The Board

Dr Carl Waldmann



Carl Waldmann has been a Consultant in ICM and Anaesthesia at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading since joining as Director of ICU in 1986. Apart from his interests in the management of Head Injured patients in a DGH, the procurement and implementation of a Clinical Information System in ICU, his passion has been setting up and running an ICU follow-up clinic in Reading. From May 2007 to May 2009 he was President of the ICS, editor of Care of the Critically Ill and until 2004 the editor of JICS. Carl was also was Chair of the section of Technology Assessment and Health Informatics [TAHI] of the ESICM until 2008. He is a member of the PACT editorial board and editor of the Oxford Desk Reference Law and Ethics in Intensive Care textbook. Carl also has an interest in pre-hospital care and is club doctor for Leyton Orient FC.

Register of Interests: 
  • Obstetric Critical Care on Maternity Critical Steering group OAA, AAGBI, ICS RCOG.
  • Treasurer of the ESICM (European Society of Intensive Care medicine)
  • Paediatric Critical Care in DGH setting, on PICS Council as co-opted member
  • Editorial activity with JICS
  • ICU Follow up and rehabilitation
  • Health Informatics in Critical Care
  • Sedation in Critical Care
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Head Injury management in a DGH ICU setting
  • Regionalisation

Dr Alison Pittard

Alison Pittard

(Vice Dean)


Qualified in Leeds in 1988, became Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in 1997 and was awarded an MD in 1998. I am passionate about education and training, starting off as ICM Tutor, then RA for West Yorkshire and was elected as the lead RA in ICM in 2008. During this time I have represented Tutors and Regional Advisors at the IBTICM and continue to do so as a member of the FICM Board. I took up the post of Associate Postgraduate Dean in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery in 2009. Currently I am an examiner for the RCoA and the FICM and am involved in implementation of the new curriculum and development of the FFICM exam. 

Register of Interests: 

No competing Interests

Dr Andrew Ball

(FICM Board Member)


Andrew Ball trained at the University of Southampton and completed his ICU training in Wessex. He was appointed as consultant in critical care and anaesthesia at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester in 1997. He also spent a year working at the University of Michigan as a consultant paediatric anaesthetist and continues to provide lead role for paediatrics in critical care and anaesthesia in Dorchester.

As a consultant he has acted as clinical lead in critical care since appointment and obtained training recognition for the unit. He has acts as network lead and has just stood down as FICM tutor.

Dorset County is a rurally isolated DGH with trauma unit status and a helipad.

He has a strong commitment to the continued survival of the DGH and has spent much of his time promoting the safe high quality work that can be achieved in addition to the useful training experience available.


Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Dr Daniele Bryden

Daniele Bryden

(FICM Board member)


Danny qualified from the University of Manchester and trained in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia in the North West and Mersey Deaneries and was the Intensive Care Society Travelling Fellow visiting US surgical centres of excellence in 1998. She has been a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield since 200, and is the Regional Advisor in ICM for South Yorkshire. Having obtained a qualifying law degree previously, she gained a Masters in Medical Law in 2008, and this supports her main interests of educational assessment and medical professionalism particularly in relation to team working and decision making in patient care. She has written a number of book chapters and review articles on aspects of medical law for medical and legal textbooks, and teaches sessions for Sheffield Medical School undergraduates on professional and legal practice, as well as having been a contributor to the 3rd year medical law course as part of the Sheffield University LLB degree. She is on the editorial board of the BJA CEACCP journal helping to commission articles on professional issues relevant to anaesthetic practice, works in an associate capacity as a pfessional assessor for the GMC and is a clinical assessor for NCAS.

Register of Interests: 
  • No paid links with industry or other groups
  • GMC Associate
  • Research interests are professionalism, and clinical decision making particularly for the frail and elderly.
  • Editorial Board Member BJA Education
  • Other professional roles within medical education and health technology assessment.

