MRCP (UK) PACES - a guide for overseas medicine doctors

  • July 12, 2022
 

PACES is the final exam in the MRCP UK examination series.

Attaining full MRCP UK will facilitate registration with the GMC for overseas doctors, allowing you to secure a job in one of the many medical specialties in the NHS, depending on your experience and specialisation. In this article we will consider the following: 

What is PACES?

The Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training (ST3). The exam sets rigorous standards to ensures trainees are competent across a wide range of skills and are ready to provide high-quality care to patients.

Am I eligible to sit MRCP PACES?

You must have passed the Part 1 written examination within the last seven years before taking PACES. The Royal College strongly advises trainees to apply after competing two years practical experience and Part 2 of the examination.

What is the content and format? 

PACES is based on a format that is similar to OSCEs, a practical assessment in a clinical setting. There are five clinical stations with either patients with a given condition, or trained stand-ins (surrogates). 

The exam is sat over a half-day and assesses seven core skills over five stations. IMGs can expect eight patient encounters assessed independently by a total of ten examiners (two at each station). 

The seven core skills:

  • Physical examination – demonstrate correct, thorough, systematic, appropriate and professional technique of physical examination.
  • Identify physical signs – identifying physical signs correctly.
  • Clinical communication – elicit a clinical history relevant to the patient’s complaints, in a systematic, thorough and professional manner.
  • Differential Diagnosis – create a sensible, clinically assessed differential diagnosis for a patient.
  • Clinical Judgement – select an appropriate management plan for a patient or clinical situation. Select appropriate investigations or treatments for a patient that the candidate has clinically assessed.
  • Managing patients concerns – seeks, detect, acknowledge and address patients or relatives concerns, confirming their understanding and demonstrate empathy.
  • Maintain patient welfare – treat a patient or relative respectfully and sensitively in a manner that ensures their comfort, safety and dignity.

The PACES Carousel:

The Carousel consists of five stations, each assessed by two independent examiners. Candidates start at any of the five stations, moving round the carousel at 20-minute intervals, until completed. A five-minute period between each station is given. 

Candidates are marked on clinical skills at each encounter in the examination. An encounter is when a candidate has an interaction with a patient or a surrogate. Stations 2 and 4 involve one encounter, whereas stations 1, 3 and 5 have two encounters. 

How is PACES marked? 

PACES is marked on seven skills, A-G, these are: 

Skill A: Physical examination (stations 1, 3 and 5)

Skill B: Identifying physical signs (stations 1, 3 and 5)

Skill C: Clinical communication (stations 2, 4 and 5)

Skill D: Differential diagnosis (stations 1, 2, 3 and 5)

Skill E: Clinical judgement (all stations)

Skill F: Managing patients’ concerns (all stations)

Skill G: Maintaining patient welfare (all stations)

Skill B, identifying physical signs, is often considered the most challenging skill to pass.

As an overseas candidate, where and when can I take the exam?

It is a little more complicated than Part 1 or 2 exams and exam slots are often in short supply. Whilst the Royal College is working hard to increase the number of spaces, it is not always possible to offer a place to all applicants.

Priority is given to those candidates who are near the end of their stage 2 eligibility period. A full list of examination dates can be found here, please note these are subject to change.

Examination centres are subject to change, so for up-to-date information, please see the Royal College website here.

The examination is run at clinical centres across the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); these vary from diet to diet.

When should I take PACES?

Royal College performance data provides some food for thought when considering when to apply for PACES. The data suggests:

  • Wait at least 36 months after graduation before applying.
  • Those taking the exam before this period were less likely to pass.
  • 24-36 months post-graduation – 50% pass rate
  • 36-48 months after graduation – 77%
  • Candidates that had already passed part 1 & 2 written examinations were significantly more likely to pass PACES at first attempt.

How can I prepare for the exam? 

With lots of resources available online, we have discussed with IMGs the best place to start looking for materials relating to the exams. Most IMGs recommended starting with the Royal College, who have created useful resources to help you to prepare for the exams. See below: 

Curriculum: Applicants are tested on a range of common and important disorders in General Medicine as set out in the Joint Royal Colleges Specialty Training Curriculum for Core Medical Training.

We recommend getting to know the curriculum as early as possible, using it as a road map for your study plan. 


