Yesterday was the final day of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s annual conference, where Jason Smith gave a talk launching the Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) in Emergency Medicine. There was a very positive reaction on twitter, reaching well over 50,000 people.
You might like to watch this video about the PSP by Jason (it’s less than 4 minutes long), have a look at the webpage, or follow the PSP on its new twitter account.
You can also see more information in this editorial in the Emergency Medicine Journal.
Academic Emergency Medicine has blossomed in the last two decades, and emergency medicine researchers are now performing large prospective randomised controlled trials on emergency patients to answer the most pertinent clinical questions. Research prioritisation is important in terms of shaping future research questions in Emergency Medicine. This PSP will help to involve all relevant stakeholders in the process.
Emergency Medicine is a broad subject area, and includes a variety of different medical subject areas, such as acute medical emergencies, minor illness and injury, major trauma, acute mental health problems and the management of elderly patients with complex co-morbidities and social problems. Paediatric emergency medicine is outside the scope of this PSP.
The Emergency Medicine PSP is still recruiting Local Champions across all relevant stakeholder groups: clinicians of all levels (including doctors and nurses), patients and carers. Anyone interested should contact Sam McIntyre at Sam.McIntyre@rcem.ac.uk
We wish everyone well with the PSP. The survey is open from now until the end of February 2016.