@FICMNews currently has over 7000 followers and regularly uses Twitter to update our members and the general public about our various workstreams and ICM news. However, Twitter isn't just for updates and over the course of 2020 we're introducing some new themes:
#FICM10 - For all FICM10 related project and events, such as...
The FICM 'Did You Know' series - Filled with FICM facts and figures.
Look out for the light bulb on your Twitter feed to see more FICM Did You Know facts
#ICMand - You may have seen our #DiscoverICM series that focuses on what those working in critical care love about their jobs. ICMand is going to highlight the lives and hobbies of the workforce outside of the ICU. It's important to celebrate what you do to relax for some work/life balance. We want to paint a bigger picture of the workforce and we’d like to build up a bit of a bank before we start releasing this new series. So what is your 'and?' Perhaps you're a keen kite-surfer or photographer, maybe you reckon you make the best brownies or craft beer in the UK? We'd like to celebrate this!
If you'd like to be part of #ICMand here's how...
Email the Faculty email@example.com with:
- A colour picture of a smiley selfie
- A picture of you taking part in your hobby or a picture of something you’ve made from your hobby
- A sentence about why you enjoy this hobby/why it’s important to you. It doesn’t need to be particularly complicated. E.g ‘I love singing in my local choir, it’s uplifting and fun’ but of course this can be longer if you like.
A series of 10 collaborative statements with our partners will be released over the next 10 months.
The first Critical Aim: Accessible, high quality education for the critical care community, has been released.
The second 'Critical Aims: Conflict resolution', has been released.
See the third Critical Aim here: 'Enhanced Care: Bridging the gap between the ward and critical care to ensure patients receive the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time and by the right people'.
The essay competition will open soon, and will include the Professor Tim Evans Award, to recognise the contribution made to ICM as a specialty by the first Vice Dean. There will be a cash prize for each winner and the overall winner will receive the Tim Evans Award. Deadline for submissions is 17th September. Please send your submission (800-1200 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please click here.
ICM Trainer Award
The Trainer Recognition Award was launched last year. We asked trainees to nominate an ICM trainer who had contributed to their training and/or trainee welfare. We received 20 nominations and we want to congratulate all of those nominated for your hard work.
Dr Andrew Campbell from Wrexham Maelor Hospital is our worthy winner. Congratulations Dr Campbell!
Events in 2020
All events from April-July 2020 are either cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Please check out the Events page for more detailed information.
Recycling: A New Look
Along with our new logo and rebranding, we've also revamped our merch! Recyclable pens and notebooks made from recycled paper. You'll see these at our events and courses!