Emergency Medicine

Learning Outcomes

Job Summary

  • A&E job.
  • You do a mixture of majors and minors
  • There is the opportunity to do procedures
  • There is very good senior support from registrars and consultants
  • There is a daily 4pm team meeting handover meeting


The Horton General Hospital, Banbury

Shift pattern (lates/nights/weekends etc)

The rota follows a 1 in 6 pattern:

Week 1 – Monday-Thursday nights 2200-0830.

Week 2 – Monday, Tuesday early shifts 0800-1700, Wednesday zero day, Thursday late shift 1600-0100, Friday-Sunday nights.

Week 3 – Wednesday-Friday early shifts.

Week 4 – Monday, Tuesday late shift, Wednesday, Thursday zero days, Friday-Sunday late shifts.

Week 5 – Monday zero day, Tuesday-Friday early shifts.

Week 6 – Monday-Thursday late shifts, Friday mid shift 1200-2200.

Top tips for extra opportunities (e.g. teaching / skills )

Lots of teaching including protected trainee teaching every week Friday mornings 9-12am which includes ED, paediatrics and radiology.


  • Well supported emergency unit
  • A nice environment to work in, very sociable
  • Scrubs provided
  • The rota coordinators are really flexible and helpful in organising leave


  • Usually a high intensity of work
  • The rota can be tiring if you don’t use your leave effectively!

The details are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.