Beds in the NHS

In May 2022, RCEM published a policy report uninspiringly called ‘Beds in the NHS’. Despite the dull title, it attracted significant media attention, being a lead story in national media. As is often the way, the story was recycled into local papers giving us coverage in publications as diverse as the Milford Mercury, Grimsby Live and the East Lothian Courier. Unusually, there was almost universal agreement from all sides of the media that the NHS does not have enough beds for the work it needs to do.  

Windrush Day

In this guest blog, to commemorate Windrush Day 2022, Dr David Chung, Co-Chair of RCEM’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, explores the background of and pays tribute to the Windrush generation. When I was a child, the name Windrush was not a thing. I was a West Indian, but our stories were not told. Today […]

Clean Air Day 2022

In this month’s blog, Chair of RCEM’s Environmental Special Interst Group, Dr Sandy Robertson, looks at the impact pollution has on the body to mark Clean Air Day 2022. Today is Clean Air Day, with this year’s message highlighting that air pollution dirties every organ in the body. We know that air pollution has a […]

RCEM Membership Survey 2021

In this blog, RCEM Vice President for Membership, Dr Carole Gavin looks at the feedback members gave us via our survey at the end of 2021, and the improvements we are making as a result. Thank you to all our members that responded to our membership feedback survey at the end of 2021. It was […]

#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 […]