Dr John Butler

John Butler

(FICM Board Member)


John Butler is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed as a consultant in 2003. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1992 (BMedSci (Hons), BM,BS). He trained in the North West region in both Emergency Medicine and Critical Care and was elected to both FCEM in 2002 and FFICM in 2011. He is a member of EPIC (Emergency Physicians in Intensive Care). He has an interest in medical education, resuscitation, pre-hospital care and research interests in the management of the acutely unwell patient and the use of biomarkers of sepsis.

Register of Interests: 
  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Medicine. Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Member of the Emergency Physicians in Intensive Care  (EPIC) 2007-
  • Member of UK Sepsis Group.
  • Interests:  Resuscitation of critically ill patients.
  • Management of Sepsis
  • Education, Training and Research in Emergency Medicine & Critical Care.
  • No competing interests.

Dr Jonathan Goodall

(FICM Board Member)


Having qualified from Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1986, Jonathan Goodall has been consultant in ICM and Anaesthesia at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust since 1995. Alongside clinical medicine his major interests have always been teaching and training. Currently the RA in ICM at the NW Deanery, Jonathan has been instrumental in the introduction of both ICM and ACCS training programmes.

Jonathan sits on the FICM Training and Assessment Committee, the Quality, Recruitment and Careers Sub-committee and was involved with writing the ICM curriculum. He has recently taken on the role of Careers lead for the Faculty. He chairs the Intercollegiate ACCS Training Committee, having previously served as a member of this group for a number of years.

Over the past few years Jonathan has developed an increasing interest in medical careers and in providing career guidance to trainees. He recently completed a Masters in ‘Managing Medical Careers’ at Brighton University: his dissertation ‘ICM: New Era, New Careers New Guidance’ examined the motivation of doctors choosing to train in the specialty.

Register of Interests: 
  • Chair, Intercollegiate Committee for  ACCS Training

  • Member, Academy Foundation Programme Committee, AoMRC

  • General and Neuro Intensive Care Medicine

  • Medical Careers and Career Guidance

Professor Mike Grocott

Mike Grocott

(FICM Board Member)


Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton (UoS) where he leads the Centre for Human Integrative Physiology.  He is a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) where he leads the critical care research area of the UHS-UoS NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit.  

Mike trained in London at St George’s Hospital Medical School and UCL. He completed an MD within the UCL Centre for Anaesthesia and established the UCL Centre of Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE) and the UCLH/UCL Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe). In 2007 he led the Caudwell Xtreme Everest medical research expedition and summited Everest.

Mike now leads the Xtreme-Everest Oxygen Research Consortium and the Fit-4-Surgery Group.  He is the founding director of the NIAA Health Services Research Centre and chairs the HQIP funded National Emergency Laparotomy Audit.  He is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the BioMedCentral journal Extreme Physiology and Medicine.  His research interests include human responses to hypoxia, measuring and improving outcome following surgery, acute lung injury, and fluid therapy.

He has been awarded the Featherstone Award (2013) and the Pinkerton Medal (2008) of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland and the Silver Medal of the Danish Surgical Society (2005).

Register of Interests: 

No competing Interests

Dr Peter Macnaughton

Peter Macnaughton

(Chair: FICM Professional Standards Committee)


Dr Peter Macnaughton has been a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth since 1995. He qualified from Westminster Medical School, in 1982. He completed an MD at the National Heart and Lung Institute in 1991 and continues to have an academic interest in applied respiratory physiology and ventilatory support.

He was Clinical Director for the critical care service in Plymouth from 1995 until 2013.  He is the Patient Safety Lead for his Trust, an examiner for the FFICM and a past member of the ICS council. He is an editorial board member of CEACCP.

Outside of intensive care, my passion is for long distance triathlon having successfully completed 15 Iron Man races.

Register of Interests: 
  • No competing interests.
  • General and neuro-intensive care medicine
  • Patient safety and learning from adverse incidents
  • Point of care ultrasound including focused echo and lung ultrasound
  • Use of simulation in training
  • Vascular access

Dr Jack Parry-Jones

(FICM Board member)


I have a background in Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and was a London undergraduate and then trained predominantly in London and Bristol. I worked initially as an Intensive Care and Anaesthesia consultant at the University College London Hospital for a year before taking up a consultant intensivist post in Cardiff for 4 years, where I had experience as a resident consultant, before moving to the Royal Gwent Hospital as a consultant intensivist in 2009.

