PHEM is a new and exciting branch of medicine that has recently been recognised as a sub-speciality of Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Acute Medicine by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Training in PHEM is overseen by the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (IBTPHEM) which operate under the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).
Doctors working in PHEM can operate in a vast number of roles, ranging from work on an Air Ambulance, working in ambulance control rooms offering advanced clinical support as top cover to crews on the road, being part of major incident planning and response teams and of course – responding for a BASICs Scheme to Pre-Hospital Medical Emergencies!
Doctors with PHEM expertise are equipped with the highest standard of knowledge and training across all areas of the IBTPHEM Curriculum.
The curriculum covers the following 6 domains: Working in emergency medical systems, providing pre-hospital emergency medical care, using pre-hospital equipment, supporting rescue and extrication, supporting safe patient transfer and supporting emergency preparedness and response.
With all these areas combined, this ensures doctors are equipped to deliver the highest quality of care to patients in the pre-hospital environment.