Wales

Regional Advisor:   Dr Matt Dallison

Number of posts available:  10

Advertising and interview process:

Posts are advertised as part of the annual National Recruitment process for posts commencing in August. This is organised by the West Midlands Deanery. More information can be found here: http://icmnro.wm.hee.nhs.uk/

Training Programme 

Wales is a diverse country that will give you a great life style as you build your future career. Wales offers something for everyone, from cosmopolitan towns and cities to stunning coastal locations. With affordable housing and welcoming communities it is an ideal place to achieve a work-life balance. It even has its own language, although it is not necessary to learn it to pursue training, employment or to live here. Wales is covered by a single Deanery which puts high quality training at the heart of medical careers. The Wales Deanery also holds an award for being the “most family-friendly”.

The ICM specialist training scheme in Wales is funded directly by the Deanery which allows us to choose posts which will best benefit the trainee. This enables us to provide excellent posts in Anaesthesia and Medicine as well as ICM.

Currently hospitals training at ST3-4 level are in Swansea, Newport, Bangor and Wrexham, with the ST5 year based in Cardiff. Other hospitals also provide training and placements may take in other units depending on the trainee’s need. The ST6 year will be tailored according to whether the trainee is dual or single accrediting and the ST7 year is likely to be mainly in South Wales.

The STC and Deanery make support of the trainee central to their business and you can look forward to a carefully developed scheme that allows you to grow in experience and confidence as the years go by. You will experience a variety of Intensive Care Units and will emerge from the scheme a rounded and mature professional with the ability to take on a consultant role in both large and small hospitals.

For more information on individual ICM Training Units, please see the related downloads below or contact the Regional Advisor.