RCEM 'deeply concerned' by misleading statements made by the Emergency Medicine Association of India

16 November 2018

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has been made aware that the Emergency Medicine Association, an organisation based in India that advertises itself as “an organized Guild of Emergency Leaders in Health and Medicine Working towards provision of quality emergency care across India”, has held itself out as being formally affiliated to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine through its website and in correspondence sent to members of the Indian medical community.


The Royal College of Emergency Medicine would like to clarify that it has no affiliation with the Emergency Medicine Association and that the statements made on the website of the Emergency Medicine Association (www.emaindia.net) to the effect that such an affiliation, or other association between the Emergency Medicine Association and Royal College of Emergency Medicine exists are inaccurate.

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has further been made aware that the Emergency Medicine Association has used the title ‘Emergency Medicine Journal’ to describe the publications of the Emergency Medicine Association and/or other publications advertised by the Emergency Medicine Association. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine would like to clarify that there is no association between the Emergency Medicine Association and the Emergency Medicine Journal (https://emj.bmj.com/), which is published by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in association with the BMJ Publishing Group

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is deeply concerned that misleading statements have been made by the Emergency Medicine Association and is further concerned about the effect that the statements may have had on practitioners and members of the public in the UK and around the world. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has instructed specialist lawyers and is taking urgent steps to ensure that these misleading statements are removed immediately. 

If you have been affected by any claim on the part of the Emergency Medicine Association to be affiliated to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, or if you have any queries regarding the activities of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine or its affiliates, please contact Emily.Beet@rcem.ac.uk.

Please note that the Royal College of Emergency Medicine is unable to provide any further information regarding potential legal action by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and will not respond to any such enquiry.