It is recommended that to give yourself the best chance, you gain clinical experience involving care of emergency patients, adults and children.We advise you to regularly invite senior colleagues to observe and provide feedback on your clinical assessments, so you will be comfortable with the PACES format and give you confidence in approaching and examining patients with examiners present.


PACES station 4 examiner guidance examples: This useful guide contains examples of the types of statements found in the examiner guidance section of station 4 scenarios. 

This will help you to understand what the examiner is looking for. 

PACES sample scenarios: These will provide you with the most accurate and relevant scenarios to prepare you for the real thing. Sample scenarios cover Station 2, 4 & 5 (‘history taking’, ‘communication skills and ethics’ and ‘clinical consultations’ respectively.

Most of these have been previously used in a recent exam, but please note that during the exam you will only receive the section marked ‘information for the candidate’.

Videos on what to expect on the day: These helpful videos will give you a true reflection of what to expect on the day of the exam, easing some of the pressure and ensuring you can focus on the task at hand. 

PACES candidate video: Whilst there are lots of useful videos online that are easy to find, the PACES candidate video contains important information about the exam, and practical examples of how the exam will run. 

Candidate guide notes: these guidenotes created by the Royal College help IMGs to understand what to expect on the day, from your arrival to the completion of the test. 


It can also be useful to understand how IMGs have failed the exam in the past, as this will give you the best chance to pass first time. The ‘how I failed PACES’ guide provides tips to help you to identify where you might be going wrong, along with practical advice to help you to improve. 


For a useful overview of how to prepare for exams, including advice on study groups, online community support, best use of online resources & Royal College materials and courses - take a look at our blogs on exam tips and preparation

Passed? What next? 

First of all, congratulations! After you have passed all parts of MRCP (UK) you can apply for a full registration with a license to practice. Once the GMC have approved your application, you can work as a doctor in the UK. 


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An excellent opportunity for a Speciality Doctor in Geriatric Medicine to join a team that prides themselves in providing outstanding care to patients. This NHS Trust is rated \"Good\" overall by the CQC. The NHS Trust cares for their staff, and will help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training program. They offer an attractive work-life balance, and will help you get the most out of your career, including supporting CESR.

This is a great opportunity for overseas specialists in Geriatric Medicine who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. Applications from overseas doctors are welcomed - the post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

WHAT IS THE  NHS TRUST LIKE?

The NHS trust provides services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions across the region They are the main providers of mental health and learning disability services in both counties, and also deliver community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services for a population of 750,000.

The NHS Trust has an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. An NHS Trust that wants their staff to thrive, offering them every opportunity to develop. They provide their staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from their Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of the NHS Trust\'s values, they are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. They take every opportunity to strengthen their approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of their staff.

WHAT IS THE GERIATRIC  DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

You will be working along with 4 consultant in the department along with specialists registrars, trust grade doctors, IMT’s and Foundation year students in the department.

The facilities in the department include a 24 bedded Frailty/Dementia along with a othro-geriatric unit admitting 15 new patients per week.  The department also has an active Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service (GEMS) that run a 7/7 rota admitting 8-12 patients a day for a full MDT comprehensive assessment. Additionally, the team is responsible for a 26 - bedded community wards

The team in involved in 3 clinics - Fall clinics for Speciality MDT clinics seeing 4 patients per clinics, Hot Clinics (post GEMS review) according to the demand and Parkinson’s clinics, a 1 PA per clinics mixture of new and follow up’s.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?

The city has a total population of 595,786 people in the region situated in the South west of England’s second biggest city, Birmingham. The city holds a consistency ranks highly in surveys for happiness and safety, a testament to its good infrastructure, beautiful landscapes, historic architecture and low crime.

The vast majority of primary schools in the area receive ‘good’ Ofsted ratings and commutable to places like London and Birmingham with excellent transport links in the city. The city is a city with an abundance of walks on its doorstep with places like Malvern Hills, Cotswolds and Forest of Dean.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

Research is a key activity for the NHS Trust, and we recently launched an ambitious research strategy to double our activity in three years, believing this will enable patients to access the highest quality services and retain health professionals. Post-holders have access to a strong R&D department including a research nursing team and support to conceive, design and conduct innovative research projects using state-ofthe-art technology

The Trust is also the host Research Consortium, a collaboration with  all the nearby hospitals situated in the area along with academic affiliation with the University of the City. 

