New Royal College of Emergency Medicine (Northern Ireland) Vice President begins term

04 April 2018

Dr Ian Crawford has officially taken up the post of Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (Northern Ireland).


Dr Crawford, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the South West Acute Hospital, Western Health & Social Care Trust, officially took up the role on 1 April 2018.

He has previously served as Vice Chair of the RCEM Northern Ireland National Board and replaces outgoing Vice President Dr Sean McGovern, who completed a highly successful 18-month term. 

Dr Crawford said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be taking up the post of Vice President. 

"I would like to firstly pay tribute to my predecessor, Sean McGovern, for so ably representing the wider emergency medicine family over the past year and a half. On behalf of myself and RCEM’s membership in Northern Ireland, thank you. 

“Emergency medicine in Northern Ireland continues to face a significant challenge to meet the health needs of a growing and ageing population. The College will aim to keep emergency care at the forefront of political discussions and we will continue to focus on securing practical solutions that will aid hospital flow and improve patient care.” 

The College is pleased to welcome Dr Crawford to his new role and wishes him every success in his term.