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. We encourage all those in a base specialty and with an interest in PHEM to explore PHEM training with local providers and submit an application We actively support less-than-full-time training (LTFT), the Fem in PHEM programme and encourage a more diverse workforce. 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:



1 September 2023

Advert to appear in NHS Jobs

13 September 2023

Applications open

27 September 2023 (12 noon)

Applications close

w/c 6 November 2023

Send invite to interview emails

16 November 2023

Selection Centre (online)

23 November 2023

Offers sent

Fitness Test

All applicants are required to successfully complete the IBTPHEM fitness test prior to the election centre. Details are in the Guide for Applicants. 

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. 

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.