ACCS Programme Overview
Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) Core Training is based in the Acute, A&E and Anaesthetics & ITU Departments at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury which has a 24hr Emergency Department with 19 majors bays, 6 resus bays, a 7 bedded CDU and a large minors area. There are x-ray and CT scanning within the department and heli pad outside to receive urgent cases. Attendances are 65,000 annually and the department is part of the SELKAM trauma network and is an officially designated level 2 trauma centre.
- Core Training Year 1: Six months of Emergency Medicine and six months of Acute Medicine. Daily Emergency clinics are held during the week as well as an ambulatory care service.
- Core Training Year 2: Anaesthetics where you will be supernumerary during your first three months after which, having passed your initial test of competency, you will be expected to be able to undertake anaesthetics on your own with appropriate support and supervision.
- Core Training Year 3: The full ACCS programme runs for three years. The first two years of the programme will be provided by the same Trust. MTW Trust has now been allocated a CT3 post which will commence in 2015 for trainees being appointed to the programme from 2013.