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Emergency Medicine (also known as A&E, ER or ED) is the most in demand specialty in the NHS.

Working in the NHS as an Emergency Medicine specialist gives you the opportunity to secure jobs offering competitive salaries, excellent career progression, access to specialty training, CESR & CCT, and includes the possibility for IELTS exemption.

Requirements for an overseas candidate to work in Emergency Medicine in the UK

  • IELTS or OET (exemptions can be offered)
  • MRCEM, FRCEM or PLAB
  • GMC registration
  • EEA applicants will only require GMC Registration and IELTS or OET 

IMG Library Find out more about IELTS or OET, GMC Registration, MRCEM, FRCEM, PLAB or to understand an Emergency Medicine doctor's Route to the UK.

What should I know about Emergency Medicine in the UK?  

Emergency Medicine has developed into an exciting and rewarding career, which attracts individuals who thrive on challenge and variety. A career in Emergency Medicine in the UK will be ever changing, with no two days being the same. Emergency medicine offers chances to develop your own interests and areas of expertise within a wide range of patient presentations.

In the UK, Emergency Physicians manage the full spectrum of physical and behavioural emergencies at any hour of the day or night, and the Emergency Department (ED) is the focal point or hub of any NHS Acute Hospital. The ED is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It can be both a demanding and rewarding job. 

What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week in the NHS?

Emergency Physicians will be fully expected to liaise with other specialties, coordinating the initial phase of the patient’s journey through the hospital’s A&E Department. They also interact with many people in every shift, including patients, relatives, nursing staff, junior doctors, consultant colleagues, ambulance crews, and the police.

Emergency doctors will work predominantly in the hospitals A&E but some work can also be carried out in in single specialty A&E departments, minor injuries units, walk-in centres and inpatient hospitals. 

Doctors working in A&E can expect to do an appreciable amount of night-time and weekend work. Sessional working is available as a consultant in EM and is actually the most flexible of hospital careers and very enabling of family life and work life balance.


Did you know? The demand for Emergency Medicine doctors is increasing, A&E departments across the UK have seen over 21 million attendees per year. It is easy to see how this specialty is expanding in the UK. 



 

£40,000 - £75,000

Senior A&E doctors with ambitions to pursue a career in the NHS, particularly with a view to work as consultants in ED within the next five years of their career are encouraged to apply.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a purpose-built department on the Trust's main site, in a new building commissioned in 1996. The department was modernized within its current footprint, and a Clinical Decision Unit (CDU), a RAT (rapid assessment and treatment)/ Minors area and a new dedicated paediatric area  were redesigned, refurbished, completed and commissioned in November 2017.

The post is for 11 sessions per week. One session is allocated to CPD and supporting professional activities. Based on educational needs and careers aspirations and progress, 3 months every year may be granted to give experience in other specialties like ITU and Anaesthetics (the doctor will still be required to do night shifts and weekend in ED).

In the ED, a full shift rota system will be worked. Within the rota are float weeks, where doctors will cover annual/study leave. Clinical working hours will average around 40 hours per week across the period of the rota and will include a one in three weekend shift. In addition to this specialty doctors will undertake an average of 4 hours CPD a week. At least half of this will take place within the hospital and all of it will be fully documented to comply with the requirements of clinical governance and revalidation. CPD undertaken during rostered clinical hours (e.g. for formal teaching) will be made up flexibly to cover service needs.

Shift patterns will be designed to reflect patient attendance patterns and will be reviewed with staff in post.

Requirements for this position are: 

  • MRCEM
  • IELTS or OET desirable
  • Extensive experience in emergency medicine, six years minimum

English exemption can be offered to those candidates that exhibit excellent standards of English at interview.

£40,000 - £80,000

Opportunity to work for a busy, flourishing District General Hospital for specialists in the field of emergency medicine with aspirations to work as a consultant in the NHS. The trust will support CESR aspirants whilst helping more junior candidates with their application to the specialty training programme.

The hospital has approximately 550 beds and the ED sees roughly 115,000 patients a year with a varied and diverse case mix. The department was opened in 2001 but in addition has had significant investment in the last two years with a new 6 bedded Clinical Decisions Unit, expanded Resuscitation Room, additional majors cubicles to include a dementia friendly zone and co-located Urgent Treatment Centre to improve the emergency care pathway.

