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All of the latest new items from FICM can be found here.

Posted: 19 May 2017
GMC Intensive Care Pilot - Volunteers Needed

The Academic Centre for Medical Education at UCL is working with the GMC to reviewFitness to Practise procedures and update the assessments to ensure each assessment is fair to the doctor being assessed. To do this, UCL and the GMC are holding validation events for new assessment material and are looking for interested and...

Posted: 10 May 2017
NCEPOD Study on the Peri-operative management of surgical patients with diabetes

NCEPOD is undertaking a new study to identify and explore remediable factors in the process of care in the peri-operative management of surgical patients with diabetes.

Please read below for further details on the Case Note Reviewers they require;


It will be a retrospective review of patients who are admitted to...

Posted: 5 May 2017
Important Information concerning ACCP Associate Membership

In 2014 the Faculty opened up the route of Associate Membership for individuals who had undertaken ACCP Training.  During this transition period the ACCP Sub-Committee were able to review applications of equivalent training whilst the official ACCP curriculum was established.  

Now that ACCP Training is established the FICM Board and ACCP Sub-Committee...

Posted: 11 April 2017
NCEPOD Study on Acute Heart Failure - Case Reviewers required

NCEPOD are recruiting a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals with a working interest in Acute Heart Failure.

Case Reviewers will be asked to attend meetings during which they will assess case note extracts and questionnaires and provide expert opinion on the care patients receive. A training day will be held on...

Posted: 13 March 2017
FICM Census

The 2017 FICM Consultant Workforce Census is now available for completion.

Following three years of detailed census questions we will now move to a cycle of shorter annual censuses with less frequent detailed censuses on a triennial or quinquennial basis as required.  This years census should now take under ten minutes...

8 March 2017
Women in Intensive Care Medicine (WICM)

The Faculty are pleased to advise that we are creating a new virtual working group for Women in Intensive Care Medicine (WICM).

The group will focus on providing advice, guidance and support for women already working in Critical Care and those considering it for their future.

If this sounds of interest to...

Posted: 23 February 2017
Regulation 28: Report to Prevent Future Deaths February 2017

The Faculty wishes to draw its members attention to the recent Coroner’s report into the events surrounding the death of a patient. The patient was admitted to hospital having suffered a stroke, and went on to develop malignant middle cerebral artery syndrome. The doctors involved in their care referred them...

Posted: 23 February 2017
Learning from Patient Safety Incidents

The FICM/ICS Joint Standards Committee have created a new webpage where lessons from local incidents can be shared to improve wider patient safety.

We welcome you to share important safety lessons that have occurred in your own departments that may have general relevance. Further details can be found here.