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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: 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...