#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 […]

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 […]

South Asian heritage month: Nida’s Story

July 2021 – I can’t remember when I first knew I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up, but I do know that when other children were play-acting being knights or wizards, I was playing at being a doctor. I had an appointment book for my surgery, in which the names of my dolls were duly written next to allotted appointment times. I used to give them injections, and put bandages on them, the way I imagined doctors did.