Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine 



PHEM relates to the medical care of seriously ill or injured patients before they reach hospital, or during emergency transfer to or between hospitals. It is a GMC approved sub-specialty of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Training posts are allocated through national recruitment. It represents a unique and exciting area of medical practice compared to hospital work, due to the tempo of decision making, the hazards faced at incident scenes, the isolated working conditions, the environmental challenges, the resource limitations and the case mix of patients. High levels of knowledge, practical skills and non-technical skills are required to work in the pre-hospital team. There are few medical jobs which can be as challenging but rewarding on a daily basis.


The West Midlands Deanery PHEM training programme is one of the longest established in the country and has proudly supported PHEM trainees since February 2013.




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