East Midlands

Regional Advisor in ICM: Dr Andrew Sharman (Queens Medical Centre)

Training Programme Director: Dr Andrew Sharman 

The Head of School: Dr Ralph Leighton 

Welcome to the East Midlands.

We are expanding our training posts in line with workforce requirements and have upto 7 training posts to offer in this round.

Our Intensive Care Medicine training is administered by the East Midlands School of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain, formed from the merger of the Nottingham and the Leicester rotations in 2013. Presently trainees rotate within a "North" (Nottingham) or "South" (Leicester) base, although there is flexibility of individual placements with certain fixed ones at specialist centres (Neurosciences & Major Trauma exposure at QMC Nottingham, Cardiac/ECMO at Glenfield in Leicester, PICM in Leicester and Nottingham). Whilst the East Midlands stretches from Lincoln to Northampton, appointees tend to live around Nottingham, Derby or Leicester. Clinical training and experience is of the highest quality, with excellent District General and University Hospitals offering a breadth and depth of training experience, including world-class innovative centres.

Stage 1
All of the ICUs below in the region are recognised for Stage 1 training. 

Stage 2
This is delivered in the teaching bases Cardiac (Glenfield), Neuro (QMC) Paediatrics (LRI or QMC). The special skills year will be either partner speciality. For single CCT ICM trainees, the special skills year may be taken in a range of disciplines including research, Trauma, Neurocritical care, Cardiothoracic or Prehospital care. Dual CCT programmes are adapted to deliver individual trainee requirements. Currently we have Single CCT, Renal, Acute Medicine, Anaesthesia dual/joint trainees.

Stage 3
This is delivered in Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. Placements are flexible to ensure breadth of senior pre-Consultant experience. We would expect more advanced training opportunities in the DGHs as the programme evolves.
There is an established regional teaching programme, which offers support for the FICM examination as well as excellent preparation for life as an ICM consultant. In addition, individual ICUs deliver in house teaching The region is supported by focused and progressive Faculty Tutors in each ICU. All of the ICUs are accredited for Stage 1 training and as such there, is flexibility for trainees joining us. For further information regarding the individual programmes, please contact

We would advise trainees wishing to undertake dual training with an approved partner speciality to contact the respective Training Programme Director and/or Regional/Speciality Advisor for further advice.