Workforce, training and education
East of England

Applications are invited for vacancies in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine

PLEASE NOTE in the PHEM Application there seems to be an error resulting in a question finishing mid sentence in the supporting evidence Presentation and Publication section.

The question should read as follows:-  

In this section, please provide details of your most relevant publications in journals or presentations to local bodies, regional or national societies.  Please state whether the presentation was oral or a poster.  Please give full citation details of any published work (please provide PubMed link or alternative in your answer).  Please give a statement about your personal contribution to the work (e.g., first author, lead investigator).

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) Training Programme is a one year (whole-time equivalent) sub-specialty Training Programme commencing at ST5 or above. Applications are invited from those meeting the person specification who are eligible to work in the UK and hold either a National Training Number or CCT in Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.

The PHEM curriculum comprises six themes: –

  • Working in emergency medical systems

  • Providing pre-hospital emergency care

  • Using pre-hospital equipment

  • Supporting rescue and extrication

  • Supporting safe patient transfer

  • Supporting emergency preparedness and response

In addition to cross-cutting themes: –

  • Good medical practice

  • Operational practice

  • Team resource management

  • Clinical governance

Approved programmes will provide training in all areas of the curriculum. This may involve rotating through several approved operations gaining exposure to other pre-hospital emergency services.

Training is divided into three phases: –







More details on the structure of training and the curriculum can be found in the IBTPHEM Guide to Training and in the Training Programme descriptions from each approved Deanery.

Application Process

NHS England (formerly known as Health Education England) working across the East of England is co-ordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine posts, this is the only approved entry route into PHEM subspecialty training.

Before applying please read the person specification carefully to assess your eligibility for the post.

All applications are made via the online application system New Oriel You will need to register on the New Oriel System (the link leads to this), to enable you to see the PHEM vacancy.

As part of the application you will be required to;

  •  upload evidence of your national training number (NTN) or Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

  •  upload evidence of satisfactory completion of the IBTPHEM Fitness Test. Details of the test and the certificate can  be found in the Applicant's Guide for PHEM 2023-2024.  The Fitness Test can also be found in the documents section below, the fitness Test must be emailed to​ by 14 November 2023 -  if not attached to your PHEM application.

  •  upload all documents at time of submitting application - with the exception of the Fitness Test and the applicant's declaration which must be emailed to at the latest date, by 14 November 2023.

Do not send any extra information from your Personal Portfolio, you are only required to send Portfolio evidence if invited to interview.

If invited to interview you will be required to email your Personal Portfolio Documents to by 10 November 2023 (latest), this will include the following topics; 

  • your last multi-source feedback

  • organisational/management skills

  • preparing for pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM)

We do not give any more specific advice with regard to the Portfolio. Please look at the person specification and applicants guide, it is the applicant’s decision as to what is included in their Portfolio.

If you have difficulties uploading evidence, please ensure you email the evidence by the application deadline to and put for the attention of Trina Braddick in the subject heading.

NHS England, East of England has a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submissions deadline.

Please note that regarding ARCP outcomes, we allow applicants to have their ST4 ARCP prior to taking up the post and not necessarily by the time of interview. If your ST4 ARCP is prior to August 2023 you can apply in this round.

Please note that NHS England is governed by the UK Borders Agency regarding overseas applicants. If you are subject to immigration control, you will be required to provide evidence of your immigration status as at the closing date of the post to which you are applying.


Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine vacancies are listed below.  You are strongly advised to read the Programme Information (provided below) carefully. This will give information on what training is provided within that programme, and the rotations (if applicable) between different providers. Details of the Training Programme Directors are within the information or on the IBTPHEM website if further information is required.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.  Programmes will be confirmed directly with the candidate by the appropriate Deanery should candidates be successful at selection centre.

Competition Ratio

In the autumn 2022 recruitment for posts commencing in August 2023, there were 5.3 applicants for every post. 


Number of Posts

Health Education England, East of England


Health Education England,  Kent, Surrey & Sussex


Health Education England,  London


Health Education England, North East


Scotland Deanery 


Health Education England, South West


Health Education England, Thames Valley


Wales Deanery


Health Education England, Wessex


Health Education England, West Midlands 



Key Dates and Information

The information below is subject to change and also dependent on how the current Covid-19 situation is within the UK

Advert to appear in NHS jobs

 1 September 2023

Applications Open

 13 September 2023

Applications Close

 27 September 2023 12 noon

Invites to Interview by:

 w/c 6 November 2023

Selection Centre date:

 16 November 2023

Interview venue:

 Online Selection Centre

Preferencing Opens

 14 November, 2023

Preferencing Closes

 20 November 2023

Selection Centre Outcome:

 From 21 November 2023 -       from 14:00 onwards

Confirmation of Offered Posts

 27 November 2023

Selection process

Following longlisting and shortlisting, successful applicants will be invited to attend the PHEM Selection Centre - This will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams. 

Document checking: Please refer to Page 4 and Page 15 of the Applicant's Guide for further information on what you need to provide and when.

Length of selection process: 60 minutes

Selection structure: Two stations  Online Selection Centre, both stations take place in the same MS Teams room.

Selection Centre

  •   Clinical scenario/Communication - this will last 20 minutes

  •   Interview/Portfolio - this will last 20 minutes

 A review of the applicant’s portfolio will take place in the Portfolio section of the interview


Once posts have been offered and accepted please advise the Recruitment Unit if you are not able to commence training on the start date urgently.

Should you be offered a post and wish to train on a less than full time basis, please refer to the LTFT page for further information and the application form.

Please see documents at the bottom of this page the latest Information for the Pre-Hospital Emergency Posts for 2024/2025.

When you are asked to rank please can you ensure that you only select the Scheme, Base and Specialty you are eligible for.  Only preference the regions you are willing to accept if offered a post.

Pay scales

All trainees should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.

Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website

National Terms and conditions

Whilst many training programmes offer training through NHS and charitable organisations, all posts are employed by NHS organisations. For information on National Terms and Conditions


Further information on PHEM can be found on the IBTPHEM website

During the recruitment episode please visit Health Education  East of England Website regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact:

Area Information

All information provided was correct for 2023/2024 recruitment round and will be updated for 2024/25.  Please note information below is subject to change.