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Hello, I would be super grateful if somebody with knowledge on this subject wouldn’t mind responding.

I haven’t got any A&E rotations in either of F1/F2, but I would really like to be able to locum in A&E as part of a potential F3.

Would it still be possible without having had a rotation with an acute component to it? Has anybody done this and could they talk me through their experience/the process they went through?

Or is my only chance to try and swap my F2 for a rotation with A&E in it?

Also I am in different trusts for F1 and F2, would that affect anything?

Thanks!
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The FY2s at my trust have to complete an ED rotation before they can do internal locum ED shifts but not sure if this applies to FY3 locums. Agency locum shifts might not stipulate an experience requirement. Some trusts a taster week is enough. I'd get in touch with the trust you'd hope to be working in and drop medical staffing an email.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hello, I would be super grateful if somebody with knowledge on this subject wouldn’t mind responding.

I haven’t got any A&E rotations in either of F1/F2, but I would really like to be able to locum in A&E as part of a potential F3.

Would it still be possible without having had a rotation with an acute component to it? Has anybody done this and could they talk me through their experience/the process they went through?

Or is my only chance to try and swap my F2 for a rotation with A&E in it?

Also I am in different trusts for F1 and F2, would that affect anything?

Thanks!
"Would it still be possible without having had a rotation with an acute component to it?"

As in...not having done an acute job at all during the Foundation Programme? That would be pretty unusual I'd have thought.

To answer your question, I think this varies from department to department. Some will only take on locums with prior A&E experience, others seem happy to take on anyone with full GMC registration.

If you are able to arrange a swap and get an A&E job in FY2, I would try to do this.
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"Would it still be possible without having had a rotation with an acute component to it?"

As in...not having done an acute job at all during the Foundation Programme? That would be pretty unusual I'd have thought.

To answer your question, I think this varies from department to department. Some will only take on locums with prior A&E experience, others seem happy to take on anyone with full GMC registration.

If you are able to arrange a swap and get an A&E job in FY2, I would try to do this.
I see what you mean - I meant I don't have acute internal medicine, or emergency medicine. I am quite happy with my jobs in F2 which includes O&G which I suppose would have an acute component per se in it as an F2...
Thank you for your advice
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I see what you mean - I meant I don't have acute internal medicine, or emergency medicine. I am quite happy with my jobs in F2 which includes O&G which I suppose would have an acute component per se in it as an F2...
Thank you for your advice
You don't have a medical job in FY1 with acute on calls? Pretty sure that is a Foundation Programme requirement
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You don't have a medical job in FY1 with acute on calls? Pretty sure that is a Foundation Programme requirement
I have general medicine, geris and general surgery in f1. but that wouldn't be enough in terms of emergency med experience?

I mean I am just trying to think ahead and not even 100% sure I'd want to locum in A&E but would like to have the option
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I have general medicine, geris and general surgery in f1. but that wouldn't be enough in terms of emergency med experience?

I mean I am just trying to think ahead and not even 100% sure I'd want to locum in A&E but would like to have the option
I was very lucky to get A&E rotatation- I assume it would be quite hard for people to want to swap with you in general tho
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I have general medicine, geris and general surgery in f1. but that wouldn't be enough in terms of emergency med experience?

I mean I am just trying to think ahead and not even 100% sure I'd want to locum in A&E but would like to have the option
You should get some acute experience with those jobs because the alternative is being supernumerary which is not something I have ever encountered for an FY1 in gen med/geris/gen surg

In terms of whether it's enough for locuming in A&E - the main differences are the undifferentiated patient population, seeing patients across all specialties, and independently making plans quickly (and safely). This is rather different to the ward which is why it's helpful to have done it as a formal job before locuming, but actual requirements will vary from place to place depending on local policies and pressures I believe.
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You should get some acute experience with those jobs because the alternative is being supernumerary which is not something I have ever encountered for an FY1 in gen med/geris/gen surg
Funnily enough, I'm currently supernumerary on a medicine job at the moment which is a bit crazy given that my hospital is really struggling with staffing all the time (get emails almost every day about filling f1 on calls).

It's a definitely a nice change, the money is a lot less though.
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Funnily enough, I'm currently supernumerary on a medicine job at the moment which is a bit crazy given that my hospital is really struggling with staffing all the time (get emails almost every day about filling f1 on calls).

It's a definitely a nice change, the money is a lot less though.
thought u got paid more for oncalls not less?
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thought u got paid more for oncalls not less?
I'm not doing on calls (the emails go out to all FYs/CTs) on this job (unbanded).
But yes, you do get paid more for on calls.
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