Am I eligible for this role?

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 

  • Experience of working in geriatric medicine
  • Specialist Qualification in Medicine - desirable

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK)
  • or GMC Recognised Qualification
  • Experience of working in geriatric medicine
This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Geriatric Medicine looking to work in the NHS and work towards CESR. 


 

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An excellent opportunity for highly specialised consultant in Geriatric Medicine looking for CESR Support and sub-speciality interest in Stroke medicine . This opportunity is best suited to those looking for a calm atmosphere, whilst the location offers a great mix of culture, countryside, and high quality schools. Equally, UK-based doctors who are looking to further careers in the UK will find themselves very happy here in these beautiful surroundings.

What is the Trust look like?

The NHS trust situated in the North West England consists of 4 main hospitals providing services for acute hospitals and also local GPs. All our hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. The trust has won the Diverse Company Award in the National Diversity Awards (NDAs) in 2020 welcoming IMGs from different part of the world to join their team.

In July 2015 the trust was the first, and so far only, to get an increase in the NHS tariff for its services agreed by Monitor (NHS) because of its "increased costs associated with this trust running health services across multiple sites in rural locations" and this is expected to increase the trust's income by more than £20 million per year. The trust consists of Emergency Department, the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), the Acute Frailty Unit (AFU), Huggett Suite (Acute Stroke), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and a Medical Same Day Emergency Care unit (SDEC). Currently, the trust sees approximately 350 Stroke admissions per year to one of the hospital

What does the geriatric department look like?

The department consists on 6 Substantive consultants and 2 Locum consultants in the senior medical team. The department also consists of junior teams (FY1 and 2, IMT and LED doctors) from general medicine along with speciality doctors in the department. The department is currently developing a multidisciplinary team that currently consists of a Consultant Geriatrician, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a foundation year’s doctor / ST1 and REACT Community Assessor who provide a 7 day service assessing Frail & Older patients attending the emergency department. The Acute Frailty unit comprises of 15 acute beds that seems and manages around 12/15 patients per day.

Career Development & Opportunities Available

Career development opportunities are plenty at the trust. The Stroke Centre is one of the highest performing centres in the UK achieving all the required targets and supports the requirements for CME as recommended by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities. The trust also provides an opportunity for an optional Tele-stroke on call when required with active, innovative and handles virtually 100% of secondary general medical referrals for its area with respect to all subspecialties.

Life in North West England

North West has the Lake District, Pennines, and the Scottish and Welsh Borders, as well as some fabulous coastline. The largest natural lake in England (Windermere), the deepest lake in England (Wast Water), the highest lake in England, (Broad Craig Tarn), and the highest peak (Scafell Pike) in England are all in the North West. The area has some amazing countryside, culture events, history, and state of the art shopping facilities.
With excellent schools around the area with some of the best secondary school education in the county, the area is less crowded and with low of living. The city provided excellent amenities improving the quality of life. There are some pricey and exclusive areas for sure in the North West, but compared to the South of England, whether renting or buying a new home, you will definitely get a more spacious home for your money.

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

 
EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification in [special
  • IELTS or OET 

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK) or GMC recognised qualifications  
  • IELTS or OET 

UK-based candidates: 

  • Broad exposure to medical Diseases, especially affecting frail patients, and the management of these
  • Confident in the care of acutely ill frail patients, in CCU/HDU
84,559 - 114,003
An excellent opportunity for highly specialised consultant in Neurology and Stroke Medicine looking for CESR Support. This opportunity is best suited to those looking for a calm atmosphere, whilst the location offers a great mix of culture, countryside, and high quality schools. Equally, UK-based doctors who are looking to further careers in the UK will find themselves very happy here in these beautiful surroundings.

What is the Trust look like?

