Regional Advisor:    Dr Miriam Baruch (Royal Victoria Infirmary)

Training Programme Directors:   Dr James Ryan (James Cook Hospital) & Dr Suzanne O'Neill (Freeman Hospital)

Head of School (Anaesthesia & ICM):   Dr Gary Lear (City Hospitals Sunderland)


ICM training in the northern region takes place in a number of hospitals in the north east of England including large teaching hospitals and district general hospitals.  You will have the opportunity to work in 2 major trauma centres, and will have exposure to transplantation, paediatrics, cardiac and neurosurgical/spinal injuries as well as general ICM skills. The majority of special skills years are available for ICM trainees as well as the possibility to undergo dual training with one of our partner specialties.  In addition to the main centres of ICM training, other hospitals used for anaesthesia and/or medical elements of your training will have relevant college approval.

The northeast offers trainers with considerable experience in ICM training with FFICM examiners at 3 of our training units, consultants committed to preparing candidates for exams and FICE mentors at all of the units to enable echo training.

The northeast region and ICM (and partner specialties) have repeatedly ranked highly in the GMC trainee survey and a significant proportion of ICM trainees in northern are currently training less than full time. Our region is committed to wellbeing with a trainee led Wellbeing Co-operative organising several events per year: The northeast is a great place to live, with major cities and beautiful beaches and countryside within easy reach of all of our training centres.