Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders. It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development.

Training Programme Details

Emergency Medicine training is provided in the following hospitals within the Health & Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland:

Belfast Trust;

Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Royal Victoria Hospital

Northern Trust

Antrim Area Hospital
Causeway Hospital

South Eastern Trust

Ulster Hospital
Lagan Valley Hospital

Southern Trust

Craigavon Area Hospital
Daisy Hill Hospital

Western Trust

Altnagelvin Hospital

Access to the ePortfolio
The e-portfolio is accessible at nhseportfolios.org and a username and password will be issued upon payment of the access fee. The ePortfolio runs with the academic year and therefore the fee for access will need to be renewed in August of each year.

For ePortfolio queries please email ePortfolio@rcem.ac.uk

College of Emergency Medicine is now Royal College of Emergency Medicine link to website is below


Contact Information
Name and Position Contact Information
Emergency Medicine
General enquires  
Email: Emergency.nimdta@hscni.net
Tel No: 028 9040 0030
Dr Nicola Weatherup
Head of School of Emergency Medicine
Email: Nicola.weatherup@belfasttrust.hscni.net
Tel No: 028 9040 0030
Dr David Patton
Deputy Head of School of Emergency Medicine
Email: david.patton@southerntrust.hscni.net
Tel No: 028 9040 0030
Dr Daniel McAleese
Deputy Head of School of Emergency Medicine
Email: daniel.mcaleese@setrust.hscni.net
Tel No: 028 9040 0030