Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has 2 acute hospital sites, both with 24 hour Emergency Departments. Both hospitals have large well equipped postgraduate centres with libraries and simulation centres. Maidstone is the county town of Kent and Tunbridge Wells is a historic spa town. They both have excellent rail links to London and the coast and are surrounded by fantastic countryside.

Post detail
  • Grade: Higher Specialty Training (ST4 - 6) 4 posts
  • Location: Emergency Department, Tunbridge Wells Hospital
  • Qualifications & Professional registration required: MCEM
Training Programme

The year is based at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Tunbridge Wells Hospital is a newly built single room only hospital having opened in September 2011. The Emergency Department in Tunbridge Wells has 19 majors bays, 6 resus bays, a 7 bedded CDU and a large minors area. There are x-ray and CT scanning within the department and heli-pad adjacent to resus. Attendances at TWH are 65,000 annually.The department is part of the SELKAM trauma network and is an officially designated trauma unit. Maidstone Hospital is a large DGH with regional oncology centre on site. The Emergency Department has 10 majors bays, 4 resus bays, a 5 bedded CDU and a large minors department. The department has adjacent x-ray and CT facilities. The department sees around 60,000 attendances this year. On both sites the post holder is expected to take a major role in leading the department, supervising and teaching junior staff and working with and supporting the Emergency Department team. There is consultant presence in the departments on most days until 10pm and at weekends.

There are excellent opportunities to acquire and develop all skills necessary for completion of specialist training. The Trust has an established record of providing particularly good guidance and preparation for FCEM examination.

  • Full shift Rota of approximately 44 hours per week
  • 1/3 weekends with a day off after the weekend worked
  • 4 hours of personal admin/study time per week
  • 2.5 hours of departmental teaching/clinical governance per week
  • Clinical Governance occurs on a monthly basis • On other weeks teaching to cover the curriculum and focus on FCEM preparation is provided as well as regular journal clubs
College Tutors

  • Dr Emma Townsend – College Tutor
  • Dr Peter Martin - College Tutor
Clinical Lead
  • Dr James MacDonald – Clinical Director
  • Dr Angela Feazey – Clinical Lead for TWH
  • CCT - All Higher EM Competencies
  • Successful ARCP outcome
  • Completion of Specialist Training
Salary Scale

All payscales can be found on the website below. The Trust is continually working with juniors to make sure all rotas are compliant. You will initially receive an offer letter followed by your contract which will give confirmation of the banding of your post. Should you require any additional information beforehand, please contact our Medical Staffing department via the hospital switchboard or by email;-

Payments policy

Employee salaries are paid on the 24th of the month. If this falls on a weekend salaries will be paid on the last working day.

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