December 2017

he RCoA is pleased to be hosting the ACCS Trainee Day again on 12th February 2018.
This is a great networking opportunity for ACCS trainees to meet other doctors from around the country and receive specific training and career guidance. Workshops and talks will include ARCP and career advice, an ultrasound workshop, and a presentation from one of the lead responders at the Manchester terrorist incident earlier this year.
The event will be at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG on 12 February 2018 from 9:00 – 17:00. Registration will be open in early January 2018, and will be posted on the ACCS website Events page.
The fee for the event is £15 and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

August 2017

Four nominations for the ACCS Trainee Deputy Representative have been received and all ACCS trainees are now invited to vote for their preferred choice to represent them for the next year as a member of the ICACCST Committee.
The link to vote can be accessed here: Voting closes at midnight Sunday 20th August and the results will be announced in due course.

July 2017


The Intercollegiate Committee for Acute Care Common Stem Training (ICACCST) is looking for a new Deputy Anaesthetics Trainee Representative. This role would require attendance at quarterly committee meetings in London to represent ACCS anaesthetics trainees and provide advice and insight to trainee experiences and the shape of ACCS training in the UK.

If you feel that you would be interested in this role, please send an application answering the two following questions:

1. What do you think the College’s priorities for ACCS trainees should be?
2. Please say why you would like to be part of the ACCS committee.

Each response should be no more than approximately 200 words and should be sent to; please don't forget to include your full name and College Reference Number. We will be accepting applications until noon on 11 August 2017. We will then send out a survey to give all ACCS Anaesthetics trainees the chance to vote for their new deputy representative. Voting will run from 15 to 19 August, and the winner of the election will be announced the following week.

February 2017


Dear Colleagues,

ACCS Trainer Day

The annual ACCS Trainer Day will take place at RCoA on Tuesday 2nd May. Items for the programme include:

  • Breakout sessions for the individual Specialties including ‘How to be an excellent Educational Supervisor’ and ‘Differences in Core curricula and the ACCS curriculum’
  • ACCS and e-Portfolio
  • Discussion on best practice for ARCPs
  • Providing ACCS Days

ACCS Educational Supervisors handbook

The Committee have just completed a handbook intended as a supporting reference guide for trainers who have an Educational Supervisor role for ACCS trainees. It covers all the main aspects of training and supervision and should be the first port of call for any queries you may have along the way. For trainers who are relatively new to educational supervision this handbook covers all you need to know to get started. Sections have been set aside where local requirements or guidance can be included, so please do feel free to include these. You can find the handbook here.


The minutes of the meeting held in November 2016 are now available for colleagues to review here.

ACCS ARCP Checklist

The ICACCST is currently working on an ARCP guide for ACCS training. This will be made available once approved by the committee.

ACCS Contacts

It would be helpful if all trainers involved in the local ACCS programme who have not already done so sign up to the ACCS register to improve communications with the ICACCST.

With best wishes,

Jonathan Goodall
Chair ICACCST, February 2017