The Acute Care Common Stem – Acute Medicine (ACCS-AM) training programme in the HEE KSS School of Medicine offers an exciting two-year programme covering comprehensive exposure to all aspects of general medicine, preparing for a wide range of higher medical training choices. We are dedicated to training the physicians of the future and have a very successful track record of doing this.
Please note the Core and Specialist ACCS curriculum will be revised in 2021 in line with the curriculum updates for Anaesthetics, Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
The ACC-AM training programme is led by Nik Patel, Head of School, and Dr Benjamin Field, Training Programme Director. To find out more about their roles visit the Meet the Team webpage.
To find out more about the KSS ACCS Committee, visit the ACCS webpage.
Where do trainees train?
The ACCS-AM programmes are based in regional acute trusts and include large city-based hospitals and smaller more rural placements. Trainees are based in one trust for two years and undertake six four month rotations.
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford – East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone – Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury – Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway – Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford – Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
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 (ST3 only)
Conquest Hospital, St. Leonards-on-Sea – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne – 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.
Teaching and Learning
The ACCS-AM trainees have a dedicated educational supervisor who delivers individually tailored, local weekly teaching sessions and is adept in clinical teaching and appraisal. All trainees provide weekly teaching sessions for medical students, and are exposed to acute medical takes to ensure complete coverage of the CMT curriculum.