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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 2021 iteration of the EMTA survey launched at the virtual trainee conference on 24 November and all trainees should now have received a link to the survey in their inboxes. Initial interest and uptake have been good and at the time of writing, we are making good progress towards our ambition of 1000 trainees […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com Levels of Emergency Department (ED) attendances and subsequent admissions are not only reaching pre-pandemic levels but […]
Over the past year, whilst the specialty has been at the frontline of the covid-19 pandemic, the College has worked very hard to support you all.
Much of the wider press has been interested in asking questions about our national preparedness and responsiveness and so I have I been asking the same questions of us here at the College.