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Workforce planning for Intensive Care Medicine has become a high priority for the Faculty. As ICM grows as a specialty it is important that accurate workforce data is available so that the specialty can plan for future, in terms of training need, service requirements and considering how the specialty might look with different models of delivery.
There are estimated (based on census and membership statistics) to be circa 2300 ICM consultants across the UK. As the majority of ICM consultants also practise in a second specialty, this is likely to translate to circa <1150 Whole Time Equivalent ICM consultants.