Events and opportunities of Global EM and Health interest
International Opportunities for Emergency Doctors with RCPCH Global from Autumn 2018 onwards
RCEM Global is partnering with RCPCH Global to help them look for emergency doctors to work in RCPCH Global programmes alongside paediatric doctors and nurses in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Myanmar.
RCPCH Global designs and manages large multi-sited programmes on training, mentoring and quality improvement for child health in secondary (district hospital-equivalent) facilities in low-income countries. Their programmes in Sierra Leone and Rwanda are funded by programme grants from DFID/WHO and Unicef.
These programmes involve delivery of structured, in-situ training and mentoring support to local clinicians to improve quality of paediatric, neonatal and perinatal care. They use the WHO-endorsed Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus (ETAT+), Helping Babies Breathe and other similar protocol as a basis for developing continuous, multi-year quality of care improvement interventions.
Recruits are needed who can work for a minimum of 6 months in one of the programme hospitals (but with possible extension to 12 months), living and working in quite challenging environments.
All flights, preparation costs and accommodation are covered by the project. Recruits will also receive a stipend of per month, plus in-country travel costs. Comprehensive support will be provided by in-country programme managers and a dedicated RCPCH team in London.
Interviews for these roles will take place at candidates’ earliest availability. There is no closing date for these positions.
Person specification for emergency physicians
• Full membership of RCEM
• Interest in/experience of hospital/health centre-based training/mentoring and quality improvement
• Evidence of interest and involvement in teaching
• Understanding of audit, data-gathering, and monitoring and evaluation methods
• Experience working in a resource-poor setting
• NLS / EPLS / APLS provider
• Demonstrable management experience preferred (eg quality improvement experience within NHS; completed audit cycle; guideline writing etc)
Please write directly to: RCPCH.International@rcpch.ac.uk or click on the link below:
International courses and events of interest
RCPCH - Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)
ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment Training plus) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in resource poor setting reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and peri-urban areas.
Date: 20 - 22 November 2018
Venue: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, E Prescot Road, Liverpool, L14 5AB
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets
Top two benefits of attending this course
• Greater understanding of resource poor work
• Enhanced skills
Learning aims, objective and outcomes
• teamwork and the integration of new skills and knowledge into everyday practice
• produces a core of trainers and mentors to ensure sustainability and ongoing improvement
Midwives, nurses and doctors interested in global health
RCEM International Study Days
'EM in SAARC - A study day dedicated to Emergency Medicine in member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation'
On 13 December 2017 the College held a study day to share key experiences both positive and negative from UK based doctors involved in Emergency Medicine in member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (with a main focus on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).
The event was a great opportunity for those with an interest in these countries to find out more about what’s happening currently and also to network with other involved in similar work. The presentations for the day will be made available on the website shortly.
Please click here to read an article of reflection on the SAARC study day from RCEM Trainee, Dr Rasheed Kaja Mohammad
ICEM 2019 - 18th International Congress of Emergency Medicine, 12 - 15 June, Coex, Seoul, Korea
ACEP 19 – American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, October 27 - 30, Denver, CO, USA
The 10th Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine, 7 - 10 November, New Delhi, India
RCOG Global Health Toolkits
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have a range of Global Health Toolkits
. The toolkits have been written by experts in the Obstetricians and Gynaecologist fields but they are currently at trial stage. RCOG are looking for piloting opportunities so if any members are interested please contact RCOG on firstname.lastname@example.org
College members working overseas
Members of the College of Emergency Medicine can be found all over the world. They provide service, teach, conduct research, and many do this as a volunteer in their own time. They set up exchanges with hospitals and medical schools overseas. Some contribute to the development of Emergency Medicine in countries where EM is not yet a recognised specialty or is a new specialty. Apart from the United Kingdom, RCEM members are active in the following countries:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
- West Indies
Examples of trainee’s experiences can be found here. If you would like the College to put you in touch with colleagues who work or have worked in any of the above countries, please email email@example.com.
Do you work in a country that is not listed on this page? Let us know! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.