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26 January 2023

This year the Emergency Medicine Day campaign is dedicated to safety. Safety for our patients, who need care, attention and relief from pain and disease. Safety for our colleagues, who need to be able to work in a secure environment, for the right number of hours with the right number of patients in order to be able to give them the right amount of our time and energy.
Only in these conditions are we sure to provide the patient with a safe haven in an emergency.


We strongly believe it is of the utmost importance that we can provide concrete data to the relevant stakeholders to reflect our distress and how this can threaten our safety and that of our patients.

We therefore would like to invite you to respond to the following 40 questions, based on a validated survey, about the safety of emergency care in your ED. We hope you can support the EM-Day with 10 minutes of your time.

In parallel to this survey we are sending a questionnaire to patients’ organisation and to individual patients, with the hope that the results of the three surveys will describe the situation in an unequivocal way.

The results of these surveys will be published on the EM day and will be circulated to media and politicians.

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NHS staff share despair working at breaking point

05 January 2023


As the NHS crisis has deepened in recent weeks, frontline staff have posted vivid, troubling accounts on social media of what has been happening in their workplaces. Many have described the NHS, and often themselves too, as “broken”. They have related the difficulty of providing proper care, the impact of acute understaffing and their fears for the NHS’s future.

This is a selection of some of what doctors, nurses and other NHS staff have been saying. READ MORE

EM-Day Policy statement about working safely in the ED is published!

17 October 2022

The EM-Day taskforce has written a policy statement about minimal standards for safe working conditions in Emergency Medicine. It is published in the European Journal for Emergency Medicine. Share it as much as you can so it will be noticed by our policy makers!


Burnout in emergency medicine professionals after 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic: a threat to the healthcare system?

27 May 2022

For EM Day we conducted a survey with the objective to evaluate the level of burnout in the different professionals of emergency medical services. Based on the results a scientific paper and an editorial were written and published in the European Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Read the paper here

Read the editorial here


EM-Day 2022 campaign video

26 May 2022

We proudly present the Emergency Medicine Day 2022 Campaign video. WE TAKE CARE OF YOU, PLEASE TAKE CARE OF US.

Please share it through your channels!

Also join the webinar on May 27 at 14:00 CEST to discuss possible solllutions to improve the current working conditions and lower the level of burnout. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AXJyl41kSO2QYnbZXRLt3A