Please find attached the ACCS Regional Training Programme 2015/2016.

Please ensure you liaise with your individual departments to arrange study leave on these days.

The teaching programme is organised at different venues throughout the region so that traveling is shared out.

ACCS Introductory Day - Friday 21 August 2015

Peterborough City Hospital

Learning Centre 4th Floor, Dennis Bracey Room

All ACCS CT1 trainees (including those starting anesthetic and ITU) to attend.

08:45hrs:     Registration / Coffee / Croissants

09:20hrs:     What I got of ACCS 1                                        Sarah Burgess, ACCS CT2

10:15hrs:     Trainee reprensentive

10:30hrs:     Introduction pack, portfolios and ARCP             Chris Maimaris, Head of School

11:45hrs:     Year 2 information                                              Jeremy Lermitte

12:30hrs      Lunch

13:30hrs:     Radiology workshops                                         Faculty

                    Beyond ecg made easy                                      Alistair Jones

                    FOAM and presentation day round up               Cilla Reid

                    Trainee respresentative - volunteers

                    Plans for further meetings, feedback                 Cilla Reid

17:00hrs      Close


Advanced ECG's

​Fracture workshop

ACCS Training Programme Overview 

Anaesthesia & ACCS

​Foam for ACCS

​Summary of Presentation Day 

ACCS Training Day - Wednesday 23 September 2015

Learning Centre 4th Floor, Learning Centre at Peterborough City Hospital

Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton gate, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ




09 00               Registration / Coffee / Introduction

09 15               Endocrine emergencies                                           Vijay Kama

10 15               Transfer of the critically ill                                      Katherine Mortimore

                        or trauma patient

11 15               Coffee

11 30               Toxicology                                                                 V Dhakshinamoorthy

12 30               Lunch

13 30               Workshops

                        Non-invasive ventilation                                         Seema Brij

                        Ultrasound                                                                 Athar Yasin

                        Simulation / CVC insertion  TBC

                        Tea break between the workshops

15 45               Plan for further meetings,                                       Athar Yasin


Endocrine Emergencies



MRCEM B Workshop - Wednesday 30 September 2015

 Siklos Skills and Simulation Centre, West Suffolk Hospital, NHS Trust Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2QZ

14:00 - 17:00hrs

for those Emergency Medicine trainees sitting the SAQ on 8th October


MRCEM B Workshop

ACCS Training Day - Tuesday 13 October 2015

It is with regret that we must inform you that the ACCS training day which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 13 October has been cancelled.

ACCS EM Training Day - Wednesday 04 November 2015

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 

Seminar Room 3, Clinical School,Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ




11.00hrs         Soft Tissue Infections                                              Adrian Boyle

11:40hrs         Quality Improvement                                                Adrian Boyle

12:20hrs         Assessing Mental Capacity                                     Catherine Hayhurst

13:00hrs         Lunch

13:40hrs         Spotting the sick child                                             Lisa MacKenzie

14:20hrs         Paeds Resus                                                             Diane Williamson

15:00hrs         Serious Chest Injury                                                  Ronan O’Leary

15:40hrs         Break

16:00hrs:        Musculoskeletal trauma / College Matters               Chris Maimaris

16:40hrs:        Close                                                


   Soft Tissue Infections

   Summary of Legal Powers to Detain or Restrain in the Emergency Department

    Quality Improvement       

MRCEM Mock Exam - Monday 09 November 2015

Lister Hospital, Education Centre, Stevenage, Coreys Mill Ln, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4AB


09:00-09:15                Registration
09:15-10:15                Tips of OSCEs Mr P Gupta
10:15-10:30               Tea Break
10:30-13:00                Set of OSCEs Faculty

Each station 10 minutes: 1 minute reading, 7 mins practice run and 2 minutes feedback on
a) Communication
b) History taking
c) Physical Examination
d) Teaching med student
e) Joint examination
f) Practical skills

13:00 – 13:30            LUNCH
13:30 – 15:30            Set of OSCEs Faculty

Each station:            1 minute reading and 7 minutes practice run.

15:30-16:00               Tea Break & Feedback

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Anna Frost

ACCS Training Day - Wednesday 13 January 2016

Lecture Room, Burrage Centre, James Paget Hospital

Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 9HJ





09:00hrs       Coffee and registration

10:00hrs       Metabolic Acidosis                                              Dr Josip Stosic

11:00hrs       IV Fluids                                                             Dr Jim Crawfurd

12:00hrs       Pulmonary Embolism                                          Dr Al Green

13.00hrs       Lunch

14:00hrs       Hyperbaric Medicine                                           Mr Duncan Peacock

15:00hrs       Feedback and close                                             Dr Jim Crawfurd

