Emergency doctors “disappointed” over exclusion from winter pressure panel

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 08 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k82
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

Emergency medicine doctors have expressed surprise and disappointment that the NHS’s winter pressure panel does not include representatives from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM).

NHS England’s National Emergency Pressures Panel is chaired by Bruce Keogh, national medical director of NHS England, and met for the first time on 20 December 2017. It includes eight people representing NHS Improvement and NHS England, as well as representatives of Public Health England and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The group also has members from the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of …

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