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Ill Medical Patients Acute Care & Treatment (IMPACT)

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The IMPACT course consists of three parts,

  • e-learning (text, MCQ and "on-line" simulation) prior to attending the course.
  • the 2 day face to face course taught by experienced lecturers with specific IMPACT training
  • assessment carried out on the second afternoon of the course 


The criteria is ST1/CT1/SHO grades and above.  A limited number of FY2s can attend IMPACT, but must have 6-8 months previous general medicine training as an FY2.

Course details:

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Course dates:

21 - 22, November 2019 (course full)

The IMPACT course is a two-day course introducing the principles and practice of acute medical care and related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. Designed by the Federation of Royal Medical Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists, this course is endorsed by the Resuscitation Council UK, the Intensive Care Society and the Society of Acute Medicine.  IMPACT enables trainee doctors at CT1 level and above, (specifically trainee physicians) to assess and treat acutely unwell patients and where appropriate gives guidance on when to ask for help.  

SIMPACT is compulsory for all candidates to complete prior to the course and is an educational tool that will help prepare for the two-day IMPACT course.  Each candidate will have a minimum of four weeks to work through the SIMPACT package. 

Please note that SIMPACT must be completed no later than 7 days prior to the course.  It is important, therefore, that you book your place on the course at least 5 weeks prior in order to allow the time required to complete the SIMPACT package

Course Director: Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya, Consultant Physician and Ortho Geriatrician

Approved by: The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow

When you register for the IMPACT course you are entering into a contract with the course organisers therefore you must attend the whole course and complete the pre-course online SIMPACT learning package. If this is not completed within the required timeline you may lose your place on the course and the fee paid. The Course Director has final say on attendance. 

Further information can be found on the College website: 


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