Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Palliative Medicine

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If Palliative Medicine is your passion, the East Midlands is the perfect place to develop your career. A young and highly rewarding specialty, Palliative Medicine offers a great mixture of clinical work as well as opportunities to rely on your highly developed clinical skills and judgement.

When you train in Palliative Medicine in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a high quality and varied training programme and rare research opportunities. And, you'll be based in one of the UK's most vibrant regions offering everything from world-class sport to music and film festivals.

Keep reading to find out more.

A broad Palliative Medicine training programme

When you train in Palliative Medicine in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a broad range of training in different settings including hospitals, hospices and community based facilities.

Thanks to the careful way that the training is structured you'll also get a range of experiences while keeping your travelling and commuting to a minimum. As well as hospice and hospital based posts you'll also be involved in community care and carrying out domiciliary visits.

Develop your career with lots of unique opportunities

As well as broad Palliative Medicine training in the East Midlands you'll also be encouraged to undertake an Out of Programme Experience. You'll be supported in this decision and recent trainees have experienced palliative medicine in Cameroon, New Zealand and Tanzania.

The East Midlands is also perfect if you're looking for research opportunities. Unlike many other regions we have a dedicated research post available for interested applicants. There are also research opportunities throughout the region to enable you to develop a sound knowledge of the process of research with the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of local studies. You'll be part of recruitment for national/international trials and there are opportunities to write and contribute to published articles.

In addition, you will have a multitude of opportunities to be involved in teaching - both in terms of planning and delivery. You'll benefit from one 'bleep free' teaching day per month in which you will be involved in planning your own training. We also have consultant leads for our training programme providing guidance and teaching on preparing for your SCE (Speciality Certificate Examination).

The East Midlands - affordable homes, world-class sport and superb links to the UK and beyond

"One of the reasons I applied to work in the East Midlands North LETB is that it is a relatively small deanery area geographically. It's essential to keep a good work/ life balance to be able to cope with the inevitable stresses that work can provide, and I have been fortunate to live in Nottingham throughout my training, commuting to my placements around the deanery" - Jilly Wall, Trainee

The cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester are the heart of the East Midlands. Nottingham is the third fastest growing city in the country while Derby is currently undergoing a £2 billion transformation. Leicester is a culturally diverse city with the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India and the largest Caribbean carnival outside Notting Hill.

As well as these three University cities, the surrounding towns and cities of Northampton, Mansfield, Lincoln, Chesterfield and Kettering boast great pubs and restaurants, world-class sport, heritage and some of the most stunning countryside in England.

House prices in the East Midlands are 44% lower than the South East and 62% lower than London and a superb rail and road network mean Birmingham and London are just over an hour away.

For more information contact one of our Training Programme Directors:

Vicky Taylor -

Fiona Wiseman -