The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Education & Resources

The Faculty have long been at the forefront of setting standards and good practice in pre-hospital care by hosting Consensus days to formulate Consensus Statements. The FPHC in conjunction with key and leading stakeholders produces systematically developed guidelines to assist Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Practitioners to deliver a high standard of care. They are designed to assimilate, evaluate and then introduce changes to clinical practice based on the contemporary and evolving evidence base where available. 

Postgraduate Educational Programmes

Building on the founding aims of the Faculty to maintain standards of practice in pre-hospital care the Faculty has now broadened out its scope of activities  to include the delivery of two well established academic postgraduate programmes to complement its Diploma Examination portfolio. 

Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine (DipROM)

 The innovative DipROM programme was established in 2008 by RCSEd's Faculty of Health Informatics to provide health professionals working in remote, and in some instances potentially hazardous, locations the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in this environment using an evidence based approach. 

Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DipMtnMed)

The successful Mountain Medicine Programme has been run for the past ten years by Medical Expeditions and accredited by the University of Leicester, the UIAA (Union Internationale Des Associations D’Alpinisme)/IKAR (International Commission of Alpine Rescue) and ISMM (International Society of Mountain Medicine).  From 2015 the UK Diploma in Mountain Medicine will be organised and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.The Programme is a combination of practical skills and theory and is aimed at registered healthcare practitioners working or wishing to work in a mountain medicine environment.  

Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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