News

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

Posted: 7 January 2019
FICM responds to NHS England’s Long-Term Plan

The Faculty welcomes the release of NHS England’s Long Term Plan (LTP), which sets out a vision for the next 10 years of the NHS in England.  This comes after the announcement in 2018 of £20.5 billion of additional funding.

Of particular note:

  • Workforce. The recognition of the need for

  • ...
Posted: 20 December 2018

In their joint position statement the Faculty and College take the unprecedented step of warning that critical and emergency care services will be stretched to the limits this winter and call for action.

Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Dr Carl Waldmann...

Posted: 20 December 2018
Important changes announced to Fellowship routes

Background

When the Faculty was established, a route of Foundation Fellowship was opened for a period of 12 months to admit all those currently practicing as consultants in ICM.  Following the end of Foundation Fellowship, the Faculty Board agreed there would need to be an additional transitional period of entry into...

Posted: 13 December 2018
Clinically-assisted Nutrition and Hydration Guidance

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcome the publication of Clinically-assisted Nutrition and Hydration Guidance. FICM also contributed to the consultation on this guidance which should help facilitate best interests decision-making for patients. It updates current guidance about life-sustaining treatment from ...

Posted: 11 December 2018
Looking at the Future of Surgery

The Faculty welcomes the release of report the Future of Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. The report was launched on 07 December 2018. The interactive dashboard for the report can be found here and the full report is available here. The Future of Surgery focuses on new technologies...

Posted: 7 December 2018
End of Life Working Party comment published in BMJ

Dr Joe Cosgrove and Dr Chris Bassford, on behalf of the FICM End of Life Working Party, have written an open comment in the BMJ following on from a recent article “Intensive care: balancing risk and benefit to facilitate informed decisions” (BMJ: Gross, Fade, Brett). The commentary...

Posted: 6 December 2018
Critical illness and Prescribing Survey

 

Critical illness and Prescribing Survey

 

Barbara Philips (reader in Intensive Care Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School)  is requesting your participation in a brief survey.

In collaboration with Pharmaceutical Press (publishing arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society) she...

Posted: 12 November 2018
Board and Committee Opportunities

There are lots of way to get involved with the Faculty. Currently we have vacancies in FICMPAS and LEPU. Please see below for more details on these exciting opportunities. 

 

The FICM Professional Affairs and Standards Committee

The FICM Professional Affairs and Standards Committee (FICMPAS) is looking for a number of new members....

Posted: 5 November 2018
Revalidation Guidance

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is undertaking some review work on its revalidation guidance and is particularly interested in hearing from consultant members about local processes regarding patient feedback.

We would be...

Posted: 26 October 2018
GPICS V2

Version 2 of the Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services (GPICS V2) is now available for public consultation. The consultation window will close at 9am on Monday 19th November. Comments will not be accepted after this time.

The consultation draft can be found here.

An earlier draft of...