Higher Emergency Medicine Training

This Higher Specialist training programme covers the final three years of training in Emergency Medicine (EM) ST4-ST6. KSS offers the opportunity to work across three or four different sites during that time.

All trainees will spend six to twelve months in Brighton, which is the regional teaching hospital and major trauma centre (MTC). The Emergency Departments on the training programme offer a huge range of experience and all aspects of the EM curriculum are covered in a trainee’s rotation. Once they have joined the Higher Specialist training programme trainees will rotate at the beginning of August each year.

Where will I train?

Kent

– William Harvey Hospital, Ashford – East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

– Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone – Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

– Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway – Medway NHS Foundation Trust

– Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford – Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

– Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury – Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Surrey

– Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey – Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

– Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley – Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

– Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford – Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust 

– East Surrey Hospital, Redhill – Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Sussex

– Conquest Hospital, St. Leonards-on-Sea – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

– Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton – Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

– Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath – Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

– Worthing Hospital, Worthing – Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

– St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester – Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

To find out more about each training location, please visit the Local Education Provider webpage.

What are the rotations?

Currently we ask for preferences from trainees for each of their placements. It is acknowledged that KSS can be a difficult region to travel across, therefore we endeavour to consider a trainee’s location and their top choices when tailoring a rotation to their needs.

Below are examples of rotations:

East 1

Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone

William Harvey Hospital, Ashford

Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Royal Sussex County Hospital

East 2

Conquest Hospital, Hastings

William Harvey, Ashford

Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Royal Sussex County Hospital

West 1

Worthing Hospital, Worthing

St Richards Hospital, Chichester

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Royal Sussex County Hospital

West 2

East Surrey Hospital, Redhill

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Royal Sussex County Hospital

North 1

Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley

St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey

Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley

Royal Sussex County Hospital

North 2

St Peters, Chertsey

Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley

Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley

Royal Sussex County Hospital

East 3

Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury

William Harvey, Ashford

Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone

Royal Sussex County Hospital

East 4

Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway

Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury

Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone

Royal Sussex County Hospital

East 5

Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway

Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford

East Surrey

Royal Sussex County Hospital

West 3

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

St Richard’s, Chichester

East Surrey, Redhill

Royal Sussex County Hospital

2 extra remedial

Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway

Worthing Hospital, Worthing

Learning and Development

Higher Specialist Trainees in EM have to fulfil the many requirements of assessments, practical skills and success in FCEM in order to enter the specialist register and become a consultant.

In KSS, all ST1-ST6 EM trainees will have interim reviews at six months to review progress and ensure trainees are on track and being supported. These meetings are invaluable for our trainees.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound level one sign off is done by the end of ST4. Please refer to the RCEM Ultrasound advice.

Ultrasound leads

KSS Ultrasound lead and Sussex

Evan Coughlan
Evan.Coughlan@nhs.net  

KSS Deputy Ultrasound Lead and Surrey

Carolo Arrigo
c.arrigo@nhs.net  

KSS Deputy Ultrasound Lead and Kent

Jonathan Leung
Jonathan.leung1@nhs.net  

Ultrasound log book

This document outlines the expectations for Level one sign off for ultrasound in the KSS deanery. Ultrasound is covered as a dedicated topic every 18 months at training days. This is offered as a Level one course for new trainees or to complete triggered assessments for those wishing to achieve sign off.

Ultrasound logbook [pdf, size: 2,077kb]

OOPE, Dual accreditation and Sub-specialty training

Many trainees choose to gain additional experience out of programme. This will be at the discretion of the training programme director, but all appropriate requests have been successful in the past as we fully encourage trainees to increase the breadth of their knowledge and experience.

Additional training in ICM, Paediatrics and pre-hospital care is recruited to nationally. Please click on RCEM website for further information.