The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is proud to represent a diverse membership of over 11,500 clinicians working as Emergency Medicine doctors, ACPs, and nurses. Equality is a core value of the College, and we take our commitment to addressing all forms of inequality very seriously. In 2020, we established two Committees to take forward this important work: the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the Women in Emergency Medicine Special Interest group.
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee was established to address inequalities and discrimination in the speciality of Emergency Medicine. The Committee was focused on racial inequalities to begin with but is working towards a wider remit in examining inequalities and discrimination against other social groups.
To date, the Committee has influenced the PPE agenda on a national scale, carried out a survey on member’s experiences during the second wave and provided advice and guidance to the wider College on matters relating to equality and diversity. Read our vision and workplan here.
Dr Sivanthi Sivanadarajah, Consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital
Dr David Chung, Consultant at Crosshouse University Hospital
Gordon Miles, Derek Prentice, April McKay, Dr Rita Das, Dr Chenai Mausti, Dr Cieran McKiernan, Dr Biju Cherian, Dr Lalarukh Asim, Dr Ed Oforka, Dr Bianca Ebtehadj, Dr David A Chung, Romana Moss.
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The Women in EM Special Interest Group (WEMSIG) was established to play a key role in raising awareness of gender disparities in the specialty and mitigate the negative consequences this. The Group aims to facilitate a culture of open communication in the College and to ensure that the gendered experiences of its members and fellows are taken into account across College work.
We are working closely with the College to improve its offer to women. We have carried out research examining the ‘leaky pipeline’ into the specialty of Emergency Medicine and we have influenced other committees to ensure they are taking women’s experiences into account. Read our vision and workplan here.
Dr Kirsty Challen, Consultant at Royal Preston Hospital
Dr Salwa Malik, Gemma Croffie, Romana Moss, Dr Hannah McKee, Dr Karen Squires, Dr Laura Cottey, Dr Priya Marathe, Dr Robyn Powell, Dr Sa Narang, Dr Shama Khan, Dr Sinead Campbell-Gray.
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