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 2200 ICM consultants across the UK.  As the majority of ICM consultants also practise in a second specialty, this is likely to translate to circa <1100 Whole Time Equivalent ICM consultants.

The 2017 FICM Workforce Census was launched on 12 March and will remain open unitl the 15th of May 2018.

If you or any ICM Consultants colleagues have not received your unique URL, please contact the Faculty at




Click here to find out more about past and present censuses



Click here for information on the CfWI report and HEE's Calls for Evidence