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Dizzy times for our specialty; let’s make sure we do not experience vertigo
  1. G Hughes
  1. Correspondence to:
 G Hughes
 The Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia; cchdhb{at}

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With news that the bid to form a UK College of Emergency Medicine is approved, the future of the specialty of Emergency Medicine looks bright.

The announcement that the bid to form a UK College of Emergency Medicine is formally approved, and that practical steps to make this happen are in progress as we go to press, is most welcome. It is a tremendous achievement. The virtues of tenacity, patience, negotiation, and diplomacy were critical to this success. The leadership of both BAEM and FAEM, and in particular one key individual, deserve credit and praise. Congratulations.

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