Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee

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Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee
JRCALC logo.jpg
Full name Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee
Native name JRCALC
Founded 1989
Country United Kingdom
Website [1]

JRCALC is the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee.[1] Their role is to provide robust clinical speciality advice to ambulance services within the UK and it publishes regularly updated clinical guidelines[citation needed]. The first meeting of JRCALC was in 1989 and was hosted by the Royal College of Physicians, London.[citation needed]

The guidelines are supposed to be produced from evidence based medicine, however organisations such as the College of Paramedics have criticised the committee for poor reference to available evidence in the past.[2]

JRCALC have produced a number of systematic reviews on various topics.[3] Available evidence is researched and discussed by a team of academics and clinicians including representatives from all UK ambulance services, and a number of medical disciplines.[citation needed] The Guidelines are produced by the JRCALC Guideline Development Group (JRCALC-GDG) hosted by the University of Warwick.[4]

Executive committee[edit]

  • Chairman - Dr Wim Blancke[citation needed]
  • Joint honorary secretaries - Dr Fiona Jewkes & Mr M O'Flaherty
  • Honorary treasurer - Dr Fionna Moore
  • Committee administrator - Ms Carole Long


Ambulance Service Association

  • Dr Gillian Bryce
  • Professor Michael Langman
  • Dr Jeremy Mayhew
  • Dr David McManus
  • Mr Paul Phillips
  • Mr John Nichols
  • Mr Phil Pimlott
  • Dr John Scott

British National Formulary

  • Ms Rachel Ryan

College of Paramedics

  • Mr Roland Furber
  • Professor Andy Newton

British Association for Immediate Care

  • Dr David Zideman

Directors of Clinical Care (DOCCs)

  • Dr John Stephenson

College of Emergency Medicine

  • Mr Darren Walter
  • Dr Henry Guly
  • Dr Fionna Moore
  • Dr Alison Walker

Health Professions Council

  • Mr Mark Woolcock

Resuscitation Council

  • Dr Mick Colquhoun

Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • Dr Wim Blancke
  • Professor Charles Deakin
  • Dr Michael Ward

Royal College of General Practitioners

  • Dr Iain McNeil
  • Dr Simon Stockley
  • Dr Simon Brown

Royal College of Midwives

  • Mrs Claudette Reid

Royal College of Nursing

  • Mr Mike Hayward
  • Mrs Fizz Thompson
  • Professor Tom Quinn

Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Dr Helen Simpson

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

  • Dr Quen Mok
  • Dr Julian Sandell

Royal College of Physicians

  • Dr Helen Booth
  • Dr Tom Evans
  • Dr Liam Penny
  • Dr Howard Swanton
  • Dr David Smith

Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Professor Richard Williams

Staff Side Ambulance Council

  • Mr Sam Oestreicher

Guideline Development Group Members[edit]

  • Dr Simon Brown - Chairman
  • Professor Matthew Cooke - Project Director
  • Dr Joanne Fisher - Senior Research Fellow
  • Mr Stephen Hines - Paramedic Project Advisor
  • Mr Mike Smyth - Paramedic Project Advisor

The guideline development group relies upon the unpaid work of numerous clinicians to complete the systematic reviews to support the guidelines.[5]



  1. ^ JRCALC
  2. ^ "Updated position paper following JRCALC recommendations on paramedic intubation" (PDF). College of Paramedics. 2008-09-22. 
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  6. ^ JRCALC Guidelines History

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