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.



Name Role
Mr Sohom Maitra Head of School - School of Acute Specialties
Dr Catriona Lane Training Programme Director - ACCS Emergency Medicine
Dr Suzanne O'Neil Training Programme Director - ACCS Anaesthetics / ICM
Dr's Jane Wallace & Anita Jones Training Programme Director - Internal Medicine Training (NB - this is part of the school of medicine, not acute specialties)
Mr Kay Adeboye Training Programme Director - Acute School DWDN
Dr Kate Williamson RCEM Regional Sim Rep
Olivia Ritchie LET Representative
Angela Johnson Recruitment Planning Manager
Kate Cockbain Specialty School Manager
Trainee Representatives from across the training years / themes
Jon Adcock Programme Support Officer


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