News

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

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.

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...