Written by Dr Francoise Sheppard, Emergency medicine- ACCS
What inspired you to take the role?
I was keen to take on the role as I am enthusiastic about teaching and wanted to be part of the team that inspires the next generation of EM consultants. Also having been a LTFT trainee in the region for many years before taking a consultant post felt I had a broad experience of juggling life as a trainee with the pressure of EM life and rota that would be helpful in terms of mentoring and pastoral care for the EM ACCS trainees.
What new teaching developments /programmes running or intending to?
In EM we have weekly teaching in the department as well as learning bites at every morning handover. The regional teaching is of a high quality and in addition we run a cadaveric emergency surgical skills course locally as well as simulation based courses.
Synopsis of the department?
The ED is a large regional trauma unit which sees around 400 patients per day. We have a new Children’s emergency department and co-located GP service. We receive PPCI and trauma patients via the local air ambulance services.
What are the advantages of trainees coming to us?
We are a busy and vibrant ED where you will gain a wide range of clinical experience in adults, paediatric and older persons EM. During training there is time allocated for audit, QIP and as a higher trainee management experience. We are also recruiting to nationwide research trials in EM.
What extra can we offer?
We are also one of the first hospitals to have an “older people’s emergency department” where the care of the elderly medical team are located in the ED and see patients directly.
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