Inter-professional Faculty of Urgent and Emergency Care

The Emergency Floors at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust offer an extensive programme of development opportunities open to all. We are building a Faculty of Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine – expert educators and facilitators include our College Tutor, Education Fellow, Education and Clinical Supervisors, Practice Development Team, Nurse Consultants, Lead Nurse for Trauma and Resuscitation, and our 11 trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners. Our ethos is we are all learners and we are all teachers.

Looking for a career in emergency care? Our Emergency Departments are recruiting now.

Who we are

  • Syed Ghilani – Clinical Director and College Tutor 

  • Wayne Kissoon – Clinical Lead: clinical teacher and supervisor for Foundation Year 2’s /GP Vocational Training Scheme and specialty doctor trainees; and the block lead for King’s college students for the E.M and critical care placement at QEQM.

  • Louise Harmes – senior matron

  • Andrew Mortimer and Georgiana Scarlat – CESR leads

  • Jonathan Leung – emergency medicine consultant with special interest in intensive care medicine (read Jonathan’s story)

  • Fernando Candal Carballido – lead nurse for trauma and resuscitation

  • Ian Setchfield and Ollie Phipps – leads for advanced clinical practice  (read Ian’s story)

  • Ian Setchfield, Ollie Phipps, Catherine Plowright and Janine Mair - acute care nurse consultants. Their role in education is to facilitate a culture across the organisation that values, research, evaluation and scholarly inquiry, and grows capability and capacity within the workforce. This can be realised by recognising the value of the work place as a learning environment, formal teaching and developing academic relationships with Higher Education Institutes.

  • Angela Scott, Glynn Scott - Nurse Consultants in medicine

  • Sarah Cooper and Mariana Martins – practice development nurses

  • Laura Wisdom-Quieros – clinical skills facilitators

  • Rosemary Ellis, Jenny Ray, Sharon Tugwell-Hatfield – matrons

  • Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners

What we do

  • Post-graduate medical education in Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine

  • CESR programme for aspiring consultants with option of placement in another speciality

  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner Master’s Degree Programme

  • Emergency medicine fellows with special interest

  • Post-graduate continuing professional development with Kent and Medway Emergency Care Consortium

  • Weekly inter-professional teaching sessions linking three sites through video-conferencing

  • Multi-disciplinary mortality and morbidity meetings with learning at their core

  • Bi-monthly trauma care forum

  • Handover learning twice a day

  • Simulation

  • Monthly governance days based on real-life cases

  • Human factors training to build and strengthen our teams

  • Preceptorship for newly qualified nurses including placements in intensive care or paediatrics

  • Foundation degree apprenticeships

  • Journal club

  • Resilience, respect, compassionate care and health and wellbeing support

  • ‘On the spot’ bedside teaching

  • We are developing a unified competency framework across emergency care and acute medicine, in order to enhance skills and provide consistent quality of care and clinical outcomes for our patients. We work closely with primary care, South East Coast Ambulance service (SECAMB), social care and mental health – learning together where we can.

  • Coaching is available to all staff working on the emergency floor