Teaching & Learning

As a trainee you will be expected to attend a set number of regional training days throughout the training year in addition to local teaching at your trust.   Each school will have a minimum number of events you are expected to attend in order to achieve a successful outcome at your ARCP.

Regional training days should be booked via your school.   To attend a regional training day, you should book study leave with your trust according to their notice period, usually a minimum of six weeks.   If you are unable to attend, you must give your school a valid reason for non-attendance. This may include:

  • Your trust cannot release you from service (if this recurs, please contact your school)
  • Pre booked leave (although you shouldn’t make a habit of this)
  • Illness/bereavement/special leave
  • Exams
  • On nights

Your attendance or non-attendance at each event will be noted and made available to the ARCP panel. The reasons above will be taken into account by the panel, providing they are valid.

Note – trainees must book their place before attending. Trainees who do not book a place may be turned away due to capacity. Trainees who have booked to attend and can no longer attend, should aim to give their school at least 48 hours’ notice; so that another trainee can attend in your place.Trainees who do not attend and fail to give a valid reason beforehand will be reported to their training programme director.

ACCS Induction handbook HEKSS ACCS Handbook 2018

For a list of training days for your school, please see the links below:

ACCS Regional Training Days

All regional training days are likely to run between 09:00hrs – 16:00hrs.

Please ensure that you have arranged for study leave to be taken before confirming your place.

In order to achieve a satisfactory ARCP outcome, you must attend at least 4/6 ACCS training days over the 12 months of your acute medicine and emergency medicine placements combined (unless you have a valid reason for non-attendance, such as annual leave).  Trainees in their anaesthetics and ICM placements are required to attend mandatory courses for these specialties and as such there is not an attendance requirement for the ACCS days. CT1 trainees must also attend one of the simulation days.

You will be sent emails throughout the year asking you to confirm attendance for the upcoming RTDs.  You must either confirm attendance or send apologies with a reason (e.g. annual leave, post nights etc.).

For information regarding training days please visit your schools page on Synapse: https://secure.synapse.nhs.uk/

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