Health Education England in the East Midlands covers a large geographical area, which includes Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

Acute care common stem (acute medicine)

Initial two years (CT1 & CT2)

The acute care common stem (ACCS) rotations are currently based for their first two years on one of the below:

  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
  • Grantham Hospital
  • Kettering General Hospital
  • King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield
  • Leicester General Hospital
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Lincoln County Hospital
  • Nottingham City Hospital
  • Pilgrim Hospital, Boston
  • Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • Northampton General Hospital

Third year (CT3)

At the end of the initial two-year period, a third year of medical specialty training is offered to ACCS (acute medicine) trainees, in order to facilitate acquisition of the CMT competences as well as the ACCS competences.

For this third year, trainees are able to apply competitively for a placement of their choice; trainees are encouraged to attend the acute medicine training days.

Core medical training

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When you undertake your Core Medical Training in the East Midlands you will have weekly bleep free afternoon sessions taking you, over two years, through the whole curriculum. You'll join a scheme designed to give you a wide range of experience in big city and rural hospitals, general medicine, the medical specialties, intensive care medicine and the treatment of chronic disorders. Rotations vary with either four or six month attachments.

The hospitals where you will be based are amongst the busiest in the country, providing you with a high volume of work and a wealth and variety of clinical experience. You'll be exposed to both specialised environments (such as haematology and hepatology) but also to unselected admissions, giving you the best of both worlds.

In addition to clinical training, we encourage trainees to develop skills in research, teaching, leadership or management.

The clinical experience you will get in the East Midlands is second-to-none. Programmes are structured so that you are exposed to a busy workload while gaining fully from working in nationally and internationally recognised units. And, the region boasts many renowned experts meaning that you will be learning from the very best.

We offer dedicated simulation training, PACES teaching and mock PACES exams to enable you to progress with confidence to your ST3 interviews.If you're interested in research, the region boasts nine Universities including two of the UK's top 25. The University of Nottingham is one of only five UK institutions in medicine rated in the world's top 30, and hosts two nationally-funded biomedical research units. You will have plenty of opportunity for research, PhDs and medical education while the school actively encourages 'out of programme' experiences in both research and teaching.


When you train in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a superb work/life balance. House prices in the region are, on average, 44% lower than the South East and 62% lower than London and a superb road, rail and air network means it's easy to get to other parts of the UK and beyond.

Major cities such as Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Lincoln have plenty to offer as do the market towns of Northampton, Chesterfield and Kettering. The Peak District and Sherwood Forest are on your doorstep and you'll also enjoy world-class music, art and theatre, Premier League football, superb nightlife, Test cricket and Michelin starred restaurants.