Local Guidance

This page contains guidelines, proformas and discharge advice produced by Emergency Departments (EDs) that can be downloaded and adapted for local use by other EDs.  These resources are not endorsed by RCEM and have not been reviewed for quality or clinical suitability. If you would like to recommend guidelines for publication here or have any other queries in regards to local clinical guidelines, please email alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk. 

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Adult Guidelines / Protocols
Paediatric Guidelines / Protocols
Discharge Advice
Initial Assessment Tools


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If your ED has completed local guidance, protocols, assessment tools or discharge advice and would like to share with others for local adaption please contact us.  Please note that this information has not been checked or endorsed by RCEM.


Adult Guidelines / Protocols

Paediatric Guidelines / Protocols


Discharge Advice


Initial Assessment Tools

IMPORTANT: The following tools have been designed for use by nurses at the point of initial assessment

The College wishes to thank all the authors who have kindly agreed to share their guidelines here. If your Emergency Department has guidelines that you are willing to make available to others via this page please contact sam.mcintyre@rcem.ac.uk.