Outbreak Response Volunteers

Outbreak Response Teams


UK-Med maintains a register of UK-based health professionals who are ready to deploy to humanitarian emergencies. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds including locums, bank staff, NHS employees and private sector staff. Over the coming months we will be increasing our capacity to respond to disease outbreaks, and we need your help. We are seeking doctors, nurses, paramedics and WASH logisticians to volunteer for emergency humanitarian responses to disease outbreaks.

In the first stage of recruitment, we are growing our pool of volunteers interested in deploying to outbreak areas, as part of the UK EMT, with the following expertise:

  • ID Doctors (min 5 years' experience)
  • ID Nurses (min 5 years' experience)
  • Epidemiologists
  • IPC Nurses/Doctors (min 5 years' experience)
  • Ward based Nurses (min 5 years’ experience)
  • Paramedics (min 5 years' experience)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) logisticians

You must be an experienced professional committed to making a positive difference through humanitarian medical response. You will need to be able to be available to deploy in at least one of the following ways:

  • Being on call for at least two months of the year, ready for a three week deployment at 12-24 hours' notice
  • Being generally available for a deployment of up to 8 weeks with 48-72 hours' notice

Previous experience in humanitarian or low resource environments is not required but may be an advantage. We will particularly welcome applications from people who are fluent in French (i.e. able to practice in francophone clinical settings).


To apply

You can find out more about volunteering with UK-Med and the UK EMT

To start your application, please register with the UK-Med Community of Practice, upload a current CV, and then email enquiries@uk-med.org to tell us that you want to be considered for the Outbreak Response Team.

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