Metabolic Acidosis

Pulmonary Embolism

DNACPR Decisions



MRCEM Mock OSCE - Monday 25 January 2016


For those sitting MRCEM C in the next diet

Please confirm your attendance by email Anna Frost 

MRCEM B Workshop - Tuesday 16 February 2016

Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY

16:45 - 19:00hrs

To book a place on this workshop please confirm your attendance by emailing Anna Frost 



MRCEM A Course - Thursday 18 & Friday 19 February 2016

Day 1                    Topic                                               Faculty
0830-0900             Registration & coffee
0900-0930             Welcome & Introduction                    Vijay Kama
0930-1000             Mock MCQ Paper 1                          James Brooks
1000-1045             Cellular Physiology                           James Brooks

1045-1100             Coffee
1100-1145             Pharmacology Part 1                         Vazeer Ahmed
1145-1230             Respiratory Physiology                      Davina Wilbraham

1230-1330              Lunch
1330-1415              Basic Microbiology and Immunology    James Brooks
1415-1500              CVS and Gastro physiology                Davina Wilbraham

1500-1515             Coffee
1515-1600              Pharmacology Part 2                         Vazeer Ahmed
1600-1645              Evidence based medicine                   Davina Wilbraham
1645-1730              Haematology                                    Vazeer Ahmed


Day 2 Topic Speaker

0830-0900              Registration and coffee
0900-0930              Mock MCQ Paper 2                            James Brooks
0930-1015              Pathology                                           Vijay Kama
1015-1100              Anatomy Cranial and CNS                   Jane Evans

1100-1115              Coffee
1130-1215              Anatomy- Thorax and Abdomen            Jane Evans
1215-1300              Anatomy – Lower limb                         Andrew Cope

1300-1400              Lunch

1400-1445             Renal physiology                                 Vijay Kama
1445-1530             Anatomy – upper limb                          Andrew Cope

1530-1545             Coffee
1545-1630             Microbiology part 2                               D Vijayasankar

This course will be free of charge to Emergency Medicine East of England trainees; however we will request a £50.00 cheque deposit which will be retained if you fail to attend the course. Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


To book a place on this course please confirm your attendance by emailing Anna Frost and send a cheque made payable to ‘Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust’ to the following address:


Anna Frost

Administration Manager

School of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department, Box No: 87

Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Hills Road



ACCS Training Day - Wednesday 23 March 2016

Anglia Ruskin University, Rivermead Campus, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

Topic: Trauma


09:00 – 09:30                 Delegate registration and coffee
09:30 – 09:45                 Welcome and introduction to the day
09:45 – 10:15                 The airway in trauma                                                     Dr Nick Wilson, Consultant Anaesthetist, Broomfield
10:15 – 11:00                 Workshop 1
                                            - Rapid sequence induction in trauma
                                            - Emergency front of neck access – Cook Medical
                                            - Ultrasound guided venous access – Sonosite
11:00 – 11:15                 Coffee
11:15 – 12:00                 Workshop 2 (as above)
12:00 – 12:45                 Workshop 3 (as above)
12:45 – 13:30                 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30                 Hip fractures                                                                 Mr Bill Martin, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Broomfield

                                                                                                                        Dr Sonia Hudson, Consultant Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Broomfield
14:30 – 15:15                 Burns                                                                           Dr Pete Berry, Consultant Anaesthesia and Burns Intensive Care, Broomfield
15:15 – 15:30                 Coffee
15:30 – 16:15                 Trauma quiz                                                                  Dr Harriet Scott and Dr Karen Rhodes, ACCS, Southend
16:15 – 16:30                 Summary and close

MRCEM Mock Exam - Monday 04 April 2016

for those who are sitting MRCEM C at this diet

Location: Lister Hospital

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Anna Frost 

ACCS EM Training Day - Thursday 14 April 2016

Training day for all Emergency Medicine trainees

Lecture Theatre 1, Medical Education Centre, Watford General Hospital






Registration, tea & coffee,




Dr Rachel Hoey (EM consultant)

Dr Nida Suri (EM consultant)

Dr Sarah Hickin (ST1 EM)

Watford General Hospital


Emergency Department Management of Maxillofacial Trauma

Mr Michael Perry

(Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Northwick Park Hospital


Management of Paediatric Head Injuries

Dr Solomon Kamal-Uddin

(Paeds EM Consultant)

Watford General Hospital


LUNCH (provided)



Stroke Thrombolysis – interactive session (COFFEE BREAK INCLUDED)

Dr David Collas (Stroke Consultant)

Dr Tolu Adensina (Stroke Consultant)

Dr Rachel Hoey

Dr Nida Suri

Dr Juan Rosales-Lopes (ST3 EM)

Dr Sarah Hickin

Mr Ian Bagosian (Stroke CNS)

Ms Maeve O’Carroll (Stroke CNS)


Summary of session and feedback

Dr Rachel Hoey

Dr Nida Suri





Getting here:

By Car - Car parking for visitors is few and far between and quite costly!  If you are coming by car we would suggest coming in groups to minimise cost.  Further information can be found here:

By Train – Watford Junction Station is approximately 15 mins walk from the hospital and is served by regular trains from London Euston and Beds/Herts.  Further information can be found here:

By Underground – Watford station is on the Metropolitan line and is less than 1 mile from the hospital.