Non-clinical facilities include excellent teaching accommodation, and simulation rooms.

The department comprises 11 consultants with 14 SAS doctors, 4 ST4+ and 15 juniors. 

The hospital is committed wholeheartedly to transforming urgent and emergency care services in the hospital and are looking for ambitious, talented individuals with an equal drive.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCEM
  • At least four year's experience in emergency medicine
  • Good standard of English (exemptions available)

Emergency medicine specialists looking to start their career in the NSH and work towards consultants, either via CCT or CESR are invited to apply! Exemptions on English tests can be offered for those candidates who are show excellent English at interview stage.

£50,000 - £85,000

A great opportunity for experienced emergency medicine specialists looking to further their career in the NHS and work towards consultant status in the UK. Working with one of the largest integrated care Trusts in the country bringing together acute and community services across three boroughs of London, with this being a particularly exciting time to join the trust as the pursue improvement and pioneer system change in emergency care in London.

With vacancies across two main sites in the trust the Emergency Department are looking for doctors at middle grade level for both registrar and specialty doctor positions. 

Significant training and education opportunities are available at both sites, with large postgraduate education departments overseeing the training of roughly 600 doctors in postgraduate training in conjunction with the local University. In addition, both sites have extensive Research & Development facilities that are well recognised in the area.

One site has 520 acute beds whilst the smaller district general hospital has 275 and between them both they offer state of the art ED equipment and care to their local population.

Requirements for this position:

  • Minimum four years in emergency medicine
  • MRCEM 

Exemptions can be offered for this position for candidates that demonstrate excellent levels of English at interview stage.*

* GMC requirements stipulate that you must not have failed a language test within the last two years to be offered an exemption to the test.

This is a great opportunity for qualified and experienced specialists in ED to work in one of London's leading A&E departments, furthering their career in the NHS.

£40,000 - £74,000

Experienced ED or A&E physicians with plans to attain specialist registration in emergency medicine are invited to apply.

Working for a teaching hospital that services a population of roughly 230,000 people, the emergency medicine is considered a priority for the trust and sees major investment in both staffing and physical developments. Rated "Good" in the CQC report and "Outstanding" in their ED Leadership, the department has a strong track record of hitting the national performance targets and is well respected in the region.

The Department has an up to date Resus area and plans are in progress for a complete re-design of the rest of the department to provide a modern, purpose-built ED fit for the future. We have an award-winning Acute Medicine and Ambulatory Care unit situated right next to the ED, with very good relations between the Emergency and Acute Medicine consultants.

The existing team of 8 consultants and 15 Specialty Doctors & Registrars is friendly and dynamic and these posts are part of a planned major expansion in senior staff numbers. The aim is to consistently provide 2 Senior doctors on duty overnight (on a 1 in 8 basis), an acceptable weekend working frequency (1 in 4) and a good depth of senior cover at all other times.

This expansion will also enable the trust to ensure regular secondments to other relevant specialties for those Specialty Doctors who wish to work towards CESR. Full support for CESR applicants is offered and the trust has a good track record in developing overseas doctors through to NHS consultant positions.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCEM or eligibility for GMC registration
  • IELTS or OET
  • At least 4 years experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Aspirations to develop and further your career

If you are an aspiring emergency medicine doctor with plans to attain Specialist Registration via either CESR or CCT then you are urged to apply.

£40,000 - £70,000

Opportunity for ED physicians looking to attain Specialist Registration via CESR or CCT and work as ED consultants in one of London's largest teaching hospital trusts.

Working in a 500 bed hospital, the hospital has a full range of acute services and hosts a purpose built A&E department newly opened in 2014, seeing around 120,000 patients each year in state of the art surrondings. 

Requirements for this position:

  • MRCEM 
  • OET or IELTS
  • Minimum 4 years in emergency medicine 

The trust has a well established process in place to assist intenational doctors map and attain their CESR competencies, helping many emergency medicine specialists on their route to attaining specialist registration in the NHS and consultant status.

The trust will also consider applicants who are eligible to enter specialty training at ST4 grade and work towards CESR.

