Acute Care Common Stem

Ideally suited to those planning a career in an acute hospital, it provides a solid base of experience and skills that will be developed further in your chosen "parent" speciality. You will gain experience in the skills needed to rapidly assess and appropriately treat sick patients. It comprises four 6-month attachments in each of Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, followed by 2 more years in the parent speciality.

You will remain in the same hospital for at least your first 3 years and will therefore be able to develop your understanding of how care of the sick patient is organised and dealt with throughout the hospital. Application to ACCS is through your chosen parent speciality - you cannot apply for ACCS on its own. The parent specialities are Anaesthesia, Medicine and Emergency Medicine; it is also the recommended route to Speciality Training in Intensive Care Medicine.

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Contacts

Training Programme Director: Dr Louise Allman
Consultant Anaesthetist, Aneurin Bevan UHB
Email: Louise.Allman2@wales.nhs.uk

Wales ACCS Anaesthesia Lead: Dr Natalie Mincher
Consultant Anaesthetist, Aneurin Bevan UHB
Email: Natalie.Mincher@wales.nhs.uk

Further Information

The All Wales School of Emergency Medicine website hosts the ACCS Wales pages and is an excellent source of advice and information. AWSEM
The Intercollegiate Committee for ACCS training website also has a host of information about ACCS training, applications and FAQs.
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Social Media

There is an ACCS Wales Facebook Group and Twitter account. On Facebook, please search for ACCS Wales and join the group, it is open to everyone. You are welcome to use it to share information or to put questions to other members of the group.
For Twitter: follow @ACCSWales to receive information, reminders and updates.