Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services V2

Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services

Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services (GPICS) second edition (2019) was launched on 27 June 2019.

GPICS (2019) can be used as the definitive reference source for planning and delivery of UK Intensive Care Services. It is broken down into chapters and sections which are clear and concise.  After Chapter One, each has the standard format of Introductions, Recommendations, Standards, Background, References and Relevant Ongoing Research.  Some chapters also have Additional Information section.

Advice statements are made in GPICS in two ways.

  1. Standards must be routine practice in UK ICM.

  2. Recommendations should be routine practice in UK ICM.

GPICS (2019)

 

Editions

In 2016, GPICS Edition 1 was subject to a review.

Edition 2 began in Summer 2017 and was published Summer 2019.

 

Engagement

GPICS (2019) is not a static document and will be updated to reflect changes in practice and evidence.  We welcome any advice from the critical care community on necessary updates or changes to GPICS(2019).  Please email us at contact@ficm.ac.uk.


Previous Versions

GPICS (2015)

Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services was first published jointly by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Intensive Care Society in April 2015. This version is available for reference only. GPICS: The Definitive Reference

Please note this is not the most up to date edition of GPICS. For the most up to date version please use  GPICS (2019)