Choosing a career in our emergency department means joining:
- a dynamic team that thrives on the challenges of caring for 300+ patients a day
- a recently-expanded department that embraces innovation and improvement
- an organisation committed to supporting your career pathway and development
Hear from some of our medical team talk the training and support they’ve benefitted from here:
Emergency medicine in the East Midlands region
Our doctors are supported by the East Midlands Deanery – you can find out more about the advantages of living and working in the region by visiting their website.
We also enjoy the development opportunities of the East Midlands Emergency Medicine Educational Media (#EM3) including:
- training courses
- Out Of Programme Experiences (OOPE) in Medical Education for higher trainees in emergency medicine
When you join our team are encouraged to influence the development of our service as well as being supported to advance your own areas of specialist interest.
We are actively involved in pre-hospital care, both in regional faculty teaching and in delivering components of the sub-specialty training program for the East Midlands Deanery.
We have strong links with local BASICS and HEMS services as well as the University of Northampton's paramedic school.
We deliver some of the UK’s only simulation training in pre-hospital emergency care – watch this video to find out more:
Your development will be supported by our innovative in-house simulation training team insert link to simulation centre landing page and our dedicated QI hub.
We’re a team of seven consultants, three registrars, six specialty doctors and fourteen junior doctors. There is 24-hour senior doctor cover in the department.
The medical team is complemented by a dynamic and progressive nursing workforce and a dedicated team of emergency nurse practitioners and advanced associate practitioners with a variety of professional backgrounds.
We have a dedicated prescribing pharmacist and we’re working with occupational therapy colleagues to strengthen their on-site presence.
We manage approximately 110,000 attendances annually with an admission rate of 25%. Paediatric patients comprise approximately a quarter of our total new attendances. In addition the department provides review clinics for emergency department attendees on weekday mornings, with input from senior medical staff, nurse practitioners and physiotherapists.
Our department has benefited from our focus on improving urgent care services, with investment to improve overall facilities; enhanced environment for treating children in the dedicated children’s emergency department; a new ambulatory care centre and a £1 million resuscitation room providing state-of-the-art care to critically unwell emergency patients. The resuscitation room includes a dedicated trauma bay as well as equipment to provide care for critically ill or injured paediatric and neonatal patients.
The department is fully computerised and linked to the hospital network. A digital radiology system is in place, electronically linked with our tertiary referral centres. We have our own ultrasound scanning machine while the main radiology department has a full complement of services to meet our needs, including plain film imaging, CTs, US, MRI and nuclear medicine.