Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Occupational Health Medicine


Dr Harjinder Kaul
Training Programme Director

Training in Occupational Health Medicine in the East Midlands offers you high quality tuition from national experts as well as great experience with a range of internationally renowned commercial organisations.

Keep reading to find out more about why you should train in Occupational Health Medicine in the East Midlands. 

3 reasons you should train in Occupational Health Medicine in the East Midlands

1. Good working relationship with major commercial organisations

The East Midlands is home to two of the top 10 largest cities in the UK and two of the country's top 25 universities. As well as the major cities of Leicester and Nottingham, trainees also have the opportunity to develop their career in major centres such as Lincoln, Northampton and Derby.

Large NHS trusts such as those in Nottingham and Leicester provide you with varied and broad training. Occupational Health Medicine in the East Midlands has a large portfolio of non-NHS commercial clients to help you gain valuable experience and there is a good working relationship between the NHS and local commercial organisations where we have organised workplace visits. These include major global companies such as Rolls-Royce, Alliance-Boots and JCB.

2. High levels of support and quality training

When you train in Occupational Health Medicine in the East Midlands you will benefit from a high standard of teaching and support. For example, the GMC trainees survey has shown that trainees in the East Midlands receive more effective and accessible clinical supervision and more additional weekly education training then trainees in other regions.

The East Midlands boasts a number of national experts with significant experience on advising and supporting employers and medical schools with regard to doctors with health and work difficulties and you will benefit from additional support for short and long case development prior to the MFOM exams.

You'll attend a local, annual meeting between NHS occupational nurses and physicians to learn from eminent speakers talking on current topics and medico-legal cases and you'll benefit from weekly tutorials with clinical supervisors and regular departmental education meetings.

In addition, you'll have your own fully-equipped room for admin work and study. We'll also make sure you have access to a fully stocked occupational health library with all the appropriate reference books and journals.

3. Unique geography gives you broad experience without moving home

As well as a range of compelling training reasons, trainees in Occupational Medicine also love the East Midlands because of the region's unique geography. The proximity of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby to other towns and cities means that you can benefit from wide experience in a range of hospitals and organisations without having to move house or without commuting for hours every day.

“I can thoroughly recommend training in Occupational  Medicine in the East Midlands. I have had excellent mentorship from my supervising consultants and the multi-disciplinary team and have been well supported in achieving the academic requirements for the MFOM examinations and dissertation. We have excellent links with local industry, which has added breadth to my training and experience. Trainees are given a real opportunity to become involved in all aspects of delivering an OH Service in preparation for future work as a consultant occupational physician” - Dr Charlie Goss, trainee

Convenient, affordable and thriving - the East Midlands is the perfect place to develop your career

The East Midlands boasts world-class culture, some of the country's most beautiful historical sites and a calendar of international sport. Whether you enjoy the choice of hundreds of pubs and clubs, the thrill of the British Grand Prix or you want to see international music stars the region has something for you.

And, you can enjoy everything from Test cricket to award-winning films and drama in a region that is perfectly located for the rest of the UK. Regular trains to London take just 67 minutes from Leicester while Birmingham, Leeds, Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester are all easily accessible. The M1 motorway runs through the East Midlands and links London and the North while East Midlands Airport serves over 90 destinations including New York, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam.

For more information, speak to our Training Programme Director:

Dr Harjinder Kaul -