The best and the worst of the NHS

In this month’s guest blog Dr Graham Johnson, Consultant Emergency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Royal Derby Hospital, discusses his family’s recent experience of receiving care. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of experiencing the very best of the NHS. My son had an elective orthopaedic procedure at the Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Hospital in […]

#ECACP Day 2021

We know how crucial ACPs are to Emergency Medicine, and we want to others to know it too which is why we want to celebrate you on Advanced Clinical Practitioner Day. As part of Advanced Practice Week 2021, on 12 November we’re sharing your thoughts on Advanced Practice, looking at who you are and what […]

RCEM CARES: What have we achieved?

In March 2020, just weeks before the first national lockdown, we launched our flagship RCEM CARES campaign. The campaign focused on addressing the mismatch between demand and capacity in the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) system by tackling Crowding, Access, Retention, Experience, and Safety.   Although the CARES campaign was not developed with the pandemic […]

Black History Month: Eddie’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your background? My name is Edward Oforka and I was born in Nigeria. When it comes to identity, Nigerian, Black and Christian are how I strongly identify. I am one of six children born to working class parents and was one of the first in my family to go to […]

World Mental Health Day and Emergency Medicine

October 10th is World Mental Health Day Have you ever wondered if we sometimes make things worse for patient with mental health problems coming to the ED? Stigma in the general hospital setting is reported by patients to result in devaluation, social control, avoidance, rejection and failure to act. Perry et al. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32388323/ Careless talk […]