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.
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.
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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- 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