Joint Positions

The College works collaboratively with a number of key stakeholders in health in order to achieve our 'STEP Campaign'. We need urgent action by all stakeholder to work with us to provide a stable long-term future for A&E services whilst tackling the short term immediate pressures.


Time to stop talking and start acting – new Alliance to cut the queues at A&E

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine have formed an alliance to reduce injuries and relieve the pressure gripping Accident and Emergency departments. There are 21 million A&E attendances across England each year, with accidents being a principal cause. Among their work together, the two organisations will take forward a project on data collection, seeking to bring about the introduction of standardised A&E attendance data to highlight the burden of accidents on emergency care.

Download the press release here.

RCEM and NAPC joint working

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine have met with the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) to discuss the ongoing challenges facing urgent and emergency care services and what steps can be taken to relieve the current pressures on Emergency Departments. The College and NAPC agree that GPs are an important component in the urgent and emergency care system and will be working together to build strategic and practical approaches to find solutions to the ongoing challenges facing these services.

Emergency Airway Management joint position statement

On 7 December 2015 we released a position statement with the Royal College of Anaesthetists on Emergency Airway Management, which builds on the report of the 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society on major airway complications. Read the statement here