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Emergency Medicine

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 - £74,000

Overseas doctors with aspirations to work as NHS Consultants in Emergency Medicine (A&E) - doctors aspiring via the CESR route and particularly urged to apply. Doctors keen to enter Specialty Training at ST4 grade or those wishing to make direct CESR applications are welcome. 

Total salaries offered a much higher than other hospitals based in the UK due to a total of 14 sessions available in ED.

These are flexible Specialty Doctor & Senior Clinical Fellow posts  within in a friendly and supportive Emergency Department in one of the more beautiful parts of the UK. The hospital is a modern District General Hospital with roughly 275 inpatient beds in a semi rural settings. 

The hospitals facilities and equipment in the ED consist of resuscitation bays, X-ray, plaster rooms and treatment rooms giving immediate access to primary medical and surgical assessment treatment and care.

The Health Board serves a population of 389,000 and is leading the way for established CESR support and training for international doctors.

An established and successful CESR programme offered for MRCEM qualified doctors in Emergency Medicine.

Contrary to some popular myths - understanding of the Welsh language is not required to work in Wales and everyone speaks English as a first language!

Requirements to join are:

  • MRCEM 
  • IELTS or OET (exemptions can be given)
  • At least four years experience in Emergency Medicine

The Health Board offers support for both Tier 2 visa and is particularly welcoming of international candidates.

If you ar looking to start your career in the NHS and attain Specialist Registration and a Substantive Emergency Medicine Consultant positions - these really are fantastic opportunities.

£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.

£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 - £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 - £74,000

Overseas doctors with aspirations to work as NHS Consultants in Emergency Medicine (A&E) - doctors aspiring via the CESR route and particularly urged to apply. Doctors keen to enter Specialty Training at ST4 grade or those wishing to make direct CESR applications are welcome. 

Total salaries offered a much higher than other hospitals based in the UK due to a total of 13 sessions available in ED.

These are flexible Specialty Doctor & Senior Clinical Fellow posts  within in a busy and supportive Emergency Department in one of the more beautiful parts of the UK, but located within 30 minutes to the second largest city in Wales, Swansea.

The hospital is a District General Hospital with roughly 350 inpatient beds with a full set of ED equipment and facilities. 

The hospitals facilities and equipment in the ED consist of resuscitation bays, X-ray, plaster rooms and treatment rooms giving immediate access to primary medical and surgical assessment treatment and care.

The Health Board serves a population of 389,000 and is leading the way for established CESR support and training for international doctors.

An established and successful CESR programme offered for MRCEM qualified doctors in Emergency Medicine.

Contrary to some popular myths - understanding of the Welsh language is not required to work in Wales and everyone speaks English as a first language!

Requirements to join are:

  • MRCEM 
  • IELTS or OET (exemptions can be given)
  • At least four years experience in Emergency Medicine

The Health Board offers support for both Tier 2 visa and is particularly welcoming of international candidates.

If you ar looking to start your career in the NHS and attain Specialist Registration and a Substantive Emergency Medicine Consultant positions - these really are fantastic opportunities.

£41,000 - £76,000

An opportunity for experienced Emergency Medicine specialists to join an outstanding trust in the South West of England. 

Here, newly appointed emergency medicine doctors can look forward to a warm welcome and supportive approach to working, including focus on attaining CESR.

Overview

The Emergency Department is a modern, purpose built unit and you will be part of a friendly and dedicated team. The service delivers care for 70,000 new patients who attend the ED each year.

You will be working in a district general hospital performing well against targets and standards of care. 

CESR support is a prominent feature of working with the service, and international candidates will benefit from comprehensive inductions and job planning to make the most out of their career in the NHS. 

Location:
This is a wonderful place to live and work. The main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links. This location has a bit of everything, a stunning place to live with city and countryside on every doorstep. 

Requirements for the role: 


UK based applicants: 
  • Emergency Medicine experience 
Non-EEA applicants (IMGs): 
  • MRCEM 
  • Emergency Medicine experience 
EEA applicants: 
  • Emergency Medicine experience 
£41,000 - £77,000

An exciting opportunity to for an experienced emergency medicine specialist to join an Emergency Department within the integrated Emergency Care Centre within a District General Hospital in the South East. 

Overview: 
The post is designed to provide support for the Senior Consultant staff and to enhance the clinical supervision of junior doctors. You will join a team of five current specialty doctors.

CESR will be supported by the department, and you will have the opportunity to build on your experience through attending other departments as necessary. 

Requirements for the post: 

  • The successful applicant will have four years post registration experience, of which 12 months will have been spent in an Accident & Emergency Medicine. 
  • MRCEM is a requirement for the post
£40,000 - £75,000

An excellent opportunity to join a top performing emergency medicine department in the South West of England. This trust is looking to appoint an SAS (Middle Grade) in Emergency Medicine. 

Department overview:
The Emergency Department is a modern progressive Department supported by a dedicated team of Consultants, who provide shop floor leadership from 0800 – 2300 hours, 365 days a year. The Department enjoys round the clock Middle Grade cover and a 16 person Junior Doctor rota, with 3 SHOs overnight and is supported by a team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

Trust overview:
The Trust has recently invested heavily in their systems and processes, as well as their resources, helping them to achieve an excellent 90% target. It is described as an enjoyable, productive and rewarding environment in which to work.

