CEM Report on 15 May 2013 – Comments from Dr Rod Jaques, President of FSEM
FSEM supports the drive for quality in emergency departments
Dr Rod Jaques, President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, comments on the College of Emergency Medicine’s Report – The drive for quality. How to achieve safe, sustainable care in our Emergency Departments:
“The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) welcomes the report by the College of Emergency Medicine recommending changes to our emergency care system to deliver consistent quality care and ease the growing pressure on accident and emergency units. The creation of co-located primary care services in and around emergency departments would ease the existing burden on our emergency services substantially. The FSEM would like to see, in particular, the creation of more Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor posts within the NHS as part of a solution to the issues we are facing in emergency care, particularly after sport or occupational injury. We will also be working with national policy makers, commissioners, clinicians and Trust Boards to help make this happen.”
The FSEM recommends that the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine is particularly relevant in supporting emergency care, primary and secondary care within the NHS because its doctors are trained to provide accurate diagnoses and medical management of both musculo-skeletal injury and the application of exercise to improve the health of the patient in diseased states.
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