Cliff Mann on UK Emergency Medicine recruitment. St.Emlyn’s

Clifford_MannThis week has seen some real progress on the crisis in emergency medicine recruitment within the UK. Health Education England appears to be taking recruitment really seriously with a document released this week stating how we will bring more trainees into the system. If you are interested in UK EM then this is a must read and you can read it here.

HEE EM-publication-Nov131

You should also read the blog at EMJ (only because I wrote it of course 😉 ) and following that listen to Cliff Mann the president of the College of Emergency Medicine on his podcast for EMJ/BMJ.

I completely agree with Cliff in his advice to anyone thinking about a career in EM – ‘there’s never been a better time to be in emergency medicine’.

Cliff must surely be a candidate for St.Emlyn’s clinician of the year and you really should follow him on Twitter.



Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "Cliff Mann on UK Emergency Medicine recruitment. St.Emlyn’s," in St.Emlyn's, December 20, 2013,

Posted by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

  1. Interesting podcast
    Imaginative incentives, evening/night shift pattern recognition v pay, & sorting “exit blocking”/ Hosp tarif system adjustment. Sound ambitious and may actually really help. I wonder if timescale on these components may be elusive. If so Enhanced recruitment changes may not be sustained as an effective solution.

    Retention a universal problem no doubt

    “time pressure [ √ ], degree of control regarding work [+/-], work pace [√] and level of chaos [√]……..
    Hospital leaders are beginning to understand this equation [?]……
    Some of the solutions to physician burnout may be relatively simple and inexpensive [+/-]……”



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