Lifelong Learning

The FICM Lifelong Learning Platform (LLP) is now live

Everyone should have received their logins/access for the system. In this section you'll find updates on key documents, progress, dates, changes and how LLP implementation will affect you.

Contact number for the FICM LLP Team

020 7092 1680

Introduction to the LLP

The LLP was launched for Anaesthesia training in August 2018 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In November 2019 enhanced CPD functionality was added. The LLP now includes FICM trainees and consultants as well as the 2021 curricula for ACCS and Anaesthetics. This means that Dual trainees are now supported across multiple specialties, which makes the LLP unique when compared to other portfolio systems.

An Agile approach was used for the above development and the LLP Team continues to work with stakeholders to further enhance the Platform. All suggested enhancements are reviewed by a specialty clinician advisory group and prioritised by the LLP Product Owner for future development.

The LLP is a custom-built and flexible Platform designed specifically to meet the needs of our members. We work in partnership with the RCoA and an external development agency. The intellectual property of the LLP is owned by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, representing a significant financial investment and asset for RCoA and FICM members.

Queries

If you have queries or problems with using the LLP, please consult the user guides first. If that does not solve your issue then please do not hesitate to contact us

We are constantly updating this page as and when we're able to provide up to date information, so please check back regularly.

Want to access the Lifelong Learning Platform?
Click here to access the LLP.

Conditions of Use & Privacy Policy

STANDARDISED TERMS OF AGREEMENT
WARNING

It is an offence to view or enter data on the LLP if you are not authorised to do so. Authorised personnel include only those registered ‘Users’ from the FICM membership and partner organisations who hold a valid username and password. It is an offence to make use of this platform other than for the purpose for which it was created.

1. Acceptance of Terms

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine ("FICM") provides access to https://lifelong.rcoa.ac.uk/login (the "Site") subject to your acceptance of these Terms. We may update these Terms from time to time without prior notice.

By accessing, browsing, entering data or otherwise accessing the Site, you become a User and assert that you have read and understand and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you have any questions about this agreement, please contact us via llp@ficm.ac.uk.

2. Your Obligations

Clinical and non-clinical staff entering data on the LLP are reminded of their legal and professional duty to keep patients’ personal information confidential. As advised in the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Guidance, doctors should anonymise patient data as far as possible in their self-reflective logs. The platform is an educational and not a medical tool and therefore there is no reason to include patient identifiable or personal data relating to a third party. Please also ensure that you comply with your organisation’s or trust's/board’s information governance policy throughout your use of the platform.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and your chosen password, and for all activities that occur under your username and password. Under no circumstances should users pass on their login details to others. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your username or password or any other breach of security.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all data you submit is correct and it must not include any data from any other organisation(s) other than those that the registered user has legitimate access to.

Users should only be able to see their own data or data for doctors that they have supervisory or assessment responsibility for. If a user detects what he or she believes is a breach of security or confidentiality then it is their responsibility not to disseminate the information obtained and to report the event immediately to llp@ficm.ac.uk.

Users will be logged out of the website after a period of inactivity. However, users should log off before leaving computers or mobile devices unattended.

3. Disclaimers

The data and other contents of the Site ("Contents") were furnished by and entered into the LLP by third parties with the permission of the FICM and are presented for informational purposes only.

The FICM does not make any representations, assurances, or any express or implied warranties, presentations, or endorsements whatsoever (including, but not limited to, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the site, the content, any reports provided through the site, and the FICM shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any content or use of the site.

It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or usefulness of all services and content provided through the site. The FICM does not warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defect in the site will be corrected. The site and the content made available on the site are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis.

All activity from a device logged onto the platform using the username assigned to a particular person is considered to be the responsibility of that person.

The FICM reserve the right to revoke access to the LLP where it considers the facility is being put to inappropriate use, or used in a way that compromises its security.

Privacy Policy

FICM uses the same Privacy Policy as the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Please click here to read the Privacy Policy.

LLP Release Notes

The LLP Advisory Group will be busy behind the scenes making small changes to the LLP to make everyday use easier. Our release notes below offer brief, high-level descriptions of technical issues that have been resolved, as well as enhancements and new features. 

Update Date
Enabled all FICM LLP users to choose future successful completion dates on Stage 3 certificates Jan 2022
GDPR Update: Deployed a necessary fix preventing Clinical and Educational Supervisors being able to see the accounts of doctors they are no longer the current CS/ES for Jan 2022
Deployed a fix to ensure the HALO and SLE terminology used in the Anaesthetics 2021 curriculum is displayed correctly for all users Jan 2022

Enabled dual RCoA and FICM LLP users to link SLEs to both the ICM and Anaesthetics curricula at the point of creation

Oct 2021

Enabled dual RCoA and FICM LLP users to replicate placements across their Anaesthetics and ICM portfolios Sept 2021

 

Do you have feedback?
If you have suggestions that you wish to be considered for the LLP, please let us know by emailing or through the trainee representatives.