The NHS trust situated in the North West England consists of 4 main hospitals providing services for acute hospitals and also local GPs. All our hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. The trust has won the Diverse Company Award in the National Diversity Awards (NDAs) in 2020 welcoming IMGs from different part of the world to join their team. In July 2015 the trust was the first, and so far only, to get an increase in the NHS tariff for its services agreed by Monitor (NHS) because of its "increased costs associated with this trust running health services across multiple sites in rural locations" and this is expected to increase the trust's income by more than £20 million per year. The trust consists of Emergency Department, the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), the Acute Frailty Unit (AFU), Huggett Suite (Acute Stroke), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and a Medical Same Day Emergency Care unit (SDEC). Currently, the trust sees approximately 350 Stroke admissions per year to one of the hospital

What does the stroke department look like?

The stroke service consists of six acute stroke beds and an assessment bay benefitting from an investment of £1million in 2017. The post holder would be expected to contribute to daily weekday Stroke Consultant rounds, and the Stroke Consultants provide face-to-face Thrombolysis within normal weekday working hours and the Emergency Department team access the tele stroke service out of hours for support. There is a 7-day Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Stroke specialist nurse service attending all stroke patients presenting in ED. The stroke unit has a combined of 32 beds - 6 acute and 25 rehab along with neurosurgical and thrombectomy services available at one of the hospitals. The division provides a wide range of techniques and services, including endocrine investigations; DEXA scanning; GI endoscopy; bronchoscopy; chemotherapy; a cardiac, respiratory and oesophageal function laboratory; and ward-based non-invasive positive pressure ventilation.

Career Development & Opportunities Available 

Career development opportunities are plenty at the trust. The Stroke Centre is one of the highest performing centres in the UK achieving all the required targets and supports the requirements for CME as recommended by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities
The trust also provides an opportunity for an optional Tele-stroke on call when required with active, innovative and handles virtually 100% of secondary general medical referrals for its area with respect to all subspecialties. 

Life in North West England

North West England has the Lake District, Pennines, and the Scottish and Welsh Borders, as well as some fabulous coastline. The largest natural lake in England (Windermere), the deepest lake in England (Wast Water), the highest lake in England, (Broad Craig Tarn), and the highest peak (Scafell Pike) in England are all in the North West. The area has some amazing countryside, culture events, history, and state of the art shopping facilities. 
With excellent schools around the area with some of the best secondary school education in the county, the area is less crowded and with low of living. The city provided excellent amenities improving the quality of life. There are some affluent areas, and property prices can vary depending on the quality of home, but compared to the South of England, whether renting or buying a new home, you will definitely get a more spacious home for your money.

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:   

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised Specialist Qualification in Neurology & Stroke
  • IELTS or OET 

 Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK) or GMC recognised qualification
  • IELTS or OET 

 UK-based candidates: 

  • Full GMC registration
  • Within 6 months of obtaining CCT in Stroke Medicine at time of interview
If you are interested in working for a high performing hospital trust in the North West of England, nearby to one of the UK's largest and most diverse cities in Manchester, with neighbouring towns of Preston, Bolton and Blackburn nearby then apply today!
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An excellent opportunity has risen for Consultant in Geriatricians to be a part of an NHS Trust that is developing a new model of care living with frailty. The NHS Trust aims to continue to build strong links and establish great service for urgent and emergency care services. The post if suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Geriatric Medicine, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade.

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

WHAT IS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

The NHS Foundation Trust teaching hospital full of hard working and dedicated staff providing community and hospital services across the area that covers a thousand square miles. The NHS Foundation Trust currently has 6,000 employees, and and provides services for some 350,000. They operate three main hospitals, as well as a number of community healthcare premises. Two of their main hospitals have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across their area. The community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and their main hospitals. They aim to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advise and support.

They are absolutely committed to making the Trust a great place to be cared for and a great place to work through the delivery of the highest possible standards of compassionate care, as well as their research and education strategy to provide the very best patient and staff experience.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The Department & Team is a developing multidisciplinary team that currently consists of a Consultant Geriatrician, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a foundation year’s doctor / ST1 and REACT Community Assessor who provide a 7 day service assessing Frail & Older patients attending the emergency department. The Acute Frailty Unit is comprised of a 15 Acute beds that sees and manages around 12/15 patients per day. 

The department aims to provide an effective 7 day service, within national and local standards. This would mean each consultant would be doing a 1:5 weekend shift in our Frailty Intervention Team service. The successful appointee will be expected to:
  • Undertake patient assessments for Frail & Older patients attending the emergency department to help patients return to their normal place of residency at the earliest opportunity

  • Provide care for acutely unwell, frail patients on the AFU

  • Review appropriate patients classed as Outliers

  • Contribute to service development and quality improvement

  • Provide leadership and work as part of and develop our team


WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN LANCASTER? 

