About the Academic Centre for Surgery (ACeS)
The South Tees Academic Centre for Surgery (ACeS) was established in 2022 as a formal academic department in partnership with Hull York Medical School, Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
ACeS is led by Professor Amar Rangan and is based in the STRIVE building at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
Our vision is to build on our international reputation for healthcare research in trauma and orthopaedic surgery that has influenced clinical practice and policy.
We will also develop and nurture the next generation of researchers and academic leaders in surgery.
- Establish a world leading centre for collaborative surgical research and academic excellence at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Harness existing interdisciplinary expertise and resources within the partner organisations and create new opportunities (such as joint clinical academic appointments).
- Integrate high quality research evidence, academic training, innovation and service development within surgical specialties.
- Benefit patients by promoting and guiding evidence-based clinical practice; and by informing healthcare commissioning and policy regionally, nationally and internationally.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will work in partnership with Hull York Medical School (HYMS), Health Sciences (HS) at the University of York and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England.