£40,000 - £75,000

Several clients in London are seeking to appoint experienced Emergency Medicine specialists, offering competitive salaries, IELTS exemption and CESR route support. 

All levels of experience will be considered from SHO to Specialty Doctor. 

Support with career progression and CESR will be offered accrding to the level of experience of the successful candidate. 

Requirements for the posts: 

  • MRCEM / FRCEM 
  • IELTS or OET*

*IELTS exemption can potentially be offered depending on the NHS client, candidtaes must hold MRCEM / FRCEM and excellent levels of English. 

£40,000 - £75,000

Several clients in the South East of England are seeking to appoint experienced Emergency Medicine doctors, offering competitive pay, IELTS exemption and CESR support. 

All levels of experience will be considered from SHO to Specialty Doctor. 

Support with career progression and CESR will be offered accrding to the level of experience of the successful candidate. 

Requirements for the posts: 

  • MRCEM / FRCEM 
  • IELTS or OET*

*IELTS exemption can potentially be offered depending on the NHS client, candidtaes must hold MRCEM / FRCEM and excellent levels of English. 

£78,000 - £105,000

Applications are open to appoint Consultants or experinced Specialty Doctors in Emergency Medicine. 

The trust offer consultants the option of a 10 or 12 PA job plan  which includes a flexible shift rota between 08:00 – 22:00 weekdays and 8 hours at weekends.

Specialty doctors will be offered special interest posts and a CESR completion route.

Requirements: 

  • IELTS or OET
  • MRCEM/FRCEM
£70,000 - £85,000

A well established Teaching Hospital in the East of England are looking for specialty doctors in Emergency Medicine.

Support with career development and Tier 2 visa applications is offered to applicants. Requirements for the position are:

  • MRCEM or FRCEM
  • OET or IELTs (exemptions can be offered)
  • Good experience in Emergency Medicine essential

A great opportunity to work at one of the UK's leading hospitals! 

£75,000 - £105,000

A well established Teaching Hospital in the East of England are looking for specialty doctors in Emergency Medicine.

Support with career development and Tier 2 visa applications is offered to applicants. Requirements for the position are:

  • MRCEM or FRCEM
  • OET or IELTs (exemptions can be offered)
  • Good experience in Emergency Medicine essential

A great opportunity to work at one of the UK's leading hospitals! 

£50,000 - £75,000

Applications welcome for a Fixed Term post for senior doctors with experience in Gastroenterology to work within a large Hospital in the North East of England. The hospital offered opportunity for CESR support, within a teaching hospital group.  

Specialty doctors or consultants will be considered.

All subspecialties considered, participation in GIM on call rota is essential. 

Requirements for the role: 

  • MRCP(UK)*
  • IELTS or OET

*EEA doctors require only IELTS or OET

£40,000 - £74,000

Experienced ED or A&E physicians with plans to attain specialist registration in emergency medicine are invited to apply.

Working for a teaching hospital that services a population of roughly 230,000 people, the emergency medicine is considered a priority for the trust and sees major investment in both staffing and physical developments. Rated "Good" in the CQC report and "Outstanding" in their ED Leadership, the department has a strong track record of hitting the national performance targets and is well respected in the region.

The Department has an up to date Resus area and plans are in progress for a complete re-design of the rest of the department to provide a modern, purpose-built ED fit for the future. We have an award-winning Acute Medicine and Ambulatory Care unit situated right next to the ED, with very good relations between the Emergency and Acute Medicine consultants.

The existing team of 8 consultants and 15 Specialty Doctors & Registrars is friendly and dynamic and these posts are part of a planned major expansion in senior staff numbers. The aim is to consistently provide 2 Senior doctors on duty overnight (on a 1 in 8 basis), an acceptable weekend working frequency (1 in 4) and a good depth of senior cover at all other times.

This expansion will also enable the trust to ensure regular secondments to other relevant specialties for those Specialty Doctors who wish to work towards CESR. Full support for CESR applicants is offered and the trust has a good track record in developing overseas doctors through to NHS consultant positions.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCEM or eligibility for GMC registration
  • IELTS or OET
  • At least 4 years experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Aspirations to develop and further your career

If you are an aspiring emergency medicine doctor with plans to attain Specialist Registration via either CESR or CCT then you are urged to apply.

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