Getting Started with Intermediate (ST3) Training
Welcome to the NSAICM Intermediate Training programme. The intermediate level is two years in duration and introduces trainees to specialist areas of anaesthesia which includes cardiothoracic anaesthesia and neuroanaesthesia.
During this phase of training, trainees must pass the Final FRCA Examination to enable them to progress to ST5.
Training Programme Director for Intermediate Training:
Core Level Training Certificate
You MUST submit your Core Level Training Certificate to your new HR department at the Lead Employer Trust before you start ST3.
You will be invited to attend the School Induction This will give you the opportunity of meeting the Programme Director. Details will be emailed to you by Health Education England – North East.
Royal College of Anaesthetists – Registration
Intermediate Trainees must register their training with the College. You will see that the form asks for your Deanery training number. You will not know this number as yet and HENE will let you know it in due course. Please leave this section blank.
Just before you start your ST3 post you will be sent some information and documentation from HENE which is required to be completed. When this is returned, there is a small process at HENE end and when that has been completed your Deanery training number will be sent to you. You can inform the College of your number at a later date.
You will need to inform the RCoA if you have moved region. Any queries regarding e-portfolio please email
There are 2 courses provided by the Northern School of Anaesthesia that we recommend you attend:
You will be allocated to an Education Supervisor by your College Tutor. On arrival to your new department, you should aim to meet with your Educational Supervisor within the first two weeks of starting a placement. You will need to complete the ES1 form available from the Northern School of Anaesthesia website – found in the ‘Educational Supervision’ section at the bottom of the website.
Lead Employer Trust – Junior Doctors Contract 2016 Implementation FAQs
The LET will be updating these FAQs on a regular basis, so please keep reviewing them for further details on the new contract.