Lincolnshire hospitals head to Bournemouth to attract doctors to the county

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) is attending the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s annual scientific conference 2016 in Bournemouth to recruit doctors to our A&Es.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) is attending the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s annual scientific conference 2016 in Bournemouth to recruit doctors to our A&Es.

Armed with ULHT and Lincolnshire goodies, a team headed by A&E consultant Dr Ben Loryman are heading south to try to attract doctors to our hospitals and to our county. Ben will be joined by consultant Dr Meg Kelly, Michelle Rudd, a nurse consultant and Steve Ryland, an advanced nurse practitioner.

The RCEM Annual Scientific Conference 2016 is the must attend event of the year for consultants and practitioners in emergency medicine.

There is a national shortage of appropriately trained doctors to work in A&Es and along with other trusts in the east midlands ULHT is seriously affected by this. Currently ULHT doesn’t have enough doctors to fill shifts in our three A&E departments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a consequence to help maintain safe services, since Wednesday 17 August, Grantham A&E is now open from 9am to 6.30pm, seven days a week for three months.

This is first of a number of events being attended by the team to encourage highly experienced doctors to consider coming to work at hospitals in Lincolnshire.

A&E consultant Dr Ben Loryman said: “I’m really excited to be going to the conference with such a great team and I’m looking forward to telling people what a great place Lincolnshire is to live and work. With the support of local produce suppliers and Visit Lincoln, ULHT will have a high-profile stand promoting all that’s good about Lincolnshire’s hospitals and the county to attract doctors to our A&Es. We’re looking to recruit the best registrars as well as consultants to relocate to our lovely part of the world.

“ULHT is busy trying to recruit doctors to in the UK and abroad. We have funded new, innovative part-time A&E doctor posts where they will work at ULHT for a few days a week and spend the rest of the time studying for fully funded master degrees or PhDs. They can do a CESR rotation – on the job training to become consultants. We think we are the only trust in the country to offer this enticing package”.

The team can be found at Bournemouth International Centre on 20, 21 and 22 September 2016.

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Editor’s notes
The RCEM Annual Scientific Conference 2016 is the must attend event of the year for consultants and practitioners in the emergency medicine field.