A report on the welfare, morale and experiences of anaesthetists in training: the need to listen | The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Between December 2016 and January 2017, The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) conducted a survey of anaesthetists in training, to better understand their experiences of life on the frontline of UK hospital care. Well over half of all anaesthetists in training responded: 2,312 responses represent 58% of all anaesthetists in training across the UK.
With over 1,000 free text comments, the survey provides a detailed picture of the issues faced by doctors training as anaesthe tists in today’s NHS.
Alongside these surveys and to better understand the results, throughout 2017 the RCoA held a series of Listening Events with anaesthetists in training across the UK. These events explored the emerging themes from the RCoA Survey. The feedback from over 200 anaesthetists in training who attended these events also informs the recommendations in this report.