Important Information concerning ACCP Associate Membership
Please note that as of the 1st August 2019 the current Associate Members will be renamed Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Members of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. This is solely a title change, which we hope demonstrates the importance of recognising and establishing ACCPs. There will be a new membership route called Associate Membership, however this will entirely unrelated to ACCPs. The Article below was orginally published on 5th May 2017.
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
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 support the move to close the equivalence route for membership and have issued the following notice.
Any individual beginning an ACCP training programme from 5th November 2017 which does not meet the FICM specification for ACCP training (details of which can be found here) will not be eligible to apply for FICM Associate Membership.
It is the responsibility of the individual seeking FICM Associate Membership and the hospital trust providing their training to ensure trainee ACCPs undertake FICM recognised training.