ACCS Training at DGT

The ACCS Programme at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust allows trainees to build the experience and knowledge to then commence training in their chosen specialty. Trainees at DGT exit in Anaesthesia and are, therefore, allocated a Consultant Anaesthetist as the Educational Supervisor.

CT1 Year:

The year consists of two six-month posts in Acute Medicine (Clinical Decisions Unit) and Emergency Medicine. The majority of learning is via direct patient interaction and in managing cases with seniors.

CT2 Year:

This year consists of nine-months of Anaesthesia and three-months of Intensive Care Medicine. For the first few weeks of the placement the trainee will be an ‘Anaesthetic Novice’ which means there is no on-call and the time is spent with a Consultant in theatre learning how to give a basic anaesthetic. This novice period ends when the trainee completes the basic competencies and is able to join the on call rota. This period can last anything between 8- 16 weeks depending on the progression towards achieving Initial Assessment of Competency (IAC).

A sample programme can be viewed here:

Sample ACCS Programme

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Key People

  • ACCS Programme Lead: Dr Kamran Khan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Education Officer: Miss Hannah Webb
  • Medical Education Manager: Mrs Helen Addison
  • Director of Clinical Education: Dr Ali Bokhari
  • Clinical Tutor: Miss Urmila Singh

DGT ACCS Handbook

The Handbook provides up-to-date information on the training available at the Trust as well as useful information on accommodation and the local area.

Download ACCS Handbook

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