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Posted: 2 July 2020
National Transfer Project – Practitioner sub-group

Calling all ACCP Members

The FICM ACCP Sub-Committee are working with the National Transfer Project group to produce a set of advanced competencies which, when achieved by qualified ACCPs, will enable them to undertake independent transfers of certain L3 patients, working within transfer services with appropriate governance and Consultant oversight structures.

We are...

Posted: 1 November 2017
FICM Board Elections

Notice is hereby given that an election for six vacancies on the Board of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine will be held on 28th November 2017. Those eligible to vote (Fellows, Associate Fellows, Affiliate Fellows and Members) should have received...

Posted: 1 November 2017
Interim Guidance on Governance for Remote & Rural Units

The FICM Smaller and Specialist Units Advisor Group, led by Dr Chris Thorpe, have produced interim guidance on governance for remote and rural intensive care units. The aim of the document is to help clarify aspects of GPICS V1 which can be problematic for ICUs in remote and rural areas. If...

Posted: 31 October 2017
Critical Futures: A Report on the First Wave Survey

Critical Futures is a long term project commissioned through the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.  Its aim is to take forward a suite of work streams that analyse and respond to anticipated changes and pressures on critical care and related services. 

The Faculty is pleased to launch the first step on...

Posted: 27 October 2017
FICM Trainee Rep election result 2017

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Ratcliffe who has been elected as the new FICM Deputy Trainee Representative.

The appointment is for two years and will begin in January 2018, Dr Ratcliffe will act as Deputy Trainee Rep for the first year and will then take over as Lead Trainee Rep in January 2019. 

Thank you to all those who stood in...

Posted: 29 September 2017
FICM Trainee Representative Nominees 2017

There are nine nominees for the FICM Trainee Representative election 2017:

  • MOOR, Dominic
  • RATCLIFFE, Andrew
  • CRONSHAW, Helen
  • CHAPMAN, Susan
  • PERRY, Jonathan
  • BAMFORD, Pete

(candidates listed by date nomination received)

To see full election statements please click here.

All those eligible to vote have been sent an electronic ballot via email (please check your junk email

Posted: 26 September 2017
DH Future of Health report

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcomes the Future of Health research report produced through the Department of Health (and analysed independently by RAND Europe). 

Many of the themes raised throughout will come as no surprise to critical care staff, who experience these growing issues in the present.  The...

Posted: 19 September 2017
Department of Health's announcement regarding measures to improve Sepsis identification, tracking and prevention

The Faculty welcomes the Department of Health’s announcement regarding measures to improve sepsis, identification, tracking and prevention  

Any measures which aim to help patients and healthcare professionals tackle sepsis should be applauded.

The new measures include:

  • a clear definition of adult sepsis for clinicians, so sepsis is identified and recorded more
  • ...
Posted: 12 September 2017
2017 ICM Curriculum changes

2017 Curriculum updates

The following changes have been approved by the GMC:


  1. Quality Improvement

    The requirement to undertake Audits have been replaced by participation in a Quality Improvement project, this is to reflect a general shift in undertaking QI projects rather than audits across specialties.


  2. Removal of expanded case summaries:

    Expanded case summaries have

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