Acute Care Common Stem is a two-year programme which covers the acute specialties of Anaesthesia, Acute Medicine (General Internal), Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. The ACCS programme is an alternative route into Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine instead of Core Anaesthesia or Core Medicine Training. ACCS is the only route to enter training in Emergency Medicine.
The Local Faculty Group (LFG) consists of the college tutor, medical education department, clinical and educational supervisors and allied healthcare professionals in the department.
LFG meetings take place every 4 months at the end of each rotation. This allows for feedback from both training and non-training grade doctors, and the opportunity to review highlights and areas of improvement/concerns. Trainee teaching attendance and e-portfolio progress are also discussed, to identify any factors contributing to limited educational opportunities and any further support required.
Following the LFG, feedback is presented to the Local Education Board (LEB) by each department for review.