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See the latest EMTA Newsletter – April 2023

EMTA statement on industrial action

The Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA) provides a voice for EM trainees, and facilitates dialogue between trainees and RCEM to improve the quality and equity of training and working conditions.​​

The EMTA Committee is made of EM trainees from around the country who take up positions on RCEM committees and special interest groups addressing service delivery, training standards, education, quality of care and service development. By representing the opinions and experiences of EM trainees to these committees, EMTA plays an active role in developing national policy and strategy to improve EM training. By delivering the highest standard of training, we will improve the quality of care we deliver.

Success stories for EMTA include advocating for increased EDT time, postponing FRCEM membership fees to post-CCT and the removal of the final QIP examination, introducing the Rest & Rota charter across over 50 Emergency Departments and our annual conference.

Our values and aims are formally set out in our statement of Purpose, Vision and Values.

​Our Terms of Reference ensure that while EMTA is integrated into RCEM, we maintain our independence, which allows us to remain credible advocates for EM trainees.

Contact EMTA

All EM trainees are automatically considered members of EMTA. To represent you, EMTA needs to hear you. We strongly encourage all EM trainees to

  • engage with the annual EMTA survey
  • contact EMTA via email at or the online service at Tell EMTA with any training concerns or issues
  • follow EMTA on Twitter @EMTACommittee to keep up to date with trainee-related news
  • check out the EMTA website at, a huge repository of information with an employment and education resource bank tailored to EM trainees, wellbeing resources and details of EMTA work activities
  • look out for our newsletters which will arrive in your inbox quarterly

EMTA Conference 2024 – Newcastle

The EMTA Conference is back for two days face-to-face in Newcastle. The objective of the event is to provide high-quality CPD for emergency medicine (EM) trainees, as well as educational sessions on career opportunities as they progress through their training pathway.

Date: Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February 2024

Venue: Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead, NE8 2AR

Price and information: Click here for rates and information

Registration: Book your place

Abstracts: Submit your abstract for the chance to present your work. We welcome submissions related to any of the curriculum SLOs. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 10 January at 23:59 (GMT). We will notify all successful and unsuccessful applicants by email from Monday 22 January.


EMTA Survey

EMTA have conducted regular surveys of EM trainees since 2016 to explore experiences of training and working in EM. These surveys help to inform EMTA policy and to prioritise and identify adverse trends in training delivery. The full findings are published on the EMTA website.

The results of the EMTA 2021 survey are being released currently.

Updates & Recent Reports

EMTA are currently advertising for a Secretary, Social Media Officer and Inclusion & Diversity Representative.
See the volunteering opportunities page for more details

EMTA RCEM Learning Blog:

Bullying in the ED

EMTA Newsletter April 2022

PEM Experience during COVID

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