Emergency medicine training

Our emergency department at the University Hospital of North Tees provides 24 hour care.

Over a quarter of those attending are children under the age of 16. There is a dedicated children’s waiting and treatment area with nurse practitioners, and an emergency nurse practitioner service treating minor injuries.

The department is well supported with many emergency consultants who all have an interest in education. We have a dedicated paediatric accident and emergency consultant and two consultants with a special interest in sports medicine. We also have two consultants with interest in USS.

A recent General Medical Council quality assurance visit found several areas of good practice and has been highlighted by the General Medical Council for its good training practices.
  • Mr A Simpson, clinical director
  • Mr D Emerton, medical director
  • Mr K Adeboye, ST lead
  • Mr D Southward
  • Dr G Davidson
  • Dr A Thistlethwaite
  • Dr I Cardona
  • Dr K Williamson
  • Dr N Desira
  • Dr A Moore

The department offers the following training opportunities:

  • weekly junior doctor protected teaching and fortnightly middle grade teaching designed to compliment the clinical exposure to provide a well balanced education for all trainees. A consultant and middle grade is allocated to each session and trainees have input into the content of the educational sessions
  • training programmes are regularly reviewed to meet the requirements of the department and curricula
  • protected teaching time to enable 100% attendance at educational sessions
  • regular assessments for all trainees
  • an induction programme which covers clinical and non clinical issues at the start of post
  • regular clinical governance meetings
  • monthly consultant meetings to discuss the progress of junior medical staff so that feedback and training is tailored as required
  • all trainees take part in an audit programme during their attachment with necessary support and resources
  • in house resuscitation training

Good opportunity to improve my clinical skills and knowledge, with high quality teaching and demonstrations of different procedures and instruments. Good exposure to different clinical cases and able to perform appropriate procedures. I was able to develop resuscitation skills and management of acutely unwell patients in A&E resuscitation.


Trainees are also offered:

  • regular educational lead surgeries enabling trainees to make individual appointments to discuss any issues or for advice and guidance with assessments, training and career advice
  • excellent mentoring scheme and pastoral support for trainees
  • all trainees offered an end of post meeting with college tutor / postgraduate specialty training manager to reflect on experience in post
  • opportunities to rotate / secondments to other specialties as required

Life support courses are available for all trainees led by the emergency medicine consultants

  • advanced life support (ALS)
  • hospital MIMMS course
  • simulation