Returning to Work

Anaesthetists may be away from their normal woReturn to Work Imagerking environment for many reasons and these periods of absence can extend from months to years.

Click below for guidance directed at anaesthetists returning to anaesthesia after a career break. Please note this guidance is not for those who are exploring a change of specialty after a career break.

Managing a successful return to practice is ultimately a customised journey, led by the individual and supported by their employer, with patient safety the key factor to be addressed by both parties. It is the duty of all doctors to ensure they are safe to return to practice.

RCoA Rrecommendation – Return to Work

Returning to work – Record of Re-introduction


There are a few ‘Returning to work in Anaesthesia’ courses available.

See the Courses page of the website for details of the Westmidlands course.