The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Application Information

Faculty Accreditation Application Dates and Deadlines

The Faculty Accreditation Panel meets four times a year to review applications on the dates specified below. All applications must be submitted to the deadlines shown:  

Applications Open Application Deadline Panel Convenes
8 March 2017 3 June 2017 15 July 2017
4 June 2017 29 August 2017 10 October 2017
1 September 2017 8 December 2017 January 2018
3 January 2018 16 March 2018 April 2018
3 April 2018 22 June 2018 July 2018
2 July 2018 31 July 2018 October 2018

Please take a moment to carefully read through all the Application Guidelines and Regulations Documents on this page before completing the Faculty Accreditation Application Form. 

Advice on PHEM Shifts for Faculty Accreditation can be found here

Application Guidelines

Please Note: Faculty Accreditation does not automatically mean that Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine will be added as an approved sub-specialty on the GMC Register. This is a separate application process (see that would be supported by Faculty Accreditation. 

Applicants should ensure that their applications are aligned to the Regulations v3 (15 August 2016) and not the previous version. 

The Faculty can only accept applications submitted  in both electronic and professionally bound hard copy formats to the specification outlined in the regulations. An extra copy of the Case Studies also has to be submitted electronically to facilitate plagiarism testing. 

Applicants should contact the Faculty Office at to request a secure filedrop link to submit the electronic part of their application if it is too large to email. (Please note that the use of DropBox or other non-RCSEd file-sharing platforms is not permissible.)

Currently Applicants cannot apply for both Step 1 and Step 2 at the same time as these are separate processes held at different times.

Applications will only be accepted from members in good standing with the Faculty.   

Applications will only be reviewed after payment has been made.

Payments can be made by cheque, please write your name, and "Faculty Accreditation" and which step you are applying for on the back of the cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Hill Square Educational Trust and mailed to:

The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
Nicolson Street, 


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.