The Board

Dr Carl Waldmann

(Dean)

Biography: 

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)

Biography: 

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 Daniele Bryden

Daniele Bryden

(FICM Board Member)

Biography: 

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 Jeremy Cordingley

(FICM Board Member)

Biography: 

Jeremy Cordingley qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1986. He trained in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in London and was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London in 2000. In 2016, he moved to Perioperative Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, where he is lead for critical care. His main clinical interests are cardiothoracic critical care and extracorporeal cardiovascular and respiratory support.

He is a current FFICM examiner and lead for the OSCE examination. He serves on the FICM Equivalence Committee providing advice to the GMC on applications for recognition of specialist training. He is a member of the NHSE Adult Critical Care Clinical Reference Group and was Chair of the North West London Critical Care Network (2014-16).

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Dr Jonathan Goodall

(FICM Board Member)

Biography: 

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

Dr Peter Macnaughton

Peter Macnaughton

(FICM Board Member)

Biography: 

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, his passion is for long distance triathlons 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

Professor Gary Mills

(FICM Board Member)

Biography: 

Gary has always been an enthusiastic intensivist; from his days on the original national Trainee Committee, as a Regional Advisor for 11 years and when setting up the first training scheme in his region.

He passed the UKDICM as an established Consultant and is now the Lead Examiner for the SOE section of the FFICM. He is a full time Consultant in ICM/Anaesthesia, with an Honorary Chair at Sheffield University in Critical Care Medicine. In this role, he has designed and led or acted as UK lead, for six international research studies and actively supports the role of trainees and RAFT to produce the best evidenced-based medicine for patient care. His research interests are in respiratory aspects of intensive care and perioperative medicine, especially in older people. He is a member of the National Specialty Group for Critical Care Medicine, working to further research nationally and in his region of Yorkshire and Humber.

Gary sits on FICM’s Professional Affairs and Standards Committee and is Chair of the FICM’s ACCEA Nominations Committee. He also represents the Board on the Academy of Royal Colleges and Patient Records Standards Body’s Steering Group on technology.

Intensive Care Medicine needs to be a balanced and above all a sustainable and satisfying career with the right balance of work, if it is to succeed and recruit effectively in the future. ICM needs the right resources, staffing and training for intensivists to be recognised experts in their field, so they can make the right decisions for patients and lead their care in an inspirational and effective way. It is my aim to help achieve these objectives.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Dr Jack Parry-Jones

(FICM Board member)

Biography: 

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 specialty.

Register of Interests: 

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

Dr Chris Thorpe

Chris Thorpe

(FICM Board Member)

Biography: 

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

Professor Julia Wendon

(FICM Board member)

Biography: 

Jules is an intensive care consultant, being appointed back in 1992 and with a background in Hepatology and hence a specific interest in all aspects of liver failure. She has extensive clinical and managerial experience in critical care, but her main passion remains clinical translational research; with bedside experience driving research hypothesis and associated studies.  

Register of Interests: 
  • Medical advisory Board Pulsion and Excelenz (non -renumerated) 
  • Liver Failure, prognostication and liver support 
  • Immune dysfunction in liver failure (Supported through Grants from various Charities, no industrial sponsorship)

Dr Bob Winter

Bob Winter

(FICM Board Member)

Biography: 

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 Andrew Ratcliffe

(FICM Trainee Representative)

Biography: 

I am currently based in West Yorkshire as a stage 2 dual ICM/Anaesthetic trainee and completed my undergraduate training at the University of Leeds.  I took time out of training to work with the South Australian retrieval service. This involved initiating critical care in remote parts of the country before transferring patients back to the tertiary centres in Adelaide. I have since developed on-going interests in remote site anaesthesia and critical care.

I am passionate about the future of our specialty and improving the quality of training. During my tenure I also hope to explore new ways of providing greater access to training opportunities; with the aim of enabling trainees, whose work and other commitments limit long distance travel to still benefit from the wealth of knowledge made available to us through national courses and teaching programmes.

Please do not hesitate to contact me about any issues you wish to highlight and be addressed by the Board.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Dr Richard Benson

(FICM Deputy Trainee Representative)

Biography: 

I am a dual ICM and Anaesthesia trainee based in the North West of England.

I graduated from Edinburgh University and following the completion of my Core Anaesthetics, I took time out of training working in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and air retrieval in the South Island, New Zealand.  I am currently a stage 2 trainee at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust.  I have an interest in Neuro-Intensive Care and the use of simulation in training.

I am passionate about trainee welfare and have had experience of working with my local STC as a trainee representative to bring about positive change.  

Outside medicine, I enjoy time with my wife and two children and I am a keen competitor in long distance triathlons having recently completed my first ironman distance event.