Lancashire is a wonderful county in the North West of England. Beautiful rural countryside, award winning beaches, unique market towns and a wealth of social activities are just some of the coastal county. It is home to the Lancashire Coastline which represent some of the country’s most cherished landscapes, and across the region, you’ll find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages.

Period properties are the name of the game in Lancaster, with Victorian and Georgian townhouses proving the most popular type of home with residents. There is also riverside living available, as well as properties built from the 1960s onwards. Lancaster was named one of the happiest places to live and work in the UK, so it’s safe to say that life in the city is good. From restaurants and shops to historic buildings and landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do in Lancaster. 

Lancashire is one of the safest areas in the country with crime and other community safety issues, such as anti-social behaviour and road accidents at their lowest level for years. Around nine out of ten respondents to a recent Living in Lancashire survey consider their local area to be safe. There are so many outdoor activities available! From Go- Ape climbing centres, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, tothe popular Brockhole Activity Centre with treetop nets and trampolining, there is plenty to explore.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT SABP?

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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An excellent opportunity has risen for Consultant in Acute & General Medicine to be a part of a well-established service within an NHS Trust that aims to continue to build strong links and establish great service for urgent and emergency care services. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Acute & General Medicine, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.

WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

The NHS Foundation Trust teaching hospital full of hard working and dedicated staff providing community and hospital services across the area that covers a thousand square miles. The NHS Foundation Trust currently has 6,000 employees, and and provides services for some 350,000. They operate three main hospitals, as well as a number of community healthcare premises. Two of their main hospitals have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across their area. The community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and their main hospitals. They aim to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advise and support.

They are absolutely committed to making the Trust a great place to be cared for and a great place to work through the delivery of the highest possible standards of compassionate care, as well as their research and education strategy to provide the very best patient and staff experience.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The Acute Medical division is comprised of a 39 bedded Acute Medical Unit and an adjoining Ambulatory Care unit that sees and manages up to 30 patients per day. The team consists of the following a Substantive Consultant (Clinical Lead) – Acute and General Internal Medicine Substantive Consultant - Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, Substantive Consultant – Intensive Care and Acute Medicine, Substantive Associate Specialist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Foundation Year Doctors (two), Acute Care Common Stem Trainee & Trust Grade Clinicians (two) – Ambulatory Care General Practice Trainee – Ambulatory Care.

The service admit, on average, 20 – 25 patients per day and can see up to 30 patients in Ambulatory Care. “Hot clinics” are held daily on Ambulatory Care. The have successfully reduced admissions and shortened length of stay but their philosophy is one of ensuring safe, good quality care in a friendly and supportive professional department. Patients are managed in a high efficient manner and it can only be one of a few Acute Medical units in the NHS where there are empty beds on the unit most mornings. This is due to the ethos of the team – one team one family.

The successful appointee will be expected to provide care for acutely unwell patients on the AMU, contribute to service development and quality improvement, provide care for patients seen on the ACU and provide leadership and work as part of and develop the team.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN LANCASHIRE? 

Lancashire is a wonderful county in the North West of England. Beautiful rural countryside, award winning beaches, unique market towns and a wealth of social activities are just some of the coastal county. It is home to the Lancashire Coastline which represent some of the country’s most cherished landscapes, and across the region, you’ll find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages.

Period properties are the name of the game in Lancaster, with Victorian and Georgian townhouses proving the most popular type of home with residents. There is also riverside living available, as well as properties built from the 1960s onwards. Lancaster was named one of the happiest places to live and work in the UK, so it’s safe to say that life in the city is good. From restaurants and shops to historic buildings and landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do in Lancaster. 

Lancashire is one of the safest areas in the country with crime and other community safety issues, such as anti-social behaviour and road accidents at their lowest level for years. Around nine out of ten respondents to a recent Living in Lancashire survey consider their local area to be safe. There are so many outdoor activities available! From Go- Ape climbing centres, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, tothe popular Brockhole Activity Centre with treetop nets and trampolining, there is plenty to explore.


WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST?

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in  Acute Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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