ACCS Specialty Training Group


The ACCS Specialty Training Group is a sub-committee of the School Board / Executive.  The group meets four times per year in March, July, September and December.  The purpose of the group is:

  • To implement actions that arise from School visits
  • To discuss any training issues that arise with specific trainees, Trusts and units
  • To discuss the development of processes and Quality Management with a view to presenting recommendations to the School Board
  • To ensure that high standards of postgraduate education and training are in place throughout Health Education England – North East & Cumbria
  • To ensure that the ACCS programme is engaged in processes of continual improvement, encompassing educational processes, opportunities, courses and faculty development.





Dr Catriona Lane

Training Programme Director - ACCS

Dr Kate Williamson

CEM Regional Sim Rep

Amber Minto

LET Representative

Jason Urron

PEM Representative

Dr Dave Bramley

PHEM Training Programme Director

Dr Kate Armitage

Medicine Representative

Dr Suzanne O'Neil

Training Programme Director - ACCS

Mr Sohom Maitra

Training Programme Director - ACCS

Ross Gingles

Specialty School Manager

Dr Gary Lear

Head of School Anaesthetics

Dr Emily Kemp

Trainee representative

Dr Patrick Duncan

Trainee representative

Dr Chris Taylor

Trainee representative

Dr Eoin McCarthy

Trainee representative

Mr Malcolm Jones

Head of School ACCS

Angela Johnson

Recruitment Planning Manager

Mr Kevin Joisce

SRH Representative

Jon Adcock

Specialty Programme Coordinator


Information for Current Trainees

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Information for trainers and educators

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Potential Applicant

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