President’s Blog May 2015

May 2015 – As we move into May I suspect that many readers will have grown tired of campaigns. As we await the result of the forthcoming General Election in the UK, it seems prudent and indeed even refreshing to set aside issues of policy, disagreements and matters of contention.

President’s Blog December 2014

Dec 2014 – My second Christmas as President of the College – what will Santa bring? My list of CEM10 goodies will continue to dominate my expectations though, in a manner similar to my children with their Advent Calendars, the rate of progress can be frustrating.

President’s Blog November 2014

Nov 2014 – I hope this epistle finds you well. As I write on the Monday afternoon after the busiest weekend my department has ever had, I confess to being a little war-torn. An almost 20% rise in attendances with an even greater rise in the proportion conveyed by ambulance is an exhausting experience for my ED team, and I know that these circumstances are being replicated up and down the length of
the UK and Ireland.

President’s Blog October 2014

Oct 2014 – October and the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! We are approaching the first anniversary of the launch of the ‘College 10 priorities campaign’ and we can celebrate a major achievement – namely a substantial increase in the numbers of doctors recruited to both CT1 and CT3 posts via the HEE funded expansion in ACCS EM posts and the GMC recognition of transferable competencies through the newly established DREEM schemes.