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College Structure

The College has a number of standing committees through which it carries out its work. Information on individual committees is available through the relevant sections of the website listed below.


President, President Elect (or Immediate past president, Vice-President(s), Registrar, Treasurer, Dean


(Chair – President) the governing body of the College


(Chair – President) + Officers, College Secretary. Overarching “executive group” developing strategy, liaison with major outside bodies, external affairs (GMC, DoH, other Colleges), bringing together the work of the College, financial control, requests for advice on doctors.

Quality in Emergency Care Committee

Remit includes clinical guidelines, College Audits,  dissemination of information – eg DoH alerts, audits and incidents

Corporate governance

Assuring admin functions, financial governance, HR issues 

Education and Examination Committee and CPD subcommittee

(Chair – Dean)  Designs, updates, stages and quality assures the examinations process. Oversees any educational research into the exams process. curriculum, training courses, textbook, e-learning, etc

Fellowship and Membership Committee

Reviews applications for membership and recommendations to the Council for election to membership

International Committee

(Chair- Vice President Academic) International Federation, EuSEM, External Examinations (with the Dean)

Lay Group

Chaired by lay representative on Council consists of officers and lay reps to committees

Committees of Professional Affairs 

Advises on service design and delivery, consultant working, sustainable workforce, careers, informatics, revalidation and professional affairs. 

Research and Publications Committee

Remit includes research, publications, prizes, web site, EMJ, Newsletter, conferences, College Professors, advise on placements of trainee academic posts

Training Standards Committee

Responsible for quality control and admin of training posts and training sites, advising individuals on their training requirements for CCT, recommending of individuals to GMCfor CCT, assessing the equivalence of training and experience overseas doctors and UK NCCG and making recommendations to GMC for CCT, central co-ordination of the ARCP process, managing on behalf of GMC sponsored overseas SpR trainees, developing guidelines and assessment of competency based training




Representing trainees, assisting the College on training and education, and organising trainee conference


Representing SAS doctors, advising the College on matters of training, education and CPD for this group. Advising on professional standards


College Boards

Regional Boards

The chairs are elected from the fellowship and membership of the region and sit on the Council. Responsible for leading EM in that area and providing advice to Trusts and Commissioners, advice to members.

National Boards for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales

Chair (elected), head(s) of training, trainee rep, NCCG rep. Responsible for leading EM in that country and providing advice to Health departments and hospitals, advice to members.


Annual General Meeting (Log-in required)