The past months have seen significant work here at the College to address the issues that led to the examinations results error for the March diet of the FRCEM SBA. Before explaining what we have been doing, I think some context is useful, at the risk of recapping what we have already said before.
In this blog RCEM Vice President, Lisa Munro-Davies looks at the the history of Advanced Clinical Practice, the latest national developments, and what the future might hold.
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 […]
Whilst we are all in the middle of coping with the Emergency care crisis there is unfortunately also a need to address the climate emergency and the healthcare problems it will bring. At RCEM work is underway to find out how to make the practice of Emergency Medicine environmentally sustainable whilst maintaining standards, in a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our Exams team at the College are always busy but are now busier than ever. The pandemic has posed numerous problems, there are changes to the curriculum, and availability of examiners have all been, and continue to be, significant key challenges.
July 2021 – In this blog, Chair of the RCEM Research Committee, Professor Jason Smith, talks about the committee’s work, the importance of research and the grants the College offers to fund it.
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.
June 2021 – It all started about 5 years ago when I decided to send an email to the department just before Pride about LGBTQ+ awareness. I remember feeling apprehensive about sending the email. Even though I was openly out to colleagues at work, this was the first time that I put myself out there as someone trying to improve awareness of LGBTQ+ issues at work.