Enhanced Care Skills Passport

20 May 2021

As part of the joint FICM/CPOC Guidance on Establishing and Delivering Enhanced Perioperative Care Services, a means of passporting staff with generic transferrable skills was identified by the working party. A short life-working group led by Dr Michael Bannon, Lead Dean for ICM, developed the initial version.

This suite of multi-professional competencies has been designed to support safe, compassionate and effective care and treatment to Enhanced Care patients. The passport is intended to:

  • allow individuals to identify their existing skills and additional learning needs within an evidence based framework.
  • allow employers to identify and map the relevant competencies across the different staff groups working within Enhanced Care to ensure patients are able to receive the right care and treatment they require in a timely manner.

It is anticipated that existing educational programmes and training packages within a Trust, Deanery or other Higher Education Institution will be used to support additional skills acquisition required to set up an Enhanced Care service. It is not expected that all individuals working on the EC facility will possess all the competencies, but rather that core elements will be supplemented by additional skills depending on the individual’s role and the needs of the service.

Patients with different clinical conditions will require different treatment plans according to the clinical and operational needs of the Enhanced Care service. Monitoring and therapeutic interventions will therefore vary depending on individual providers.


Dr Michael Bannon, Lead Postgraduate Dean for Intensive Care Medicine

I am delighted to see publication of this important passport; the advice and guidance contained within it are now even more relevant than ever. It was a privilege to lead the Task and Finish Group that in effect wrote the passport and I, on behalf of Health Education England, wish to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to producing it in a very short period of time. I hope it enables and encourages development of Perioperative Care in England.

Enhanced Care Skills Passport


FICM is currently hosting the passport to allow for open access and any feedback to be collated, although it is anticipated that HEE will take over any amendments at a future date. Should you have any comments or suggestions regarding the passport please do not hesitate to contact us: contact@ficm.ac.uk