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The Medicine Division is the largest Division within UHNM working alongside the Surgery, Specialised and Children’s, Women and Diagnostics Divisions

The Medicine Division prides itself in offering staff an exciting working environment in a range of specialities where staff receive continuous support in their personal and professional development. We are a forward looking Division where safety and care is paramount and we are continually striving to be the best in all our specialities and deliver the highest standards of care possible.

A wide range of medical specialties are proactively managed by the Medical Division which has four
directorates and a Medical Therapies department. Within these directorates are the following specialties:

Emergency Medicine:

  • Emergency Department at Royal Stoke and County Hospital
  • Acute Medical Unit
  • Short Stay Unit
  • Ambulatory Emergency Care

Oncology, Haematology, Medical Physics and Immunology:

  • Haematology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Immunology
  • Allergy
  • Medical Physics

General Medicine:

  • Nephrology
  • Older Adults
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • General Medicine

Specialised Medicine includes:

  • Respiratory
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases


The Acute Medical Rapid Assessment Unit is a 14 bedded unit located within the Emergency Department. The aim of the unit is to enable rapid assessment and treatment of medical conditions to avoid admission where appropriate.

Acute Medical Unit

The Acute Medical Unit at Royal Stoke is 46 bedded with 12 Higher Monitoring beds. AMU is an exciting fast paced environment to work and patients can need hyper acute medical and nursing care and higher monitoring in the initial stages of their admission.

Elderly Care

The team are nationally recognised for their work on deconditioning and also their work on frailty passports and geriatric assessment. The team have a dedicated team of geriatrics, Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’s) and a nursing, carer and volunteer workforce

Emergency Medicine

There are two emergency departments in the Trust, one at Royal Stoke and one at County Hospital. Our Emergency Departments are some of the busiest in the country, which regularly see more than 400 patients per day.

General Medicine

Our renal service operates over both sites and offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient care. We also have multiple wards at County Hospital which cares for patients with a range of complex health needs.