Acute Care Common Stem - CT1 and CT2 one year only posts

Specialty Recruitment CT1/CT2 11

Recruitment Timetable

Apply from 11 March 2011
Closing date 12 April 2011
Invitations to interview expected 25 April 2011
Interview dates 3 May 2011.
Offers from 4 May 2011

Applications are invited for the post of Acute Care Common Stem Core Training Level 1 and Level 2 posts which are for one year only.

The postholder will be required to work at the following Trusts:-

  • University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust;
  • Royal United Hospital, Bath.
  • North Bristol NHS Trust

There will be 11 vacancies in ACCS which are for one year only and the post comprise mainly of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.  There is the possibility of an Acute Medicine post at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust and a LAT post in Anaesthetics at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust.  The two additional posts will be confirmed closer to the interview date.

If you wish to apply for these posts please click the 'Apply now' button it will take you through to the Intrepid Pathway Recruitment system which will be used to make your application.

The links to the right include all the information to assist you with your application. 

Please ensure that you have read all of the attached documents before making an application or attending an interview.

Please refer to the person specification, to check, that you meet the essential eligibility criteria, prior to submitting an application.

The interviews will be held at the Severn Deanery on Tuesday 3rd May 2011.

If you require assistance with your application please send us a message via the contact panel on the left side of the page or telephone the candidate support line 01454 252610.

The number of vacancies is indicative and could change during the course of the recruitment process.




Training Programme


ACCS Severn Deanery Fixed Term 1 year posts




University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust (To be confirmed)



There are 9 posts set at North Bristol Trust in various combinations between the 2 hospitals of Frenchay and Southmead. These posts will be in the specialties of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine only.

There are currently 2 posts based at Bristol Royal Infirmary (UHB) for 12 months in Emergency Medicine only.

There may be a further single post at the Bristol Royal infirmary*in Acute Medicine for either 6 months or a year.

There may be a post available at the Royal United Hospital* Bath starting in August 2011 for 6 months to a year (To be confirmed) in either Anaesthesia or Intensive Care Medicine or potentially both.

*These will be confirmed by the time of interview but may be amended or withdrawn.


Information regarding each Trust/Hospital on training programme

The posts described above are all recognised for training within the Severn ACCS programme. They are entirely suitable for doctors completing their Foundation years training. Most of the posts are for 12 months. The posts in Acute medicine at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Anaesthesia / Intensive Care Medicine are yet to be fully confirmed. All available posts will be confirmed by the date of the planned interviews (Tue 3rd May)

University Bristol Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)

The Bristol Royal infirmary is based in the centre of Bristol. The Emergency Medicine department has an excellent reputation and sees a varied mix of patients. The Acute medicine placement will be split between the Acute medicine unit and the respiratory unit.

North Bristol Trust (Southmead and Frenchay Hospitals)

These hospitals are within the same trusts and trainees will be allocated between them. The exact nature of the rotations will be decided after appointment. Frenchay is the regional trauma centre and all emergency medicine attachments will be in this trust as there is no ED at Southmead. Frenchay is the regional neurosurgical, burns and plastics centre and has no maternity services on site. Southmead has the regional renal unit. Both hospitals have an Intensive Care Unit.

Royal United Hospital, Bath

Bath is a large and busy district general hospital dealing with all surgical specialties. The post will be of either 6 months or a year spent in the Anaesthesia and Intensive care departments. There is a large and busy maternity unit. The anaesthetic department has a good reputation for research as well as teaching for the primary FRCA. The Intensive care unit is busy and offers training at all levels from basic up to advanced.

Further information regarding training can be obtained by visiting the Severn School of Acute Care Common Stem

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