FICM10 Essay Prize - Tim Evans Award

To coincide with FICM10 the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine wishes to recognise the contribution made to ICM as a specialty by the first Vice Dean, Professor Tim Evans.

Tim was a highly able and respected clinician who frequently sought and openly valued the opinions of others. The Faculty wishes to reflect this in the form of an essay competition.

Contributions are requested along 4 themes that recognise Tim’s interests and his views on the invaluable contributions made by all members of the ICM team to patient care.

The winner of each theme will receive a £100 cash prize and certificate from the Faculty with the overall winning essay receiving the “Tim Evans Award”.

Theme 1
How do we put the patient and their relatives at the focus of everything we do whilst looking after our staff?

Theme 2
What contributions can new workforce groups make to patient care in the future?

Theme 3
How would you argue for a post in intensive care medicine being an essential component of every Foundation rotation in the UK?

Theme 4
What should a future critical care service be doing to provide a safe, sustainable service to patients?

Entries will be accepted in any category from applicants of any background.


Deadline for submissions is 17th September 2020

Submissions to be made to

The suggested length is 800-1200 words

Competition winning essays will be published fully on FICM website and an extract in Critical Eye. There is a downloadable poster below.