I was appointed Lead Clinician for the South East Wales Critical Care Network from in 2010-2013. I subsequently became the Lead Clinician for Critical Care in the Royal Gwent Hospital and then the cross site Lead Clinician for Critical Care for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

I have an interest in education and was an examiner for the EDIC from 2004 - 2012, and an examiner for DICM from 2009. I have been examining for the FICM exam since it started. I have been involved in organising various critical care exam revision courses including the National Intensive Care Exam Revision Course (NICERC) and the Introductory Course in Intensive Care Medicine (IICM). The NICERC course was subsequently taken on by the Intensive Care Society.

I have sat on the Workforce Advisory Group for the Faculty and have been involved with the workforce census and then particularly the regional in-depth workforce workshops with the inaugural meeting being in Wales. I believe that all efforts should be made to try and encourage medical students and junior doctors to come to our speciality for vital experience. We can educate the wider medical workforce to be better doctors. We also need to make every effort to retain those already doing critical care by improving work:life balance with better flexible job planning over career pathways. This is a fundamental issue for the growth and independence of critical care medicine as a speciality.

Register of Interests: 

Paid to chair meetings on the use of Procalcitonin as a biomarker in bacterial sepsis by ThermoFisher (Brahms U.K.)

Dr Jamie Plumb

(FICM Trainee Representative Elect)


Jamie graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2006. He has since trained via the ACCS route in the East Midlands, New Zealand, Cornwall and now Wessex where he holds NTNs in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine and an NIHR ACF post. Jamie has an interest in simulation training having undertaken a fellowship in 2012 at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which focused on ‘in situ simulation’.  Jamie moved to Wessex to work under Prof Mike Grocott in 2013 within the critical care research group and is currently out of programme undertaking some research but also developing peri-operative medicine locally.

Outside of intensive care Jamie enjoys spending time with his young family and racing his bike.

Register of Interests: 
  • No competing interests
  • FICM trainee representative (elect)
  • Simulation outside of the simulator
  • Trainee representative for ICM- Wessex strategic training committee
  • Research interests: Integrative physiology, oxygen transport and total haemoglobin mass, peri-operative anaemia.
  • Cycling (in all forms!)

Dr Andrew Rhodes

Andrew Rhodes

(FICM Board Member)


Andrew Rhodes trained in Medicine at the University of London qualifying in 1990. He underwent specialist training in anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and became a consultant at St George’s Hospital, London in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Anaesthesia and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of the UK. He is currently the Clinical Director of Critical Care at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust. Andrew has held leadership roles at both a national and an international level. He is a current Council member of the UK Intensive Care Society and is the Chair of the Education
and Training Committee. In addition he is a past chair of the Cardiovascular Dynamics Section, the Congress Committee and the Division of Scientific Affairs for the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). He is the immediate past president of the ESICM. He is also a member of the European Board of Intensive Care Medicine that is the statutory body for Intensive Care Medicine in the Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) in Europe. He has been the Honorary Secretary of the Board for the last three years. He has research interests in the fields of surgery, sepsis, haemodynamics and outcomes related to Intensive care Medicine. He is widely published in these areas and is regularly invited to lecture on these subjects all around the World. he is Chair of the FICM Workforce Advisory group.

Register of Interests: 
  • Divisional chair, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Member of adult critical care CRG, NHSE
  • Director of Critical Care Ltd
  • Co-chair of Surviving Sepsis Campaign
  • Member of Senate, ESICM
  • Secretary of Life Priority Foundation

Dr Chris Thorpe

Chris Thorpe

(FICM Board Member)


Chris Thorpe was brought up in Swansea and qualified from Kings College London in 1985. He trained mainly in London, Bristol and Edinburgh but also worked in Moshi, Tanzania; Christchurch, New Zealand and as an expedition doctor in Arctic Norway during an age where training was more flexible.  He returned to Wales in 1997 to take up a post as a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Bangor, Gwynedd.

He has been actively involved in ICM training throughout his career, starting as an ICM tutor in 1997, followed by Regional Advisor and Training Programme Director for Wales. He led the setup of the ACCS scheme for Wales and continued to run the scheme until recently. He has played an active part in the Welsh Intensive Care Society council over many years and has represented ICM on a number of Welsh committees, including working for the Welsh Assembly on workforce issues. He is currently an examiner for the FFICM and is on the FICM Quality, Recruitment and Careers Sub-committee: he has recently taken on the role of Quality lead for the Faculty.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Dr Bob Winter

Bob Winter

(FICM Board Member)


Bob Winter is a past President of the Intensive Care Society and a Consultant in Intensive Care in Nottingham. He is also Medical Lead for the Mid-Trent Critical Care Network and Chair of the Medical Leads Forum. He has recently been appointed National Clinical Director for Critical Care and Emergency Preparedness.

Register of Interests: 
  • Consultant in Intensive Care, The Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
  • Medical Lead, Mid-Trent Critical Care Network
  • National Clinical Director for Critical Care & Emergency Preparedness
  • No competing interests

Dr Anna Batchelor

(Co-optee, CCLF Chair)


I am an anaesthetist and intensivist in Newcastle spending 50% of my time in each.  My anaesthetic interests include patients for endocrine, gastro-intestinal and burns and reconstructive surgery.  I am a Past President of the ICS and  past Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.  I led the production of the new curriculum for ICM and the ICM component of the anaesthesia curriculum.  I led the production of the DH framework for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners and the FICM curriculum for ACCPs.

Register of Interests: 
  • Intensive Care Society Council Member 2000–2008, President 2005-2007, Past President 2007–2008.
  • Previously accepted sponsorship to attend meetings from Eli Lily, Bayer.
  • Occasional paid lectures none in last year.
  • No investments in medically related companies.

Ms Carole Boulanger

Carol Boulanger

(Co-optee, Advanced Critical Care Practitioner)


Carole is a Consultant Nurse / ACCP from the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. Care has been involved in the development of the ACCP role since it’s’ pilot for the New Ways of Working in Critical Care. Alongside practising as an ACCP in her ICU Carole has been involved in developing the role nationally via the National Framework for Advanced Critical Care practitioners, the RCoA via the Allied profession related to anaesthesia and now working with FICM to develop the core curriculum and syllabus for CCT for ACCPs. Carole is elected chair of the National Association of Advanced Critical Care Practitioners [NaACCP].

Register of Interests: 
  • Consultant Advanced Critical  Care Practitioner
  • Development, regulation and registration of ACCPs as part of intensive care workforce.
  • Role of Advanced Critical Care practitioner in clinical practice.
  • Honorary research  fellow to University of Plymouth
  • Elected UK nursing representative to ESICM
  • Elected member of the South West Clinical Senate

Dr Gary Masterson

(Co-optee, President of the ICS)


Dr Gary Masterson is the Medical Lead for the Cheshire and Mersey Critical Care Network, he was appointed to this role in 2006. Gary is particularly interested in the development of critical care networks and believes them to be one of the most important developments in critical care in recent years.

During his time as co-chair of the FICM/ICS Joint Standards Committee Gary was responsible for the publication of GPICS, a document he considers a great start to defining exactly what critical care is as a specialty.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Dr Jane Eddleston

Jane Eddleston

(Co-optee, DH Representative)


Jane Eddleston is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine in Manchester Royal Infirmary, Clinical Director of Critical Care and Head of Division. She is also the Clinical Lead for the Greater Manchester Critical Care Network and was the Department of Health Advisor for Critical Care from 2005 till March 2011. She has extensive Clinical and Managerial experience in Critical Care and Acute Care. 

