FICM StR Sub-Committee - 5 new members appointed

Published 10/04/2024

We are delighted to announce that 5 new members have been appointed to the Specialty Registrar Sub-Committee. 

The new representatives are as follows:

  • Single ICM StR Representative - Dr Alexander Maidwell-Smith, ICM ST4, Severn
  • Dual ICM and Anaesthesia StR Representative - Dr Stuart Edwardson, ST7 Anaesthetics and ICM, South East Scotland
  • Triple ICM and Medicine StR Representative - Dr Giada Azzopardi, ST6 ICM, Renal & GIM, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ICM), London
  • Academic ICM StR Representative - Dr Luke Flower, ICM ST5 & Clinical Research Fellow, London
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion StR Representative - Dr Mayur Murali, ST6 Dual ICM and Anaesthetics, London

They start their 2 years terms with us on 01 June 2024 and attend their first StR Sub-Committee meeting on Thursday 06 June 2024 at the RCoA. 

We would like to thank everyone who applied and look forward to meeting and working with the new members in June.

Special thanks must also go to the outgoing representatives of the committee who demit at the end of May 2024. They were the founding members of the group and we greatly appreciate the time, effort, and dedication they demonstrated in fulfilling their roles throughout their terms of office.

The outgoing members of the StR Sub-Committee are: 

  • Dr Sofia Hanger, Triple ICM and Medicine StR Representative
  • Dr Tae Lee, Dual ICM and Anaesthesia StR Representative
  • Dr Helen McKenna, LTFT and Academic StR Representative
  • Dr Gareth Thomas, Single ICM StR Representative


Further details

The Sub-Committee represents the interests and views of ICM Specialty Registrars (StRs) throughout their training and reports into the Faculty’s Training, Assessment and Quality Committee.

The aims and objectives for the Sub-Committee are as follows:

  • Forum for discussion and representation of views through StR reps on Board and raising any problems and solutions via the Training, Assessment and Quality Committee
  • Produce and source materials for Trainee Eye, seek ways to develop the publication further
  • Collaborate with external stakeholder groups
  • Identify ways to improve the training experience and ICM StR wellbeing
  • Liaise with the wider StR network
  • Respond to requests from the Dean, Board, standing Committees and any other sub-committees or working parties for representation, comment or opinion from ICM StRs in training
  • Assist in the production of educational resources for ICM training.

Terms of Office: The term of office for members is two years in the first instance.

Person Specification:

  • Essential: Be a Trainee Member in good standing with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine in active practice at ST3 or higher in an ICM CCT programme (single/dual/triple/joint).
  • Essential: Have a least 6 months of training still to complete upon taking up position on the Sub-Committee
  • Desirable: Experience of training representation or relevant projects undertaken locally or nationally.

Selection Procedures:

Applicants will be selected based on the content of their personal statements, detailing their relevant experience and interest in the role.

The following factors will be considered:

  • Applicants' personal statements and short CVs will be anonymised then reviewed by a panel that will include the Chair of FICM's Training, Assessment and Quality Committee, the elected FICM StR Representatives and a Lay Representative.
  • In the selection process consideration will be given to an appropriate balance based on the following factors:
    • Geographic distribution
    • Special interests & experience directly relevant to the role
    • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

It is recommended that applicants discuss their appointment with their Deanery and RA/TPD, colleagues and senior management, to ensure they can dedicate the appropriate time to the role.

Application: Please submit a short CV and complete the application form including a statement of no more than 350 words highlighting your relevant experience and interest, and why you would like to apply for the role. 

On beginning your appointment, you will join the Sub-Committee with the elected FICM StR Representatives. They will support you from your first meeting and throughout the first year. We intend the StR Sub-Committee to have a positive and open work environment and the FICM team will also be on hand to support you and with any subsequent workflows.

  • Sub-Committee Members are expected to attend all meetings (more info below). 
  • Members are expected to take an active part in the work of the StR Sub-Committee, including:
    • Taking part in Sub-Committee discussions (at meetings and between meetings by email).
    • Taking personal responsibility for work streams and projects.
    • Taking corporate responsibility for Sub-Committee decisions/positions
    • Attending occasional events to do with the Sub-Committee’s work.
    • Reading all relevant written and online materials that are sent to Sub-Committee members.
  • Producing research or written documents from time-to-time including contribution to the FICM newsletters, Trainee Eye and Critical Eye, and the Faculty website.
  • Typically StR meetings take place quarterly, with three virtual meetings and one face to face meeting per year.
  • Meetings discuss, prioritise, commission and review work streams. They are open and friendly days where all members are invited to contribute and innovate.
  • Travel expenses are reimbursed subject to Faculty guidelines.

Disclosures of interest: All Sub-Committee Members should disclose to the Chair any relevant conflicting interest of any kind (financial or otherwise) arising in relation to any item on the agenda. 

Meeting Arrangements:

  • The business of a meeting of the Sub-Committee will comprise the minutes of the previous meeting, and may include presentations, progress updates on projects and initiatives, and the receipt of minutes of Committees of relevance to ICM StRs.
  • Copies of the agenda and accompanying papers will be sent to Sub-Committee members in advance.
  • Members can request the chair to add items to the agenda in advance of the meeting.
  • All members are encouraged to feel able to speak freely and contribute to the discussions.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

The Faculty is dedicated to creating a committee environment that values and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences contribute to the richness of our discussions and enhance the quality of our decision-making processes as we strive to work towards our Strategic Aims.

In alignment with our commitment to EDI, members of this committee are expected to:

  1. Foster an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, respecting and embracing individual differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, ability, professional background and other characteristics.
  2. Actively seek and consider a variety of perspectives in discussions and decision-making processes, recognising that diversity of thought leads to innovative and effective solutions.
  3. Strive to eliminate any form of discrimination, bias, or exclusion within the committee, and work towards creating an environment where all members feel valued and heard.
  4. Promote equal opportunities for participation, engagement, and leadership within the committee, ensuring that all voices have the chance to be heard and contribute.
  5. Regularly review and assess our practices to identify and address any barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and actively work towards continuous improvement.

By adhering to these principles, we aim to create a committee culture that reflects the diverse and dynamic nature of our community, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive and contribute to the best of their abilities.

Meeting Dates:

Applicants should ensure that they are available to attend meetings on the following dates:

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Thursday 06 June 2024 (In Person at the RCoA in London, with lunch afterwards)
  • 09:30 – 11:30 Tuesday 03 September 2024 (Virtual)
  • 09:30 – 11:30 Wednesday 13 November 2024 (Virtual)