The Eastern region is a wide geographical area serviced by 18 acute hospital Trusts ranging from the QEH at King's Lynn in Norfolk to Southend in Essex and includes the University teaching hospitals at Addenbrooke's, Cambridge and the Norfolk and Norwich. The Deanery covers a population of five million people in six counties.

In line with national recruitment, all ACCS posts in the EoE Deanery are now themed. We expect to offer 14 ACCS anaesthesia posts each year.

The CT1 and CT2 years consist of six month posts in emergency medicine, acute medicine, anaesthesia and critical care. Most of the rotations have posts based in one hospital however four rotations involve two nearby hospitals. Excellent training takes place in all four acute care specialties and the rotations are designed to deliver the competencies prescribed in the curriculum. In almost all the rotations, the first year CT1 will consist of emergency and acute medicine and CT2 will be in anaesthesia/critical care. Log books and continuous assessments is carried out throughout the training. There are formal annual assessments to review progress and plan further placements and training - the annual review of competency progression - ARCP.

Successful trainees will be expected to progress smoothly into CT3 posts consisting of 12 months in anaesthetics (ie the third year of the ACCS programme -similar to the CT2 year for Core Anaesthetists) around the region, usually in the same hospital as their ITU/anaesthetic ACCS year.

The Handbook for use throughout all years of ACCS is available here.

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The hospitals hosting the ACCS anaesthesia trainees are:

Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford, Essex
East Suffolk and North Essex Ipswich, Suffolk and the surrounding area 
James Paget University Hospital Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Luton and Dunstable Hospital Luton, Bedfordshire
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Norwich, Norfolk
Peterborough District Hospital Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn, Norfolk
Southend University Hospital Southend, Essex
West Suffolk Hospital Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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