Dual CCT in Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine
Respiratory Medicine is one of five specialities with an agreed dual CCT programme with Intensive Care Medicine (the others being Acute Internal Medicine, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Renal Medicine). For dual CCTs, trainees may enter either programme first and have the appropriate competencies dual counted for the second CCT; simultaneous entry to both programmes is not currently possible. Trainees will also not be able to apply for Dual CCTs if they are beyond the end of ST5 in their initial specialty of appointment at the time of interview for ICM. It is also important to note that triple accreditation is not currently permitted by the GMC; this means that trainees will CCT in Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine only, with no qualification in General Internal Medicine (GIM).
The training programme currently looks like this:
For more information, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine has an excellent website, and the section regarding Dual CCTs can be found here.
There are currently six trainees in the East of England undertaking the dual CCT in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine – if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch!