Editorial Volume 1 Issue 1
As you can see, the title of the Journal has changed and this is intended to emphasize its educational direction. It will continue to commission articles covering general medical topics with a particular emphasis on the management of acute medical emergencies, aiming to reflect the challenges that face those physicians responsible for supporting the acute medical intake. The CME component will continue,so helping to facilitate the accumulation of CPD points in General Medicine.
As always we welcome submissions for publication and these can take the form of original research in areas of relevance to Acute Medicine or case-reports. We will continue to commission review articles as otherwise it proves impossible to maintain the cycle and the combination of articles we have planned.
I am particularly enthused by the combination of topics covered in this Edition and I do hope that you enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed my editing duties. Profound thanks as always to those who have so kindly contributed;we do appreciate the extra commitment, especially in these days of inexorably heavier work-load for clinicians.
This is my last Journal as Editor and I must extend my gratitude to those who have written articles over the past four years, to the member of the Editorial Board and of course to the Staff at RILA who have self lessly supported the Editor’s task. Unfailingly efficient they have been a complete pleasure to work with and very under tanding of the occasional memory lapse of this particular Editor!
Chris Roseveare, Consultant in Acute Medicine in Southampton, takes over and the new editorial board will be announced in the next issue. Chris has some brilliant ideas and will lead this Journal to renewed success I am sure. I wish him the best of luck.
Reference: Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages 26 - 27 (2002)