Emergency Medicine Study Leave process

Severn Emergency Medicine Trainees are eligible to apply for Study Leave. HESW Study Leave process 

All study leave requires you to firstly obtain Trust approval from your Educational Supervisor and Rota Manager. Please follow local procedures for this. Once this has been obtained, then you will need to submit your request via the Study leave portal (Intrepid V10) to centrally record your study leave. Study Leave portal

The function of the study leave portal is to enable you and us to have a central database detailing what study leave you have taken to date. This includes what courses you have been on, the number of days you have taken and the amount spent. On submitting your study leave request via the portal, your own Trust will complete the final approval confirming that you have the days to take and that your eligible to have the money paid back to you.

How to apply for Study Leave

Please follow the steps below to apply for study leave.

  • Trainee identifies development requirement with Educational Supervisors.
  • Trainee books leave from Department following local procedures and obtains agreement from the Rota Manager and the Educational Supervisor
  • Once Specialty and Rota approval obtained, Trainee to complete the Severn Study Leave portal, which records all study leave across all the training programme  Study leave portal 

Severn School of Emergency Medicine - Study Leave Recommendations

  • For Emergency Medicine's approved courses (see below)
Category Mandatory Courses/Training  Acceptable Alternatives  Recommended Courses 

 Regional Training Days Higher


 All HST trainees must attend monthly Regional Training Days    
 Regional Training Days ST3  ST3 Trainees pre Intermediate Certificate completion must attend ACCS EM Regional training Days post Intermediate Certificate they should attend HST Regional Training Days    

Regional Training Days ACCS EM


 Regional ACCS EM monthly programme

Regional Novice Anaesthetist Courses

Regional Novice ICM courses


 Life Support Courses



**Trainees must be in date provider for for all 3 for CCT. Valid for 4 years so may require re-certification in ST4-6** 

 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 European Trauma Course (ETC)

European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS); 

European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) - from 2016

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

 Life Support Instructor Course



 In Region Core EMUS Course  Commercial Core EMUS Courses (as approved by School USS Lead)

 FEEL Course

FICE Course

 Child Protection/Safeguarding 

 Trust/Regional Level 2 - ST1/2

Trust/Regional Level 3 - ST3 - 6


Academic/QIP Courses


 Regional QIP days

Regional Critical Appraisal Skills

Commercial QIP Courses

Commercial Critical Appraisal Courses

 RCEM QIP days

SIM Courses  


 Regional/Trust level SIM courses (as relate to a curriculum element)    UK TEAM Course

Exam preparation


 Regional Mock FRCEM  Commercial exam preparation courses e.g. Bromley course  

Management Courses


 Trust/Regional Management Courses  

 Kings Fund Course

Keele Management Courses

 Leadership Courses  Leadership training  N/A  Attend 1 day of this course

Other Conferences/Courses


 School Annual Conference   

 EMTA conference 

RCEM National Scientific Conference

RSM EM Conferences



    Teach the Teacher

Major Incident Training


     MIMS courses
 PHEM Sub Speciality Trainees  Regional PHEM Training Days    National Phase 1 and Phase 2 Courses
 PEM Sub Speciality Trainees  Monthly Regional HST Training Days    Annual National PEM Conference