About Us

East Midlands Emergency Medicine Educational Media (aka #EM3) is a group leading multi-professional education at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Emergency Department.

“Nationally, all Emergency Departments are facing similar difficulties…”
— Dr Damian Roland

It was created in response to poor GMC and Health Education East Midlands (HEEM) reports in 2012 and initially consisted of a funded Post Graduate Education Lead, Administrator, Clinical Teachers and Education OOPEs who implemented educational programmes including:

  • Mapped out bespoke teaching packages to curricula

  • A 2-day induction programme

  • Facilitated case based discussion clinics and protected shop floor teaching

These face-to-face initiatives have been supported by the #EM3 website. This learner led approach to education encouraged individual goal setting and sharing of knowledge.

#EM3 is open access so all trainees, in and outside of the East Midlands, can benefit. It is one of the few Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed) learning platforms in the UK that links curricula to teaching.


The #EM3 Education Team

Darren Whitelaw

EM Education Fellow & Specialty Registrar (StR)

Pandora Spilman-Henham

EM Education Fellow & Specialist Registrar (ST4)

Jake Fudge

Multimedia Technologist for #EM3

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Damian Roland

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine & Strategic Lead for Simulation

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Gareth Lewis

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine & Strategic Lead for Simulation

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Mark Williams

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Lead for ED In Situ Simulation

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Stephanie Turner

Lead Education Team Administrator


Consultant Support

Ben Teasdale

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Sam Jones

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

David Sinton

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Jay Banerjee

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Jonny Acheson

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Vivek Pillai

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Richard Wright

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Ffion Davies

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Khawar Ansari

Consultant in Emergency Medicine


Nursing Support

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Andy Coser

ED Matron & Head of Nursing Recruitment

Mags Platts

ED Matron

Matt Wensley

Advanced Practice Strategic Lead

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Pam Wood

Education Practice Development Nurse

Sue Thompson

Education & Practice Development Nurse

Emma Francis

Education & Practice Development Nurse


#EM3 Contributors

Jamie Sillett

Rebecca Prest

Steve Corry-Bass

Jennifer Mann

Saad Jawaid

Sarah Turpin

Faisal Aijaz

Dilshad Marikar