Faculty Tutors are consultants appointed to supervise the training of doctors undertaking the Faculty’s training programmes in Intensive Care Medicine. 

Appointment process

Faculty Tutors are appointed by a process coordinated by the relevant Regional Advisor (RA) or, if there is a conflict of interests, by the Deputy RA or a Regional Advisor from a different region. The process will normally include consultation with:

  • The local hospital’s consultants in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM);
  • The employing authority’s:
  • Medical Director (or equivalent),
  • Director of Postgraduate Medical Education (or equivalent), and the
  • Clinical Director/Lead Clinician for ICM;
  • The local ICM Programme Director;
  • The chairman of the local Specialist Training Committee in ICM.

Often there is only one applicant, agreed by the ICM consultants, and the RA will write to their Medical Director inviting endorsement of the appointment. If there is more than one applicant in good standing, the Medical Director will be asked to arrange an interview. The panel should comprise the Medical Director (or their nominated deputy), the RA (or their deputy) and a nominee of the Postgraduate Dean. The name of the appointee will then be sent to the Faculty for ratification.

Alternatively, a ballot may be held among the above constituents. A simple majority will suffice and in the event of equality of votes, the Medical Director will have a casting vote, which he/she can delegate.

The method of selection, interview or ballot, will be by agreement between the RA and the Medical Director, taking into account the wishes of the hospital’s consultants in ICM.

The Faculty Tutor Roles and Responsiblities document including the person specification can be viewed below, along with the Faculty Tutor Application Form.

Please note that any application for Faculty Tutor status MUST be endorsed by the local Regional Advisor in ICM If the form is not countersigned by the RA, then the application must be received directly from the ICM RA with written endorsement.  Applications not endorsed by the local RA ICM will be returned.

You should contact your Regional Advisor for ICM for information on any Tutor roles available in your region.

Further information on the role of a Faculty Tutor and the person specification


Prospective Faculty Tutors must submit a completed application form for ratification by the Faculty before they can take up the FT role. The application form must be endorsed by the local Regional Advisor in ICM.