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At UK-Med, we’ve been responding to emergencies for over 30 years.

When disasters like earthquakes, cyclones and disease outbreaks happen, we swiftly send specialist teams to deliver essential healthcare and save lives. And we help build resilient health systems so countries can cope better when another crisis hits.

Our emergency teams are made up of health and humanitarian professionals from the UK and around the world. We bring together people with the skills needed to deliver lifesaving health interventions in the most challenging environments.

By working with national governments and training local health workers, our members are able to make their expertise go a long way and scale up our impact.

We’re one of only a few international agencies and WHO-verified emergency teams that can respond globally, at speed and scale, to spikes in need. For many responses, we work with the Government to deploy the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT).

The way we work

To be considered for one of our emergency responses, you’ll need to apply to join the UK-Med Register.

The register is made up of health and humanitarian professionals from around the world, and you’ll usually need to be available for six weeks or longer. For NHS staff joining a UK Emergency Team response, we can often make special arrangements for shorter three-week placements.

We sometimes need people with particular skills for an emergency response, in which case we’ll advertise a specific role for rapid deployment. You can see our latest opportunities here.

Join UK-Med as a Surgeon

Ready to be part of emergency humanitarian aid missions with UK-Med?

Are you a Surgeon interested in using your expertise and knowledge to deliver Humanitarian Support in emergency response projects or looking to build your career in a humanitarian setting?  You can register your interest now.

Join the community

To be kept up to date with the latest opportunities, you can also become a UK-Med member.

You’ll join a community of professionals interested in health and humanitarian work, and have the chance to attend events and training.


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Other ways to help

The world is facing an increasing number of emergencies. Natural disasters are becoming more common, and conflict and disease outbreaks are affecting millions of people.

From the refugee crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure children, women and men caught up in emergencies get vital healthcare – and you can help.

Can you donate today to help us reach more people in life-threatening emergencies?

Hear from our members

UK-Med members are working in emergency situations around the world right now.

We believe in a world prepared to help when disasters hit. Join us.