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The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care


One of the founding aims of the Faculty was to maintain standards of practice in pre-hospital care. One way the Faculty achieves this is through the provision of professional examinations and academic programmes, in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, related to the clinical practice of pre-hospital care.

The professional examinations currently include:
• The Diploma in Immediate Medical Care
• The Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine
• The Fellowship in Immediate Medical Care

View exam videos and podcast resources here. 

View FIMC past written papers here.

View Sandpiper bag guidance document here.

In addition to these examinations and programmes, the Faculty administers the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine and manages other professional development processes such as:

• The Certificate of FIMC Eligibility
• Accreditation as a Consultant (Level 8) Practitioner in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine

The Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine  is responsible for training and assessment in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) in the UK on behalf of its parent Colleges. You can find the PHEM curriculum by clicking on this link.

Use of Post-nominals

Please Note: only Members and Fellows who are in good standing can use Post-nominals from Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Exams. 


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.