RCEM surveys on specific issues can be found on this page. Surveys from other organisations can be published here with the approval of the College Executive. If you would like your survey to be advertised here, please read this guidance and e-mail your request to
Currently running surveys:

RCEM COVID-19 workforce sickness rates

Deadline: 10 April 2020

RCEM are surveying rates of workforce self-isolation and positive testing for coronavirus for doctors, nurses and ACPs.  We ask Clinical Leads to take part in this short survey. 

RCEM Security in EDs Survey

Deadline: 26 March 2020

Anecdotally, emergency departments (EDs) are increasingly having to manage violent, aggressive or agitated patients. In addition, EDs must prevent patients from absconding when they are deemed a risk to themselves or others.

Are you aware of the Webley case? In Webley v. St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust & Anor, (14 Feb, 2014), the acute trust was held liable for the serious injuries sustained by a mental health patient who absconded from the ED. For more information about this case, click here.

RCEM is concerned about the variability of provision and standards of security in circumstances where patients may require restraint and we want to find out more about the national picture. We plan to work with NHSE and bodies in devolved nations to improve this.

We want to hear your views and experiences. Please complete this survey to help us get a clearer picture of how security risks and services operate in your emergency department.
All information received will be anonymised.

Emergency Department Information Systems Usability Survey

1 December 2019 - 12 February 2020

My name is David Gaunt. I am pursuing a Masters in Digital Health Leadership degree at Imperial College London. I am conducting a research study for my dissertation. The study aims to examine how to improve the usability of Emergency Department Information Systems.

You are invited to participate in this study; your perspective as a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine may help determine the feasibility and potential next steps to create an innovative program to help improve Emergency Department Information Systems across the UK. The information received from this study will be used in conjunction with a recent survey that also looked at usability of Emergency Department Information Systems. By combining the information from the two surveys it is expected that we will be able to gain valuable insights into our systems, and what can be done to improve them.