NHS Education for Scotland Logo

Scottish Medical Training

Scotland - the home of medical excellence

Individual Placement Description
Placement Anaesthetics
Programme S2
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Anaesthetics is mainly theatre sessions supervised by consultants or trainees. spending the first month in the emergency theatre gaining an understanding of how anaesthetics works and getting exposure to lots of cases. After this you will do a mixture of pain team ward rounds, pre-op assessment clinics and outpatient theatre session.

The ICU day is structured with hand-over, followed by review of patients, ward round and then ward jobs. 

Typical Work Pattern

Anaesthetics: 8-6 (four days per week)

ICU: 8.30-6.30 (four days per week)

No out of hours work. 

Learning Opportunities

Anaesthetics: weekly meeting, impromptu teaching by consultants and trainees.

ICU: daily ward-based teaching, weekly trainee teaching, journal club, departmental meetings. 


Hospital-wide: FY1 teaching 1 hour per week.

Departmental: impromptu teaching; FY1 can also attend trainee teaching 1hour per week.

Unique Selling Points

This is a different FY1 post to those on medical/surgical wards. The emphasis is on learning and development. By always working directly with seniors there are regular opportunities for teaching and development of clinical skills and new procedures. 

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

More options