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Posted: 11 January 2017
'Quality of patient care threatened' physicians tell PM

Members of the Council of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have today written to the prime minister, Theresa May MP, to set out their concerns about the capacity and resources needed to meet the demands on the NHS.

The signatories are fully committed to the NHS and want to work...

Posted: 7 December 2016
New study undertaken on influence of ‘weekend effect’ on critical care outcomes

The British Journal of Anaesthesia has today published a study of outcomes for critically ill patients which finds that “the day of week and time of admission has no influence on patient mortality for unplanned admissions to adult general critical care units within the UK”.

The study1, a collaboration between researchers...

Posted: 7 December 2016
Faculty Response to the Publication of the MBRRACE - UK Report

Response to the publication of the MBRRACE-UK report1, Dr  Carl Waldmann, Dean of FICM says:

“FICM welcomes this timely report.

The death of a mother around the time of childbirth is one of the most distressing scenarios imaginable that a medical team has to deal with. Invariably Intensive Care teams will have...

Posted: 30 November 2016
Advanced Critical Care Practitioners

In light of some potential for confusion with other professional  groups using similar titles, this statement has been prepared by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) to clarify the professional designation of an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP).

The ACCP role is supported/endorsed by the FICM as a valuable workforce...

Posted: 11 November 2016
FICM Trainee Representatives Election 2016

Congratulations to Dr Richard Gould has has been elected as the new FICM Trainee Representative. Dr Gould will take over from Dr Jamie Plumb as the FICM Trainee Representative Elect in January 2017. Dr Plumb will then become the Senior Trainee Representative.
 

Thank you to all those who stood in...

Posted: 9 November 2016
New Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Dean and Vice Dean

Congratulations to Dr Carl Waldmann and Dr Alison Pittard, the Faculty's new Dean and Vice Dean.

The Faculty would also like to thank Dr Anna Batchelor for all her hard work as Dean and for contributing greatly to the development of the Faculty.

 

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Posted: 8 November 2016
Joint statement on health and social care

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcomes the Joint Statement by the Nuffield Trust, the Health Foundation and the King’s Fund published today/yesterday. 


Most NHS providers are currently offering good quality care, in no small part due to the passionate hard work of the healthcare professionals at the...

Posted: 24 October 2016
Choosing Wisely launched today

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges today launched the Choosing Wisely campaign across the UK.

Choosing wisely is part of a global initiative aimed at improving conversations between patients and their doctors and nurses.

By having discussions that are informed by the doctor, but taking into account what’s important to...

Posted: 24 October 2016
FICM Trainee Representatives Election 2016

There are six nominees for the FICM Trainee Representative election:

  • ALRIFAI, Ziad
  • BHATIA, Rav
  • GOUGH, Chris
  • GOULD, Richard James
  • HARVIE, David
  • MAJURAN, Manohasandra

To see full election statements please click here.

All those eligible to vote have been sent the election statement and a ballot paper. There is ONE Trainee Representative vacancy – members are therefore entitled...