We would encourage all ICM consultants to assist the Faculty in every way they can to ensure this simple and short survey is completed during its annual collection phase (March to June).

It is essential the Faculty receives a high responses rate so that we can build a robust dataset upon which to base projections. The results of this exercise will be employed by the Faculty to:

  • Illustrate to external bodies the need for our skillset and services within and beyond the ICU, both now and in the future healthcare environment.
  • Facilitate workforce planning. The Faculty is already fully engaged with the Centre for Workforce Intelligence, that has been charged by the DoH to undertake a ‘deep dive’ on the need for consultants in intensive care medicine now and out to the mid 2030s. This exercise can be effective only when informed by the information we now seek from the Fellowship.
  • Inform our discussions with Health Education England concerning the numbers of trainees needed for our specialty, and the manner in which they should be recruited, now and over the next decade. 
  • Enable us to respond to the Shape of Training Review which has made strong recommendations, likely to be adopted by central government, regarding the skillset and competencies needed by the future consultant/trained medical workforce.

2019 Census Information:

  • The 2019 Workforce Census is being distributed via SurveyMonkey. All Consultants registered with the Faculty will be sent a survey invite via email. If you think you should have had a survey invite and haven't recieved one, please email Lucy Rowan lrowan@ficm.ac.uk
  • If SurveyMonkey sends the Faculty a bounceback from your email address, we will try to contact you to find another email address to send the survey to you.
  • Please click here for a PDF of all the questions in the 2019 census. We advise Clinical Leads to look through the questions, especially the in 'Clinical Leads section' so you can have the information to hand when filling out the census.
  • There is some guidance around the layout of the qeustions, highlighted in red text throughout the PDF.

Workforce in Intensive Care Medicine

Recruitment to Retirement - A Census update for Fellows and Member

FICM Workforce Advisory Group Position Statement

The Workforce Advisory Group has published a position paper based on the 2014 Workforce Census and the information collected for the CfWI report. The paper:

  • Describes the current physical and human resources available for the delivery for the intensive care to patients in England and Wales
  • Attempts to predict future demand for the clinical service and records the best estimates that can be made of the current and future composition (up to 2035) of the medical workforce
  • Makes recommendations as how to how this data should be employed.

The position paper and accompanying covering letter can be read below: