Structure & Governance

College Structure

Officers 
President, President Elect (or Immediate past president, Vice-President(s), Registrar, Treasurer, Dean

Council
(Chair – President) the governing body of the College. The Council meets every month. Minutes of these meetings covering the last six months can be found below. For minutes of meetings pre-March 2016 please email Gerardine.Beckett@rcem.ac.uk.


Executive
(Chair – President) + Officers, College Secretary. Overarching 'executive group' developing strategy, liaison with major outside bodies, external affairs (GMC, DoH, other Colleges), bringing together the work of the College, financial control, requests for advice on doctors.

Committees

The College has a number of standing committees through which it carries out its work. Information on individual committees is available through the relevant sections of the website listed below.

Quality in Emergency Care Committee
Remit includes clinical guidelines, College Audits,  dissemination of information – e.g. Department of Health alerts, audits and incidents.

Corporate governance
Assuring admin functions, financial governance, HR issues. 

Education and Examination Committee and CPD subcommittee
(Chair – Dean)  Designs, updates, stages and quality assures the examinations process. Oversees any educational research into the examinations process. curriculum, training courses, textbook, e-learning, etc.

Fellowship and Membership Committee
Reviews applications for membership and recommendations to the Council for election to membership.

International Committee
(Chair – Vice President Academic) International Federation, EuSEM, External Examinations (with the Dean).

Lay Group
Chaired by lay representative on Council consists of officers and lay reps to committees.

Committees of Professional Affairs 
Advises on service design and delivery, consultant working, sustainable workforce, careers, informatics, revalidation and professional affairs. 

Research and Publications Committee
Remit includes research, publications, prizes, web site, EMJ, Newsletter, conferences, College Professors, advise on placements of trainee academic posts.

Training Standards Committee
Responsible for quality control and admin of training posts and training sites, advising individuals on their training requirements for CCT, recommending of individuals to GMC for CCT, assessing the equivalence of training and experience overseas doctors and UK NCCG and making recommendations to GMC for CCT, central co-ordination of the ARCP process, managing on behalf of GMC sponsored overseas SpR trainees, developing guidelines and assessment of competency based training.

Associations

EMTA
Representing trainees, assisting the College on training and education, and organising trainee conference



FASSGEM
 
 Representing SAS doctors, advising the College on matters of training, education and CPD for this group. Advising on professional standards

Boards

Regional Boards
The chairs are elected from the fellowship and membership of the region and sit on the Council. Responsible for leading EM in that area and providing advice to Trusts and Commissioners, advice to members.

National Boards for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales
Chair (elected), head(s) of training, trainee rep, NCCG rep. Responsible for leading EM in that country and providing advice to Health departments and hospitals, advice to members.