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Image of nurses and a doctor attending to a patient in an Accident and Emergency department, plus an image of a patient inside an ambulance being treated by a paramedic and emergency care assistantSchool of Emergency Medicine

The Wessex School of Emergency Medicine is committed to delivering the highest quality of training across the breadth of emergency care. We work with all clinical staff to improve the experience of working in Wessex.

The School is multi-professional and (as we do clinically) we work together with nursing and pre-hospital colleagues to develop our training programmes. Doctors are represented on the School Board from all stages of training to make sure that the views of trainees influence the development of our programmes. We provide excellent support for all trainees to enable you aim to reach your potential and achieve the best results possible for Acute Care Common Stem and Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine exams.

Wessex is recognised in the trainee survey as being consistently highly rated. Wessex has a number of examiners which reflects in our excellent exam pass rates. Wessex is a popular region for ACCS which has resulted in above average fill rates for all levels.

The School is part of the Wessex Emergency Taskforce - an expert group of doctors, paramedics and nurses - who work to create innovative solutions to provide excellent emergency care for patients across the region. 

The biggest initiative by the School of Emergency Medicine (EM) in Urgent Care and Emergency Planning has been to develop a truly multi-disciplinary school board. This has ensured that the school has not only seen development within the area of medical specialty, but also allied health care professional (AHP) (predominantly but not only nurses) and non-training specialty doctor training. We have appointed Training Programme Directors for both the AHP and specialty doctor roles.

By expanding our training remit we have been able to draw upon experience in medical training, to develop and improve the governance within the other areas. The key plan is to expand, train and equip the Emergency Medicine workforce, and Emergency Medicine is a fantastic example of a true teamwork. Many of the roles within EM patient care can be expanded to other members of the multi-disciplinary team. It also means that this experience enhances and brings other skills to our medical trainees that we value too.

Training staff together, using shared core values and standards bring the team far closer together and we see that it makes the team more effective.


Where we provide training

Emergency Medicine is a six year training programme, which begins with ACCS and is followed by one year at ST3 focusing on Paediatrics and muscular skeletal Emergency Medicine and ends with three years of Higher Specialist Training.

Excellent training is provided in the major trauma centre as well as large and small DGHs covering both urban and rural populations where you will be exposed to a broad range of pathologies, which we believe offers the most rounded training opportunities. For a review of what each Trust has to offer visit our Trust Information page

 

See Trusts where we provide training below

 

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