UH Bristol and Weston at RCEM

Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

This year UH Bristol and Weston will be attending the #RCEMasc 2019 to hear speakers from across the UK and around the world, give scientific updates for the Emergency Medicine community. Hopefully we will meet you there; you can find out more about our ED below.

The Emergency Department (ED) at UH Bristol and Weston cares for over 75,000 patients a year, our service is open 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Within the department is a talented, enthusiastic, innovating, patient safety focused team of over 40 doctors, 100 nurses and around 40 other support staff.

Why choose UH Bristol and Weston?

– Work in a challenging inner city ED Department, where no two days are ever the same

– The largest University teaching hospital in the South West of England.

– Join a Trust awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second time in a row

– Based in the heart of Bristol – a city that has been rated in the top 3 best places to live and work in the UK!

Did you know?

We offer interesting and innovative roles? For example our 80/20 Clinical Fellow roles at SHo and MG level, enabling staff to progress their career and pursue an area of interest specialism (Patient Safety  Fellowship, Research Fellowship, Education Global or Humanitarian Health, Expedition Medicine, Ultrasound, SIM)

Our ED is known for its innovative and award-winning approaches to the challenges faced in emergency care. We are also proud of our patient safety work and the development of our multi-professional hybrid workforce, meaning there are lots of career opportunities when you join our team.

CQC rated our ‘caring’ as ‘outstanding’ in ED

All staff in all departments, cared for patients with compassion. Feedback from patients confirmed staff treated them well and with kindness. Patients told us they had been treated with dignity and respect by all staff, always. Patients felt staff often went above and beyond to give the care they needed”.

“Many staff told us these were the best emergency departments they had worked in and put this down to the positive culture and teamwork, all staff we spoke with told us the team supported each other”.

We have a high impact user team, led by one of our ED consultants and ED matrons, the team have several awards (The BMJ Award 2017, BMJ awards: Prevention category 2017, HSJ value awards 2018 in Emergency, Urgent & Trauma care) for their work in reducing mortality and morbidity and attendances in this patient group.


The ED also designed and rolled out the now nationally adopted Patient Safety Checklist:



UH Bristol and Weston ED have a fantastic Emergency Practitioner team with over 22 Emergency Nurse Practitioners and Emergency Paramedic Practitioners providing a 24 hours service. Our developing ACP service comprises of an RCEM credentialed ACP, an ED cardiac ACP, and 3 trainee ACPs. We have an experienced team of advanced physiotherapy practitioners working with the ENP and ACP teams and also run a soft tissue clinic out of the ED.

High quality education is core to everything we do and we have an ED multi-professional website, www.briedteaching.com as well as Whatsapp teaching groups for nurses, SHOs, ENPs. Simulation features heavily in our interdisciplinary approach to teaching both on the shop floor and in the high fidelity simulation suites in the education centre.

Our strong consultant team have national as well as regional roles as part of their varied portfolios, making their knowledge, skills and expertise second to none.

Children’s Emergency Medicine

The Paediatric Emergency Department within the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is the biggest and busiest emergency department specifically for children in the South West of England. We see all children up to 16 years of age presenting with injuries and illness, including children referred from GPs and children referred from other hospitals to see speciality teams within the children’s hospital. We are also the designated regional Paediatric Major Trauma centre and we see severely injured children who are transferred here from across the South West.

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