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STEP Campaign



The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has now launched our STEP campaign in both England and Scotland. The College has been calling for action to address the significant challenges facing A&Es, and whilst some progress has been made, there is much work to do to provide a safe and efficient service for our patients.

The Step Campaign England

In England, to rebuild the Emergency Medicine service the College is calling for four steps to be taken:

STEP 1: Safe and sustainable staffing levels must be achieved

STEP 2: Tariffs and funding must be fair and effective

STEP 3: Exit block and overcrowding must be tackled

STEP 4:  Primary care facilities must be co-located with A&E services

The College urges Government, politicians and NHS leaders to work together to take the four steps needed to rebuild emergency care.  These steps are set out in more detail in the below documents.

The STEP Campaign England

The STEP Campaign England - Press Release

The Step Campaign Scotland

In Scotland, to rebuild the Emergency Medicine service the College is calling for the following four steps to be taken:

STEP 1: Safe and sustainable staffing levels must be achieved

STEP 2: Terms, working conditions, and funding, must be fair and effective

STEP 3: Exit block and overcrowding must be tackled

STEP 4: Primary care facilities must be co-located with Emergency Department services

The College urges The Scottish Government, politicians and NHS leaders to work together to take the four steps needed to rebuild emergency care. These steps are set out in more detail below.

The STEP Campaign Scotland

The STEP Campaign Scotland - Press Release

The Step Campaign Wales

To rebuild the Emergency Medicine service in Wales the College is calling for four steps to be taken:

STEP 1: Safe and sustainable staffing levels must be achieved

STEP 2: Terms, working conditions, and funding, must be fair and effective

STEP 3: Exit block and overcrowding must be tackled

STEP 4: Primary care facilities must be co-located with ED services

The College urges the Welsh Government, politicians and NHS leaders to work together to take the four steps needed to rebuild emergency care. These steps are set out in more detail below.

The STEP Campaign Wales

The STEP Campaign Wales press release

Please note that STEP in Northern Ireland will be released shortly.

Click here for an editable letter for Members and Fellows to send to 2015 Parliamentary candidates in relation to the STEP campaign.