2021 Anaesthetics Curriculum: Guidance for ACCS anaesthetists in training and educational supervisors

Published: 17/11/2021

Transition from 2010 to 2021 ACCS Curriculum

Curriculum transition documentation requirements for ACCS trainees:

There have been a few enquiries relating to documentation requirements for ACCS anaesthetists in training transitioning from CT1 on the old curriculum to CT2 on the 2021 curriculum. Hopefully this guide should provide clarification.

  • Any placements that have been already signed off on the old curriculum do not need to be revisited or re-evidenced.
  • As long as an outcome 1 was achieved at ARCP, an ACCS anaesthetist in training entering CT2 does not need to demonstrate any evidence for their CT1 placements. If, therefore, an outcome 1 was received for an EM/IM year, then no evidence for LO1, LO2 and LO4 will be required in CT2 (for the Anaesthetics/ICM year)
    • LO1: Care for physiologically stable adult patients presenting to acute care across the full range of complexity
    • LO2: Make safe clinical decisions, appropriate to level of experience, knowing when and how to seek effective support
    • LO4: Care for acutely injured patients across the full range of complexity
  • The entrustment levels for each ACCS LO have been set independently and should be achievable within a 6-month placement. This has been done so that the order of the rotations doesn't matter.
  • If an ACCS anaesthetist in training enters CT2 with some outstanding competencies to complete from their CT1 ARCP, then this needs to be discussed with their educational supervisor at the start of the year and a specific plan made for how these competencies will be achieved during the CT2 year.
  • A video has been produced demonstrating a meeting between an educational supervisor and their ACCS anaesthetist in training who is transitioning from CT1 on the 2010 curriculum to CT2 on the 2021 curriculum. This video explains many of the queries raised. It is available on the Resources section of the ACCS website: www.accs.ac.uk/2021-curriculum/resources.