The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcomes the publication of the Independent review into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide. This is a much needed review and assessment of the important area of manslaughter and homicide in healthcare.The recent legal situation involving Dr Bawa-Garba raised...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
NELA statement by FICM
The Third Patients’ Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) has been published today
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine fully supports the recommendations of this report to improve the outcome of this group of patients. FICM notes that 78% of patients are already admitted to...
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is deeply disappointed by the recommendations in the consultation document released today on the Regulation of Medical Associate Professions in the UK which conclude that Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCPs), Physician Assistants (Anaesthesia) and Surgical Care Practitioners do not need formal...
There are nine nominees for the FICM Trainee Representative election 2017:
- WILLIAMS, Nia
- MOOR, Dominic
- RATCLIFFE, Andrew
- CRONSHAW, Helen
- CAMPBELL, Zoe
- HENDERSON, Mark
- 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
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...
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 ...
2017 Curriculum updates
The following changes have been approved by the GMC:
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.
Removal of expanded case summaries:
Expanded case summaries have...