London School of Emergency Medicine


The London Specialty School of Emergency Medicine is responsible for the quality and commissioning of training in Emergency Medicine and related Sub-Specialities. Emergency medicine has more than 300 trainees in Core, Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) and Run Through Emergency Medicine training programmes and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital. All emergency medicine trainees rotate through one of London's Major Trauma Centres and spend time in a varied series of other District General Hospitals and teaching hospital placements.

Head of School

Dr Jamal Mortazavi is the Head for the School of Emergency Medicine. He is an emergency medicine consultant at Guys and St Thomas's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Training Standards Committee and a faculty member of EMLeaders Programme.

Deputy Head of School

Dr Firas Sa’adedin is the Deputy Head for the School of Emergency Medicine.  He is an Emergency Medicine consultant at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London.  He holds sub-speciality accreditation in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.


The vision for the London School of emergency medicine is to provide the highest quality of training using the vast wealth of clinical resources across London. London has a population of almost nine million. With its rich variety of cultures, nationalities and social backgrounds, the capital offers any trainee a full and rewarding experience in emergency medicine.

Emergency medicine involves the initial resuscitation and clinical care for patients of all age groups and across the whole spectrum of clinical specialities. The only predictable feature of our work is its total unpredictability. We work in fast moving, multidisciplinary teams that empower and develop all staff groups to enable them to deliver their best standards of care.

We offer sub-specialty programmes in specific areas, including Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM), Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) and dual training in Intensive Care Medicine.

Training Programmes

Core training in emergency medicine includes two years in the Acute Care Common Stem. Trainees gain competencies in acute medicine, emergency medicine, intensive care medicine and anaesthetics before completing a third year in acute paediatrics and EM. Higher training takes place mainly within emergency departments across London and the south east, with rotations at one of the large teaching hospitals.

ACCS and Run-Through Emergency Medicine training is delivered by three Regional programmes. Each programme holds a Specialty Training Committee meeting a minimum of three times per year, to discuss, review and lead on the operational management of the programme.

  • South London

Training Programme Directors (TPD):

Dr Olu Adenugba – STC Chair and Higher ST4 TPD (Kings Rotations)

Dr Robiul Hoque - Higher ST4 TPD (St Georges Rotations)

Dr Cara Jennings – ST3 TPD 

Dr Firas Sa'adedin - Pan-London PEM TPD

Dr Dwynwen Roberts - ACCS ST1-ST2 TPD


  •  North Central and East London

Training Programme Directors:

Dr Turan Huseyin - STC Chair and Higher ST4 TPD

Dr Lucy Parker - Higher ST4 TPD

Dr Nicola Radford - ST3 TPD

Dr Samira Akberali - ACCS ST1-ST2 TPD


  •  North West London

Training Programme Directors:

Dr Radhwan Dheya-Aldin - STC Chair and Higher ST4 TPD

Dr Asif Rahman – ACCS ST1 – ST3 core TPD

Specialty units/areas in London

Emergency Medicine is a vital specialty that evolves with the latest advances in medical technology. We provide training at world-renowned training institutions including, Royal London Hospital, Kings College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Guy's & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospital as well as a number of excellent district general hospitals.

Specialty Training Board Information

The London Specialty School of Emergency Medicine holds Specialty Training Board meetings three/four times per year. The purpose of this group is to bring together specialty leads from postgraduate medical training programmes across the three London local education and training board areas to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to Emergency Medicine training, and to foster and share good training practice on a pan London basis.

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