Doctors have been able to gain a Certificate for Completion of Training (CCT) and become Consultants in AIM since 2009.
Over the last 12 years we have seen significant changes in the way acute care is delivered and in the team that delivers it.
The presence of Acute Physicians in hospitals with unscheduled care has been shown to reduce mortality risk and the length of stay while in hospital, without increasing readmission rates.
AIM is a young specialty that is rapidly expanding and evolving to become a major player in the future provision of healthcare in the UK. The clinical leadership and management of a highly specialised multi- disciplinary team providing unscheduled care is a vital skill of the Acute Physician.
With a drive towards Consultant led acute services 7 days week, there will be an increasing number of AIM Consultants delivering high quality care at the front door.