The Royal College of Emergency Medicine

The College is established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine. The College is responsible for setting standards of training and administering examinations in Emergency Medicine for the award of Fellowship and Membership of the College as well as recommending trainees for CCT in Emergency Medicine. The College works to ensure high quality care by setting and monitoring standards of care, and providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.

RCEM signs up to support The Columbo Declaration - show your suport here

RCEM Open Letter: Supporting Professional Activities in Consultant Job Planning (SPAs)

AoMRC launches resource for doctors to find help and support

Statement on winter pressures from the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)

Late exam applications - statement from the College Dean (December 2018)

Recommended Requirements for Locum Consultant Posts in Emergency Medicine - December 2018

RCEM, SEMI & HEE Launch Emergency Medicine International Training (EMIT) Programme

Joint letter: UK Health Alliance on Climate Change call for net zero emissions target

Five reasons not to miss #RCEMcpd 2019

RCEM Essential facts for Wales - November 2018

Registration now open for the RCEM Emergency Medicine Foundation Programme (EMFP)

RCEM Workforce Recommendations 2018: Consultant Staffing in Emergency Departments in the UK

Associate Specialist Grade Position Statement (September 2018)

Reflective Practice Guidance and Toolkit (September 2018)

EMPOWER: A guide to engage and retain your established EM staff

The role of Ambulance Trusts in respecting people’s end-of-life wishes

Cocaine Induced Bowel Ischaemia (August 2018)

The Quality Improvement Project - Guidance for Examination Candidates

Creating workforce stability in emergency care: Expected good practice

Think Aorta: Patient campaign to save lives by improving the diagnosis of Aortic Dissection

RCPCH Survey - winter pressures in EDs that treat children

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Emergency Medicine (EM) – Progress Update and Data Collection 2017/18

The Patient who Absconds (June 2018)

Absconding (June 2018)

Facing the Future: New standards for children in emergency care settings published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Guide: Allied Health Professions Supporting Patient Flow

NICE guideline on Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s: service delivery and organisation

British Thoracic Society launches new Quality Standards for Non-Invasive Ventilation in Adults

Plan for phased re-introduction of hepatitis B vaccine for lower priority groups announced by Public Health England

RCEM Children and Young People's Mental Health Services Survey

New report from the British Red Cross - In and out of hospital: how to stop avoidable admissions

Fascia Iliaca Block (FIB)

GIRFT EM Data Collection and NHS Benchmarking Network

Management of Perceived Devastating Brain Injury Consensus Statement published by RCEM, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM), Intensive Care Society (ICS), Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great
Britain and Ireland (NACCS), Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) and Welsh Intensive Care Society (WICS)

NHS Improvement launch 'Retaining your clinical staff: a practical improvement resource’

Consent in Adults, Adolescents and Children in Emergency Departments

Sharing best practice from clinical leaders in urgent and emergency care

Important changes to Section 136 of the Mental Health Act

Securing the future workforce for emergency departments in England

NICE guideline on Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management (NG80) has been published. This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children.

RCP launch new resources to aid team working in the NHS

Revised guidance published on Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia for Distal Forearm Fractures (Biers Block)

Nuffield Trust report: 'When the price isn't right: how cuts in hospital payments added up to the NHS deficit'

New emergency department patient safety checklist from NHSI

Opportunity for Fellows to join newly formed Editorial Board of 'Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine'

NICE addendum on urinary tract infection in under 16s: diagnosis and management (standing committee update of CG54)

NHSI launch Emergency Flow Improvement tool

Guidance published on information sharing to reduce community violence

Guidance for the public on acid attacks launched by NHS England

Safety alert: DePuy Synthes Impactor for PFNA (Proximal Femoral Nail Anti-rotation) Blade: risk of infection

Safety alert: Retained Guidewires

Safety alert: Adrenaline auto-injectors: updated advice after European review

Unomedical high concentration oxygen masks (specific lots) - risk of hypoxia as the tubing can disconnect from the oxygen mask

BVM (Bag-Valve-Mask) manual resuscitation systems – risk of delay to emergency treatment

Solus Flexible Wire Reinforced Laryngeal Mask Airway – risk of hypoxia due to partial or total occlusion of the airway tube after inflating the cuff

All HeartStart MRx defibrillators – possible failure to deliver a shock, cardioversion, pacing or monitoring

V60 ventilator – potential for unexpected shutdown

BD Plastipak 100ml catheter tip syringe with Luer slip adaptor, specific lots – risk of leakage and delayed therapy

PRSB launch new Emergency Care Discharge Summary Standard  

New RCEM guidance: A universal FGM flowchart and reporting tool

RCEM publishes three major national clinical audit reports on Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, Moderate and Acute Severe Asthma, and Consultant Sign-off

RCEM endorses new guideline on stroke in childhood

Safety alert: All Alaris GS,GH, CC, TIVA, PK, Enteral Syringe Pumps, and, Asena GS, GH, CC, TIVA, PK, Syringe Pumps - risk of uncontrolled bolus of medicine

RCEM publishes position statement: Complications of Early Pregnancy and the role of the ED

New guidance: Management of investigation results in the ED 

Guidelines for Management of Marathon Related Medical Emergencies EM Data Collection and NHS Benchmarking Network.pdf EM Data Collection and NHS Benchmarking Network.pdf

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