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Diploma in Urgent Medical Care

The examination for the Diploma in Urgent Medical Care is designed to test the knowledge, skills and behaviours of multi-disciplinary urgent medical care practitioners.

The level of performance expected is that commensurate with level 7 within the Skills for Health Career Framework for Health ( Level 7 practitioners have a comprehensive, specialised, factual and theoretical knowledge within day-to-day urgent emergency care clinical practice and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge.

There is a focus within this examination on timely recognition, diagnosis and management of conditions and situations in the urgent care environment (GP OOH, Walk In Centre) rather than on the use of facilities for investigation and treatment that may be available predominantly within an acute hospital. This examination includes urgent care for all patient age groups from neonates to the very elderly.

All of the Faculty Examinations are administered by RCSEd's Exams Team - regulations are available from the College website.

Exam Details

  • Exam Dates: Tuesday 4th October -Wednesday 5th October 2022
  • Closing Date06 June 2022
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • For Exam page click here


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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. 



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