East Midlands

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

Training Programme Director: Dr Richard Sherman

The Head of School: Dr Ralph Leighton 


Welcome to the East Midlands.

We are expanding our training posts in line with expansion of critical care services in the region and hope to offer 9 posts this year.

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.
Stage 3
This is delivered mainly in Leicester and Nottingham. Placements are flexible to ensure breadth of senior pre-Consultant experience. With this in mind exposure to more management opportunities and advanced training opportunities are available in all the District General Hospitals and we are flexible to location an timing of these depending on the trainee’s learning objectives.
There is an established monthly regional teaching programme, with an exam course pre OSCE/SOA exams, 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.  The region itself is covers all the needs of a trainee. It is culturally diverse, historic region, offering top class arts and theatre to premier sport of football, cricket and rugby. The Veldrome in Derby and the National water sport centre at Holme Pierre Point provide the variety in sporting activities from the traditional main stream. If walking and beauty is your interest then the Peak district is right on your door step. Shopping your thing, look no further than Nottingham and Leicester. We are confident this region covers all interests!

The region is renowned for its cohesive, friendly and supportive environment. We look forward to welcoming you here. Good luck.

For further information regarding individual programmes please contact the TPD/RA as listed above.

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.