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When working within the NHS, it is important that anaesthetists maintain a high level of knowledge and understanding through undertaking regular training courses.

Any anaesthetist working through us is required to have up-to-date training in the following areas (in line with the national NHS supplier frameworks):
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) (adult or paediatric as appropriate) – classroom based training only.
  • Manual Handling – classroom based training initially with an annual online update.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 (only required for Emergency Medicine; Paediatrics; Psychiatry; GP; some Gynaecologists)
  • Fire Safety
  • Complaints Handling
  • Health and Safety (including COSHH and RIDDOR).
  • Infection Prevention and Control (including MRSA and Clostridium Difficile).
  • Lone Worker
  • Information Governance (including Data Protection and Caldicott Protocols).
  • Handling of Violence and Aggression
  • Equality and Diversity and Inclusion
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • Handling medications and Avoiding Drug Errors
  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Epilepsy
  • Food Hygene
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
If you have previously completed training in any of these areas then please send your original certificates, along with the confirmation of training form to us. These certificates must be dated in the past 12 months (or 3 years if safeguarding Children level 3). You can provide them at your face-to-face interview with one of our representatives.

To ensure a high standard of compliance, your recruiter will alert you when a training certificate is close to expiring

For any areas where you do need to complete training, there are sections below on a number of ways you can take these courses – both online and classroom based.
If you have any queries regarding your training, please ask your recruiter and we will be happy to help where posssible.
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