The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Application Information

Faculty Accreditation Application Dates and Deadlines

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. 

Application open Application deadline Panel meets
3 January 2018 16 March 2018 April 2018
3 April 2018 22 June 2018 July 2018
2 July 2018 31 July 2018 December 2018

IMPORTANT: Step 1 applications MUST be received by 1700 on 31st July 2018. From August 1st Step 1 Applications will no longer be possible.

Step 2 Applications can be sent in at any time from then on. They will usually be dealt with within 3 months of receipt of the completed paperwork


Advice on PHEM Shifts for Faculty Accreditation can be found here

Guidance for Applicants with GMC Sub-Specialty Registration

Practitioners who have been awarded GMC sub-specialty registration in PHEM can apply to have their names added to the Faculty Accreditation Register via They must be a Level 8 Elected Fellow of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care in good standing and be able to evidence their professional registration and license to practice. Full details of how to apply via this route are available 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 all of the current Faculty Regulations. We particularly remind applicants to make sure they stick to the described format for case studies (title page with all relevant information, word count, etc.). 

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.