Seeking your views: Better Together - Collaborative Working Between Emergency and Critical Care

14 December 2020

The Faculty of Intensive Care and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine are pleased to release Better together: collaborative working between emergency and critical care  for open consultation.

This document is a nationally agreed strategy document with practical outcomes to foster closer working relationships and to achieve consistency in clinical care for critically ill adult patients in the resuscitation area in emergency departments across the UK. 

Adverse effects on both patients and staff continue as numbers of people presenting at the front door rises incessantly. The evidence for this mounts as patient flow through the hospital fails and substantially contributes to departmental crowding. This document is part of the effort to mitigate against such pressures. FICM and the RCEM have united to define a strategic direction for the care of the sick patient in the resuscitation area. The aim of this document is to improve patient outcomes through the promotion and maintenance of collaborative working between emergency care and critical care.

We consulted a range of stakeholders including patients, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Society of Acute Medicine and the Resuscitation Council UK. 

We would now like to seek wider views on the final draft of the document. Please click here to download.

To send us your comments, please complete the feedback survey here. The deadline for responses is 9am Sunday 28th February.