The Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine | IBTPHEM


Training Programme Recruitment

For trainees to receive formal GMC accreditation of sub-specialty training, they must undertake training in approved posts within an approved training programme. This approval cannot be given retrospectively.

Recruitment to all approved training programmes will only be through the national recruitment process similar to other sub-specialty recruitment. This ensures fair, equitable access to posts that have been approved for training.

Details of all approved training programmes and posts will be posted here as they become available, and subject to formal approval by the GMC and IBTPHEM.

The nationally co-ordinated recruitment into PHEM sub-specialty training posts commencing in August 2020. Those interested should read the guidance carefully including the national person specification before applying. Full information is to be found on Health Education England (East of England office) website.

Please note the important dates below:




3 September 2021

Advert ot appear in NHS Jobs

15 September 2021

Applications open

30 September 2021 (12 noon)

Applications close

w/c 1 November 2021

Send invite to interview emails

13 January 2022

Selection Centre

19 January 2022

Offers sent

Fitness test

Please note that the completion of the test is not now necessarily required by the application closing date but must be undertaken and completed prior to the Selection Centre.

Out of Programme

Please note that for many applicants this training will be an OOP. Often 6 months notice is required for this from your School and should be considered early. Evidence of local support will be needed for the Selection Centre. Please see the guide for more information.

Person Specification For Application For Posts From August 2021 (applications Autumn 2020)

The essential requirements of the 'Clinical experience' section of the person specification will be changing. Applications to programmes starting in August 2021 and beyond will require that application from all parent specialties have:

  • Minimum 6 months training in each of Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Acute Internal Medicine in posts approved for training at or above CT1 level or equivalent by intended start date.

This will be an 'essential' requirement and applications will need to ensure they meet this in order for their application to be considered. All other aspects of the person specification are unchanged. This website and the HEE PHEM Recruitment website should always be referred to for the most up-to-date information.

Guidance for trainees and trainers on equivalence for jobs undertaken outside of the UK required for entry into sub-specialty PHEM

Please refer to the Guidance for trainees and trainers on equivalence for jobs undertaken outside of the UK for the requirements to enter into sub-specialty PHEM training and the associated form that is required to be completed.