Forder, and try to ensure that all our trainees receive support and encouragement throughout their training. Also we are appreciative of the important role that our junior doctors play in providing services to patients throughout the region.