The Department is a Major Trauma Unit and employs a 24hr Consultant led Trauma Team. 

Training and CESR:
There is an excellent Departmental Educational Programme for Middle Grade Doctors.

CESR is fully supported, with very recent and successful experience in supporting middle grades to complete this process. The consultant leads are determined to ensure each appointee has a career plan and set of goals in place for CESR. 

In fact, the department has established a reputation for supporting those interested in pursuing the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) and a number of the existing middle-grade cohort are being mentored in activities to complete this. Applications are actively encouraged from others wishing to explore this route.

Local area:
The hospital is based in a historic cathedral city in the heart of the South West of England. You will find numerous sporting and cultural events and activities, along with access to the many beaches and open countryside.
It is situated as it is on the motorway network, and enjoys excellent travel links with the rest of the United Kingdom, including being 2 hours from London by train. 

Requirements for the role: 
UK based applicants:

  • at least 2 years post graduate experience in ED

EEA applicants:

  • 4 years post graduate experience in ED

Non-EEA candidates:

  • Full MRCEM
  • 4 years post graduate experience in ED
£79,860 - £107,668

An excellent opportunity for a consultant in emergency medicine to join a large integrated care provider in North East England. The trust is high performing with a strong track record of supporting new appointees with career development. 

Applications are welcomed from international candidates.

Trust overview:
The Trust is based on two acute sites with most acute medical services and specialties duplicated on each site. 

The new appointee could be based at either site, preferences will be accommodated. 

Service overview: 
The Urgent and Emergency Care team encompasses five Urgent Treatment Centres, two Acute Medical Units including Same Day Emergency Care services and two Emergency Departments (ED). 

With over 129000 ED attendances every year, the Trust is one of the largest services in the North East. 

Local area:
You can be in the countryside in less than ten minutes from all major towns and cities in the area, with some of the most stunning scenery and outdoor space in the country.

There is a strong sporting and cultural heritage in the north east, so no matter what your interests are, there is something here for you to explore. For families, you will have access to fantastic school and academic institutions as well as very affordable properties.

The region is also known to be friendly, relaxed and welcoming. 

Requirements for the post: 
UK based applicants: 

  • Hold CCT, or within 6 months of completing CESR 
EEA applicants: 
  • Specialist diploma 
Non-EEA applicants: 
  • MRCEM
  • Consultant experience in emergency medicine 
£40,000 - £75,000

An excellent opportunity for an experienced specialty doctor in emergency medicine to join a large integrated care provider in North East England. The trust is high performing with a strong track record of supporting new appointees with career development. 

Applications are welcomed from international candidates and CESR will be supported. 

Trust overview:
The Trust is based on two acute sites with most acute medical services and specialties duplicated on each site. 

The new appointee could be based at either site, preferences will be accommodated. 

Service overview: 
The Urgent and Emergency Care team encompasses five Urgent Treatment Centres, two Acute Medical Units including Same Day Emergency Care services and two Emergency Departments (ED). 

With over 129000 ED attendances every year, the Trust is one of the largest services in the North East. 

Local area:
You can be in the countryside in less than ten minutes from all major towns and cities in the area, with some of the most stunning scenery and outdoor space in the country.

There is a strong sporting and cultural heritage in the north east, so no matter what your interests are, there is something here for you to explore. For families, you will have access to fantastic school and academic institutions as well as very affordable properties.

The region is also known to be friendly, relaxed and welcoming. 

Requirements for the post: 
UK based applicants: 

  • experience working as a middle grade in ED
EEA applicants: 
  • experience working as a middle grade in ED
Non-EEA applicants: 
  • MRCEM
  • Consultant experience in emergency medicine 
£50,000 - £60,000

Applications are open to join a district general hospital in the South West of England who are looking to strengthen their Emergency Medicine team. The trust will offer CESR support and will consider IELTS or OET exemptions for the right candidates.

Overview: 

This is a small hospital in an excellent location. Recent developments in the ED have improved patient care and work life balance. This is a great trust for IMGs looking for a supportive and positive start in the NHS. 

The ED is not as busy as the majority of city or town locations, and with their newly developed Urgent Care Centre, the Emergency Division has seen significant improvement in patient flow, bed occupancy and quality indicators. 

The hospitals runs a small emergency department and has a nightly closure which makes it a very appealing position for those with childcare and family commitments.

Doctors who work here show a high level of job satisfaction, and the trust puts an emphasis team working and a multidisciplinary approach to top quality care.

Local area:

The surrounding countryside is fantastic and popular amongst tourists in the UK. You will have access to fantastic British coastline and scenery. The town is conveniently located close to two diverse cities, and close to motorway links. 

Schooling in the area is very good and the area offers an excellent cost of living & quality of life. 

Requirements for these positions are:

  • MRCEM
  • IELTS or OET
  • Experience in Emergency Medicine

This is a great time to join the hospital as they are set to merge with a large teaching hospital of great reputation in the near future.

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