The Pilot

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The Pilot FAQs

Registration for the 2020/2021 EMFP programme is now open. Please note that the EMFP programme is limited to 12 hospital sites in total. If you have further questions, please do email us emfp@rcem.ac.uk or call on +44 207400 6100.

The cost of participating in the pilot is determined by a review of each hospital site. The funding will support the set-up of the pilot locally, including the recruitment of a lead Educational Supervisor and setting up of a Learning Hub. The funding covers the cost of support visits by RCEM clinicians from the UK who provide Quality Assurance and deliver training for the EMFP programme and none of the funding will be profit for the College. Payment will be required between January-April prior to the start of the programme.

The cost reflects the need for UK clinicians travelling to deliver workshops and carry out site visits. As such the best way of reducing the cost is multiple sites or hospitals within a learning hub joining together. The cost covers up to 30 trainees, any additional trainees will incur some additional cost.

The curriculum was developed by the International Education Sub-Committee at The Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

The College is committed to promoting Emergency Medicine across the world and supporting high quality medical training. This curriculum is aimed at providing doctors who have qualified within the last few years with core skills in managing emergencies

Yes, you can form a Hub within one organisation. Ideally hospitals would be located near enough to allow sharing of training opportunities or reasonable travel by clinicians to one of sites

RCEM UK will support services in setting up local Hubs and will provide clear guidance and online resources to support delivery and quality assurance of the programme. In addition, RCEM UK will provide the training sessions for the new Supervisors and oversee the appraisal of their work at the end of the year.

The programme is one year, and trainee placements will run from August to July. Within this period trainees may work in one department/ hospital or across several hospitals dependant on learning needs and local set up

RCEM will not be asking trainees for payment for joining this pilot. Services that join the pilot may charge trainees to participate, but we will advise that payment is kept as low as possible.

No, there will not be any formal diploma or qualification. There will be a certificate of completion of training, which will allow employers and others to know that the trainee has successfully completed a quality assured training in Emergency Medicine and will be competent in the initial diagnosis, investigation and management of common emergency presentations

No, participation in this training will not automatically qualify you for entry into specialist training or allow you to pass the membership exams. However, this will be a period of recognised training that will give clinicians a good background in EM and we anticipate that this would support further training and career development

The trainee will benefit from a period of training in emergency medicine that will equip them with key skills to ensure safe and entrusted practice. In addition, this will provide a strong basis for ongoing specialist training and those who wish to work towards membership examinations.

Services will be able to develop a local workforce with core skills who will can then be entrusted to deliver high quality and safe care for patients.

Individuals cannot apply for this programme via the College. Registration via RCEM is for provider organisations/ hospitals only. Recruitment of trainees to the programme will occur via your hospital service once it has registered.

Each site will be visited once during the year by a team from RCEM UK. These are informal visits, taking up to half a day. The aim is to view the hospital facilities and meet supervisors and trainees. They also provide an opportunity for more detailed discussion with the RCEM team