Welcome to the JRCALC website
JRCALC stands for the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee which first met in April 1989 at The Royal College of Physicians in London. Its role is to provide robust clinical speciality advice to ambulance services. It is the production of its regularly updated UK Ambulance Service Clinical Practice Guidelines for which JRCALC is most well-known. JRCALC is and always has been a busy focus for clinical matters of ambulance relevance from a wide variety of sources. Working closely alongside the Directors of Clinical Care of all UK ambulance services, local Ambulance Paramedic Steering Committees, the British Paramedic Association and other interested groups it effectively fulfils the liaison role of its title.
The main Committee now has over forty representatives nominated by their respective specialties/Colleges, and observers drawn from a wide spread of medical and associated professions. It meets three times a year at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London and participates in an annual conference in the Autumn. The Guidelines are produced by the JRCALC Guideline Development Group (JRCALC-GDG) hosted by the University of Warwick and comprises over 100 members representing all ambulance services in the UK ; members also include representatives from the Royal Colleges, speciality experts and stakeholders.
The JRCALC administrative base is located at the East Midlands Ambulance Service HQ in Nottingham, though imminent relocation to the Faculty of Prehospital Care in Edinburgh is currently in the planning stage.