ACCS Training Day - Wednesday 04 May 2016

Seminar Room Medical Institute, Bedford Hospital South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford MK42 9DJ


08:30 - 09:00    Registration at Seminar Room Medical Institute

09:00 - 10:00    Oxygen use Clinical setting

                            Dr Abhay Vaidya (consultant Anaesthetist)

10:00 - 11:00    Updates in infectious diseases

                             Dr Simantee Guha (Consultant Microbiologist)

11:00 - 11:15     coffee break / networking

11:15 - 12:00    Urology emergencies

                           Mr Abdul Rahim Khan, Consultant /Dr Sophia Cashman ST4

12:00 - 13:15   FGM & sexual assault, Dr Wendy Kurian

13:15 - 14:00   Lunch break & networking

14:00-15:00    Gynaecology Emergencies – interactive session

                          Mr Julian Brady, consultant Gynaecologist

15:00-16:00   Vascular Emergencies

                         Mr Tapan Mehta- consultant vascular Surgeon

ACCS EM Training Day - Wednesday 01 June 2016

Training day for all for Emergency Medicine trainees



Clifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Hills Road



10:00hrs –       Welcome, Coffee & Registration                              Dr Richard Kendall


10:15hrs –       Resus Airway Management                                      Dr Matthew Pereira


11:15hrs –       Toxicology                                                                  Dr Sarah Hazleman

                        Surviving Higher Specialist Training


12:15hrs -        Lunch


13:00hrs -        Human Factors                                                           Dr Maria Smith

                        Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM)            


14:00hrs          Sepsis                                                                          Dr Alex Hieatt

                        ICM/EM Dual Accreditation


15:00hrs          Break (refreshments provided)


15:15hrs          A shift in minors quiz                                                            Dr Richard Kendall               


16:00hrs          Feedback and close


ACCS Presentation Day - Wednesday 06 July 2016

Learning Centre at Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton gate, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ

ACCS Presentation Day

Wednesday 06 July 2016

09:00 - 16.30hrs

Learning Centre at Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton gate, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ


09:00hrs:          Welcome, coffee and registration

09:20hrs:          'Spontaneous pneumothorax in the ED'                                                                             Nadine Farrell


09:50hrs:          Biomarker study in use for severe traumatic brain injury                                                    Karisma Khurrum


10:20hrs:          A UK Trainee's Lessons From the Western Cape                                                                 Robert Lloyd


10:50hrs:          Break


11:10hrs:          How not to clean a window                                                                                                 Mark Jeffrey


11:40hrs:          The Unexpecting Cough                                                                                                                                               Francesca Th’ng

12:10hrs:          Lunch


12:50hrs:          Procedural sedation in Adults in the Emergency Department                                              Ben Cracknell/Sam Keable


13:20hrs:          Why so blue?  A perplexing case of hypoxia                                                                       Sarah Hickin


13:50hrs:          Have I Got PEWS For You: Improving Clinical Care for Children in a DGH                          Daniel Murrell/ Gianluca Locci


14:30hrs:          Break


14:50hrs:          Improving Flow in the ED presentation                                                                              Juan Vilarino





15:20hrs:          Shocked with lateralising neurology                                                                                                     Justin Ang                           


15:50hrs               A Common Disease: An Uncommon Complication                                                                           Alex Ebbasi

16:10hrs               Feedback, Prizes, Review of the year & Future Plans                                                                     Cilla Reid            

16:40hrs               Close     

ACCS CT1 introduction to Anaesthetic and ITU - Friday 15 July 2016

Room 15

Bob Champion Building,

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital







09:30 - 10:00:    Registration & Coffee

10:00- 10:45:    Preoperative anaesthetic assessment

10:45- 11:30:    Drugs in anaesthesia incl. Volatiles

11:30- 12:15:    Equipment and Anaesthetic machine

12:15- 13:00:    Lunch

13:00- 13:45:    Practical tips from ACCS trainee

13:45- 14:30:    Respiratory physiology basics and Pre-oxygenation

14:30- 14:45:    Coffee Break

14:45- 15:30:    Approach to hypotension in theatres and intensive care

15:30- 16:15:    Overview of common procedures

16:15- 16:30:     Feedback and Closure.


Coffee provide by MDU and Deanery