Register of Interests: 
  • No paid relationships with industry
  • Clinical Head of Division (Clinical & Scientific Services) Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2006 to date.
  • Clinical Lead for Greater Manchester Critical Care Network 2000 to date
  • Clinical Lead for Clinical Governance for Greater Manchester Major Trauma System
  • Interests:
    • Recognition of deteriorating health on wards.  Clinical Lead for NICE 50;  Development of Patientrack system.
    • Rehabilitation following Critical illness; member of NICE 83 Clinical panel.
    • Holder of NIHR grant “REMAIC”
    • Obstetric Critical Care member of Steering group for Maternity Critical Care

Dr Peter-Marc Fortune

(Co-optee, President of the PICS)


Peter-Marc initially trained and worked as an engineer. He returned to university to study medicine at 26. Following qualification he pursued a career path that rapidly focused on paediatric intensive care. He undertook his specialist training at Great Ormond Street & the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and secured his first consultant position with the newly formed Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) in London.  Peter-Marc joined the consultant team at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2002. He was Clinical Director of Critical Care from 2005-2012 and has been Associate Clinical Head of the Hospital subsequently.

He has interests in patient safety, resuscitation, ethics and medical education. He is currently President of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society, Chair of the Making it Safer Together (MiST) children’s patient safety collaborative, a member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive Committee, member of the ReSPECT process working group and chair of the NAPSTaR and Human Factors working groups of the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG). 

Register of Interests: 
  • President of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society
  • Chair of the Making it Safer Together (MiST) children’s patient safety collaborative
  • Member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive Committee Member of the ReSPECT process working group
  • Chair of the NAPSTaR and Human Factors working groups of the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG). 

Col Jeremy Henning L/RAMC

Jeremy Henning

(Co-optee, Defence Medical Services)

Jeremy Henning read medicine at the University of Wales, graduating in 1991. During this time he joined the Army and he is still a serving officer. He did his general duties in Germany, after which he returned to the UK to do his specialist training in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, in both Wessex and the South West of England. He now carries out his clinical duties at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. His military duties include advising  the Director General Army Medical Services and the Defence Consultant Advisor in Anaesthesia on matters to do with Intensive Care Medicine, and he is also Defence Senior Lecturer in Critical Care. He is the veteran of over 10 operational tours in 5 different theatres.

 He is interested in all aspects of trauma care, from pre-hospital (he has been the medical director of an Air Ambulance service) both on operations and civilian, through resuscitation to Intensive Care and Rehabilitation. His core research interest is investigating hypovolaemia using human volunteers.  He is also interested in Military Medical Bioethics and the metabolic consequences of massive transfusions.

Register of Interests: 

No paid employment outside the army

Mr John Hitchman

(Co-optee, Lay Representative)


John is a retired Chartered Architect from Co. Durham and was principal of an architectural practice for thirty years. He has served as a non-executive director of the leading college for retraining the disabled for twenty years.  He is currently on the boards of local charities and statutory bodies.

As a member of the RCoA Lay Committee, lay lead for ACSA and one of the co-authors of Nap5, John has had the opportunity to contribute a patient perspective to many of the College's initiatives directed at achieving the highest quality of patient care and comfort. 

Register of Interests: 

Lay peer reviewer for the APAGBI

Lay member of NICE Diagnostic Advisory Panel

Dr Martin Hughes

Martin Hughes

(Co-optee, President of the SICS)


Qualifications: M.B.,Ch.B., B.Sc., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.A., F.F.I.C.M.

Dr Hughes was appointed as a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in 2002.

He has special interests in ventilation and respiratory disease (Editor of Advanced Respiratory Critical Care, Oxford University Press, 2011), critical thinking and diagnostic error, coma as well as education and training.

He is clinical director for Critical Care in North Sector Glasgow, leading a unit which has won national awards for its quality improvement work and its follow up clinic.

He has been closely involved with the Scottish Intensive Care Society since he was a trainee. He is immediate past chair of the Education and Training Group and is now President of the Society.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests