Ask anyone why they work here in the ED and they’ll say it’s the people – and the fact that you are always learning and developing your skills.
We see ourselves as not just colleagues but friends. This is a supportive team to be part of, an environment where people are open and share ideas no matter what their role or level of experience.
The work is challenging, but it’s highly rewarding and you’ll feel like you’re making a difference.
You’ll get the chance to experience a breadth of specialities and there are significant training and research opportunities.
This is a department that innovates. We’ve been at the forefront of many clinical developments such as the advent of observational medicine within the ED. The clinical decision unit approach we have taken has been cutting edge and extremely successful.
Our new HECTOR project which works to improve outcomes for older patients who have sustained trauma injuries is up for a BMJ award this year.
We’re also one of the first Emergency Departments outside of London to have its own youth worker team from Redthread. Their Youth Violence Intervention Programme runs in hospital emergency departments in partnership with the major trauma network. Their innovative service aims to reduce serious youth violence, and has revolutionised the support available to young victims of violence.
“I’m learning every single day. I’m developing every day whether it’s my clinical skills or my managerial skills and what we have is a senior team of consultants with over 150 years of experience between us which you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.” David Raven, clinical lead.