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Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) & Emergency Medicine

We are as a trust committed to providing the highest quality of training in all components of ACCS and Emergency Medicine training. The majority of our ACCS trainees and all higher trainees in Emergency Medicine will be based at the William Harvey hospital in Ashford

You will receive intensive and high-quality training in Emergency Medicine and ACCS relevant specialties by enthusiastic trainers who are very ably supported by our fantastic Education Centre staff.


 

Doctors in coversation

Why train and learn in Acute Care Common Stem and Emergency Medicine at East Kent?


EKHUFT is one of the largest NHS trusts in East Kent. We receive more than 200,000 emergency attendances and around 100,000 inpatient admissions. We're committed to providing the highest quality of training in all components of ACCS and Emergency Medicine training, and all our ACCS trainees and higher trainees in Emergency Medicine will be able to explore a vast range of clinical conditions and procedures during your placement. Our clinical team is fully committed with all forms of clinical education - from lecture-based education, bedside teaching, and high fidelity simulation. 

  • You will receive intensive and high-quality training in Emergency Medicine and ACCS relevant specialties by enthusiastic trainers who are very ably supported by our fantastic Education Centre staff. There is a generous study leave allowance and your attendance at regional training days will be assured.


  • There are 8 FRCEM consultants at WHH and 2 FRCEM consultant at QEQM, all QESP or equivalent qualified, one dual ITU/EM trained with special interest in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, which is ideal for ACCS trainees. Our majority consultants are level 1 or 2 ultrasound practitioners and have a strong emphasis on bedside ultrasound integrated clinical care. For our HST trainees, you will be able to complete your level 1 ultrasound or FICE sign-off during your placement if you are committed. 

 

We are a forward-looking trust and hold training and teaching at the core of our functioning. I hope your stay with us will be a rewarding experience for all of us.

- Dr Jonathan Leung

LFG Lead for ACCS, Emergency Medicine College Tutor, William Harvey Hospital

The 2019 General Medical Council National training Survey gave the ACCS programme two green flags in educational governance and local teaching



Success Procedures Course ACCS
Dr Jonathan Leung

Dr Jonathan Leung

ACCS LFG Lead and College Tutor for Emergency Medicine

Christopher Parokkaran

Dr Chris Parokkaran

Consultant Acute Physician

Neil Richardson

Dr Neil Richardson

Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist

Tracy

Tracy Lambell

Emergency Medicine Divisional Support Assistant

Fiona

Fiona Armstrong

Acute Medicine Divisional Support Assistant

Sharon Moses

Sharon Moses

Anaesthetics Administrator

FAQs

Q.  After a tired long clinical shift, do I have to drive tired back home?

A.The answer is No. The medical education team have you covered. Each site has a dedicated ‘Too tired to drive’ Rest Rooms within the Accommodation Blocks which are a dedicated rest area for Doctors to use if they are too tired to drive home following a night or Twilight shift. For further details - https://meded.ekhuft.nhs.uk/news/2tired2drive/


2. I feel a bit nervous about preforming procedures for the first time in an emergency situation, Am I going to have formal training for it?

A. The answer is Yes. We are very proud that we deliver a highly successful ‘Emergency Procedural Skill’ course [EPS course], which include a wide range of emergencies procedures.


3. Will you have opportunities to obtain Emergency medicine ultrasound level 1 or FICE training and signoff during your placement?

A. The answer is Yes. We are a group of consultants who are highly trained in clinical application of ultrasound. Majority of our consultants are level 1 trained. Dr Syed Gilani and Dr Jonathan Leung are both FICE mentors, hence if you would like to take your echocardiographic skill to the next level. We will be able to support as well. Dr Jonathan Leung is also the KSS Deanery Ultrasound Deputy Lead, hence he will be able to support and guide you through the ultrasound level sign-off process.