I am very much looking forward to working with the board to further improve both the training experience and opportunities for trainees nationally.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Dr Anna Batchelor

(Co-optee, GIRFT Chair)

Biography: 

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)

Biography: 

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

Mr Andrew Brown

(Co-optee, Lay Representative)

Biography: 

Andrew has had an eclectic career since qualifying as a Nurse, successfully undertaking further study to become a Lecturer / Clinical Teacher in Nursing, via clinical posts in operating theatres as a Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse and a Senior Nurse Manager. With two periods outside of the NHS, he held senior management roles at a Health Insurer and subsequently in Health Policy, within the Pharmaceutical Industry. Returning to the NHS, Andrew spent time in Operational Management posts in acute care, including management of Anaesthetics and Operating Theatres, also commissioning of services whilst working in Primary Care. Completing a MSc in Public Sector Management at Nottingham Business School during this period. Andrew’s management experience includes working within the Department of Health on service redesign and improvement projects, including the Operating Theatre and Day Surgery Project and with the Reducing Health Care Acquired Infections Team.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests 

Dr Sarah Clarke

(Co-optee, RA Chair)

Biography: 

Following Medical School in Birmingham, Sarah trained in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine in the Midlands and East Anglia. She then worked as a Consultant in New Zealand before taking up her Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Consultant post with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2002, with interests in Hepato-Biliary Anaesthesia and nutrition. Following Faculty Tutor, RA for the North West & Deputy Lead RA roles, she is now Lead RA: trainee & trainer education and support is her passion. She also sits on the Curriculum Re-write Group, FICMTAQ, CESR Equivalence Committee, and is an FFICM examiner. She recently contributed to the Critical Foundations document, a framework for Foundation Doctors in Intensive Care Medicine. Research interests include several expeditions to high altitude to study the physiology of hypoxia.

To address the work/life balance she is a wife, mother to 3, netball & rugby fan, enjoys cycling, running and the outdoors in general.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests.

Dr Jane Eddleston

Jane Eddleston

(Co-optee, DH Representative)

Biography: 

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)

Biography: 

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). 

Dr Tom Gallacher

(Co-optee, Chair: FICM Training, Assessment and Quality Committee)

Biography: 

I qualified from Glasgow University in 1987 and have been a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine since 2000. I was a Faculty Tutor before becoming the Training Programme Director (TPD) for Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) in the West Midlands as well as the TPD for the Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) programme. I spent time as the Postgraduate Clinical Tutor at Queen Elizabeth Hospitals in Birmingham where I am now Head of Postgraduate Medical Education.

I chaired the Recruitment Sub-Committee at the Faculty overseeing the introduction of recruitment to our new specialty including the introduction of dual programmes. I now chair the Training, Assessment and Quality Committee which has responsibility for introducing our new curriculum as well as all other matters relating to training. I am the Medical Secretary responsible for approving Certificate of Completion of Training applications as well as issues relating to a trainee’s training programme.

I currently represent the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) at Advisory Appointments Committees and am a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Assessor for the RCoA. I represent the Faculty at joint meetings with the General Medical Council, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Health Education England, Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests

Lt Col Andrew Johnston

(Co-optee, Defence Medical Services)

Biography: 

Lt Col Andrew McDonald Johnston (MBChB DMCC FRCP FFICM RAMC) is Defence Consultant Advisor in Intensive Care Medicine, responsible for advice to the Defence Medical Services on all aspects of the provision of Intensive Care. He works at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where he has been a Consultant since 2010. He graduated from the University of Dundee in 1993 and trained in General Medicine in Scotland and the North of England before undertaking Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine training in the West Midlands.  

Lt Col Johnston joined the Army reserve in 1987 and received his commission into the Royal Army Medical Corps whilst he was a medical student, serving with 225 Field Ambulance in Dundee and 205 Field Hospital in Aberdeen, subsequently transferring into the Regular Army in 2000. He has deployed on Operational tours of the Balkans and Afghanistan as well as providing clinical care for patients infected with Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone during the 2014-5 outbreak.  Alongside his expert civilian colleagues at QEHB he has cared for large numbers of severely injured combat trauma casualties from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

His interests include care of patients with complex injuries caused by warfare and terrorism, as well as clinical preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear warfare agents.  

He has published multiple book chapters and numerous papers on clinical aspects of military medicine and critical care.  

He divides his time between trauma, general critical care, and cardiac critical care and also continues to practice internal medicine.

He is a keen cyclist and indifferent runner. 

Register of Interests: 

No competing interests.

Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam

(Co-optee, President of the ICS)

Biography: 

To follow

Register of Interests: 

TBC

Dr Elizabeth Wilson

(Co-optee, President of the SICS)

Biography: 

I have been a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh since 2004. My career path has been far from traditional. Brought up in N. Ireland, I went on to obtain an Hons. degree in Medical Biology from St. Andrews University and completed my clinical studies in Glasgow. I spent six years in surgical training, both general and cardiothoracic before training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, predominantly in the West of Scotland but also Western Australia. I have had a strong interest in training since my days as a trainee representative on the then, Intercollegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine.

I remain actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training, through roles which include FFICM examiner, former Lead Regional Advisor for ICM training in Scotland and now in my position as President of the Scottish Intensive Care Society, I intend to further promote training in our specialty. My other interest areas include critical care follow up, rehabilitation and delirium.

Register of Interests: 
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
  • 2012-2016 Lead Regional Advisor for ICM Training in Scotland
  • Examiner for IMRCS OSCE and MCQ Paper Panel, Royal College of Surgeons
  • Delirium SIGN guideline