UK Time Out of Training

Thinking of taking time out of your training?

Maybe you want to gain experience abroad or in a different clinical setting. Whatever your reasons the GMC has information on how to organise taking time out and how to make it count towards your training:



Overseas opportunities for Anaesthetists 

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland International Relations Committee

 The International Relations Committee (IRC) aims to:

  • Support anaesthetists who train, work or undertake research in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Distribute educational materials and develop high-quality anaesthesia training courses.
  • Promote access to safe surgery and anaesthesia as a public health priority.

The IRC offers travel funding grants to anaesthetists seeking funding to work or to deliver educational training courses in low- and middle-income countries. More information about funding can be found here:


SAFE initiative 

Launched in 2010, the Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) project is a training initiative of the AAGBI with World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). Developed collaboratively with partners, the aim is to bring practitioners of anaesthesia (who throughout the world may be doctors but are largely non doctors) to a level of practice whereby they can deliver vigilant and competent anaesthesia.


Arriving in Kenya and beginning my SAFE Obstetrics Fellowship. I am an ST-7ish anaesthetist from London, working as the SAFE Obstetrics fellow in Kenya for 6 months, and I will be sharing some of my experiences through a WFSA blog series… Naomi’s full story:–383


For information on out of training experience for anaesthetists and how to make it count towards your training:


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