What’s behind the increase in demand in Emergency Departments?

This analysis is the first instalment of RCEM’s acute insight series. The series aims to use data and evidence to analyse and explain trends in Emergency Department activity. If you have any questions, please get in touch with policy@rcem.ac.uk Levels of Emergency Department (ED) attendances and subsequent admissions are not only reaching pre-pandemic levels but […]

RCEM, Emergency Medicine research, and you

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. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has declared that research is one of its top priorities, and the RCEM Research Strategy 2020 went some way […]

South Asian heritage month: Nida’s Story

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 […]

Emergency Medicine in a changing world

Will we have a safer more responsive emergency care system when we come out the other side of Covid?  I have to believe we can, but it needs us to keep pushing. It is entirely possible that we will be in a third wave before the much-anticipated vaccine has any significant impact on our ability […]