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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 2022

The annual EMTA Conference is back for 2 days face-to-face in Blackpool. With the theme of “Leaving a Legacy,” EMTA2022 aims to celebrate some of our EM legends and provide a platform for up-and-coming trainee voices.​ Over the two days, we aim to provide coverage of all the SLOs featured in the new 2021 EM intermediate and HST curriculum.

Date: Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 November 2022

Venue: The Imperial Hotel Blackpool, Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 2HB

Price and programme: Click here for rates and programme

Registration: Book your place

Abstracts: Submit your abstract for the chance to present your work. We welcome submissions related to any of the new curriculum SLOs. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 7 September at 23:59 (BST). We will notify all successful and unsuccessful applicants by email from Wednesday 21 September.

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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