SDEC is the provision of same day care for emergency patients who would otherwise be admitted to hospital. Under this care model, patients presenting at hospital with relevant conditions can be rapidly assessed, diagnosed and treated without being admitted to a ward, and if clinically safe to do so, will go home the same day their care is provided.

We are currently looking to fill a position as a Specialty Doctor in Same day Emergency Care (SDEC). Doctors with Emergency Medicine or Acute/General medicine experience should apply.


Duties: 

  • The appointee will become a valuable and senior member of the medical directorate and will be responsible to the consultant physician for whom they are working. The expectation of the role is to provide senior support as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst leading the SDEC team. The post holder will carry out independent SDEC patient assessment with junior doctors in the team.
  • The assessment, monitoring and initiating treatment, with colleagues and under consultant supervision.
  • To provide care for patients attending Outpatients Clinics.
  • Leading review round and supervise relevant junior medical staff or students who may rotate through the department.
  • Should undertake regular unsupervised rounds in SDEC to ensure patients are able to be treated and discharged the same day.
  • Complete discharge summaries on the day of discharge

Additional support: 

  • The area surrounding the hospital has excellent schools.
  • CESR support – extremely supportive department.
  • Academic support will be provided to a successful applicant wishing to pursue further post-graduate and/or Royal College qualifications (for example, MRCP SCE).

Requirements: 

  • MRCP / MRCEM 
  • GMC 

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