Royal College of Emergency Medicine Guidance 

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has clinical guidelines available for professionals working in emergency medicine. This section includes guidance on the following: RCEM Guidance, Toolkits and Best Practice. You will find information and college guidance below regarding the following: paracetamol overdose, mental health, drugs and alcohol and guidance implementation. 

RCEM Guidance

College Guidelines

This page contains guidelines and statements produced by the College's Quality in Emergency Care (QEC) committee. For clinical guidelines relevant to EM published by other organisations please go the External Guidelines page. For clinical guidelines written by Emergency Departments (EDs) and shared for use/adaptation by other EDs please go to the Local Guidelines page. We'd love to hear your feedback on our guidance documents.


Coronavirus information page (updated regularly)

NEW: Management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department / Acute Medicine with symptoms of Covid-19 Vaccine induced Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia (VITT) (April 2021)

NEW: Emergency Department Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) during the Coronavirus Pandemic (revised February 2021)

Position Statements

Resource Toolkits

Best Practice Guidelines

GEMNet Guidelines

The following evidence-based guidelines have been published by GEMNet:


RCEM / NPIS Guideline on Antidote Availability for EDs (Jan 2017):

External Guidelines

For clinical guidelines relevant to Emergency Medicine produced by external organisations please click here.

COVID-19 coronavirus

Ebola Guidance

Selected further guidance and resources

Committee templates

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