The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Membership Benefits

What are the Benefits of Membership?

By joining The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as a Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Fellow or Member, you will become part of a prestigious network of professionals. You are also welcomed into an organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in practice; and renowned for its friendliness and approachability. The College and Faculty is proud of its culture of innovation and is committed to supporting our membership throughout their careers.

There are a number of professional benefits, which come with membership of the Faculty. With the spirit of innovation as a central tenet in all our activities, these benefits are constantly evolving and growing in response to the changing needs of our Fellows and Members. Currently, the benefits you can draw on through membership include:

Digital Platforms

The Faculty have developed a range of digital platforms to improve engagement with its Members and Fellows. These include:

NEW!! Free access to PHEMnet online portfolio

PHEMnet provides a web based pre-hospital care portfolio and enables FPHC members to input anonymised details of incidents attended, patients treated, drugs delivered and procedures carried out. Work-place based assessments can be completed on PHEMnet, or alternatively, paper based assessments can be scanned into PHEMnet and stored within members’ portfolios, mapping them to the PHEM curriculum. Members are able to record reflections about courses and self-directed learning and map them to the PHEM curriculum. The curriculum that has been covered by each member is summarised by shifts, patients, supervision, curriculum, element, procedure/intervention and condition/diagnosis.

PHEMnet is cloud based and can be accessed using any web browser on any device. PHEMnet utilises industry standard data encryption; the same security as online banking. Your data will be collated anonymously to provide a national database of pre-hospital care activity in order to inform future care development through audit and research. Your personal identifying data will not be used within the collated data.

To take advantage of this benefit, please e-mail us at with your membership reference number. We will inform PHEMnet who will create an online profile for you and you will then be able to access the platform via the link they issue to you. The only information shared between PHEMnet and FPHC will be your FPHC membership number, first name, last name, email address and if you are a member in good standing.

e-Publication Digital Platform

The Faculty have invested in a digital publishing platform to allow it to develop a range of digital publications in the future. The Foundation Material for Immediate Care (previously known as Generic Core Material) manual in digital format will be issued to all members as a member benefit.

  • a website, packed full of useful information, and resources
  • a digital publishing platform to allow the Faculty to grow its digital publishing provision
  • an expanded social media presence over four platforms to facilitate pre-hospital care communities of practice:
  • We are also investing in improved infrastructure and online systems to provide an enhanced user experience for our Members and Fellows when they interact with us which will be rolled out in 2016 

Faculty Members can also access the Membership only pages of the College website which house educational and training resources and information for Members including a huge range of podcasts, webinars, videos, presentations and documents as well as access to anatomy resource. Members and Fellows can access these by logging into the College website with their College user name and Password. Members will also receive a token to provide free access to the Faculty's Core Manual e-Publication.

Our Boards and Committees

As a Fellow or Member of the Faculty you will have opportunities to become a member of one of our committees or groups which actively influence developments not only within the Faculty but across the profession as a whole.

Our Library

Personal library services using our well-resourced medical and surgical library; with the latest in texts, journals and electronic resources. You can find out more about our library services in our Library section.

Ten Hill Place Hotel

All Fellows and Members are entitled to a 10% discount on best available rate in the Hotel. Please call our Reservations Team on 0131 662 2080 between the hours of 9am – 5pm (Mon-Fri) to qualify for the discount.

Commercial Benefits

The Faculty's Membership is entitled to a range of commercial benefits:

  • Discounted Entry to the BASICS & FPHC Annual Conference
  • Enjoy 10% off drink in the College's Café Bar at Ten Hill Place
  • Discounted rates on meetings, events and celebrations at the College's venues through RCSEd Commercial Enterprises
  • Access to the College Library and Library Services
  • Free entry to the Surgeons' Hall Museums

Above all, as a Fellow or Member of The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh you become part of a proud tradition of innovation and excellence that stretches back over more than 500 years but which has its eye firmly on the future. Today, in its sixth century, the College continues to promote the highest standards in education, assessment and practice. It also contributes whole-heartedly, directly and indirectly, to the health and well-being of millions, through the dedication and skills of its Membership as they constantly strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients in their care.

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.