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Posted: 7 September 2018
Faculty statement regarding SNAP2 publication

The Faculty welcomes the first publication arising from the work of the 2nd Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care provision after Surgery (SNAP-2: EpiCCS).This BJA article concentrates on risk factors for cancellation of major surgery and naturally includes issues of critical care capacity.



Posted: 22 August 2018
NCEPOD Study on long-term ventilation (LTV) in young people

NCEPOD is undertaking a new study to identify remediable factors in the care of patients before their 25th Birthday who are receiving, or have received LTV.

Please read below for further details on the Case Note Reviewers they require;


It will be a retrospective review of patients receiving LTV...

13 August 2018
FICM response to Dr Bawa-Garba's Court of Appeal decision

Dr Bawa-Garba has won her appeal and will be restored to the Medical Register.


The FICM Dean, Dr Carl Waldmann, said today:

“The NHS must be a place where people feel able to reflect openly and clearly on their mistakes in a culture of learning rather than of blame.  This essential process

Posted: 31 July 2018
Supreme Court Verdict On The Case Of Y

The Supreme Court has handed down its verdict on the case of Y which considers when it is necessary to seek the approval of the court before Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration is withdrawn from a person with a prolonged disorder of consciousness.  The Supreme Court verdict...

Posted: 14 July 2018

Back in April, the FICM issued a statement on the release of the GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery report.  The GIRFT programme has now released a report on Cranial Neurosurgery, which recognises many of the same issues relating to capacity issues in critical...

Posted: 12 July 2018
Review of Critical Care Capacity in Wales Announced

The Faculty is pleased to see the announcement by Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services in Wales, that there will be both a thorough review of critical care capacity in Wales and supporting recurrent funding of £15 million.  Since the Faculty’s...