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‘Core’ emergency medicine training in the United Kingdom: regional variations in training standards
  1. Carl P McQueen1,2,
  2. Rachel Parish3,4
  1. 1Emergency Medicine, East Midlands Workforce Deanery, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK
  3. 3East Midlands Workforce Deanery, Nottingham, UK
  4. 4Acute Medical Unit, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carl P McQueen, University of Nottingham, Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR, UK; carl_mcqueen{at}

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In the UK, the entry-level point for trainees pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine (EM) is through the Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS). In the first 2 years the ACCS is made up from 6 months each of emergency and Acute Medicine and 1 year of Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine.1 The generic standards for training state that trainees should have access to …

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