About the School

Welcome to the KSS School of Emergency Medicine

The KSS School of Emergency Medicine consists of the Head of School, ACCS and Higher Training Programme Directors (TPDs) for Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS), Specialty Tutors, Educational and Clinical Supervisors, Training Managers, Administration Manager, and all of the School’s trainees. HEE, in collaboration with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), manages the School. Dr Nandita Parmar, Head of EM School is responsible to the Postgraduate Dean Prof Dewhurst, on managerial matters and is professionally responsible to the RCEM. The Head is also the Chair of the ACCS and Higher Training committee and a member of the Training Standards Committee of the RCEM.

To find out more about their roles, visit the Meet the Team webpage as below.

Training in KSS

We are committed to providing a high quality of training across KSS, and also dedicated to improving recruitment to training posts and retention by making the rotations more attractive and coherent.

In 2019, we changed the configuration of both core and higher elements of the Emergency Medicine training programme to make them more geographically coherent, more attractive, and more family-friendly. At present all higher training programmes rotate through the teaching hospital and major trauma centre experience in Brighton with three places at 3 of the 4 London Major trauma centres.

In addition to trust-based teaching sessions, there are regular monthly EM school-wide regional training days. Trainees are supervised by an Educational Supervisor and EM College Tutor who meet regularly with the Head of School, TPDs, fellow tutors, and trainee representatives for updates on the latest developments in training, to ensure that high-quality training occurs in every trust.

Flexible training with out of programme and less than full time working are also supported.

Curriculum 2021

The new curriculum will:

  • Introduce Generic Professional Capabilities
  • Be structured around a limited number of ‘Specialty Learning Outcomes’ – activities that describe the work of an independent clinician in each particular discipline
  • Demonstrate stakeholder involvement in developing curricula
  • Reduce the assessment burden and avoid a ‘tick-box’ approach

There will be 12 supervised learning outcomes: eight clinical and four non-clinical related to management activities in the emergency department.

For more information, please visit https://rcemcurriculum.co.uk/

Trainee handbook

Our school handbook outlines our responsibilities in providing your training, and your responsibility to ensure it goes well. It provides links throughout to detailed information on your training.