ACCP workforce acceleration offer from HEE

Published 22/06/2022

The FICM has been made aware that HEE’s Centre for Advanced Practice and HEE National Adult Critical Care Team are collaborating to make enhanced funding available to accelerate the workforce expansion in supported training for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCP). Further information on the role of an advanced practitioners can be found at

The offer is only available to practitioners undertaking a full HEE accredited/pending accreditation MSc Advanced Critical Care Practice clinical qualification: Programme accreditation - Advanced Practice (

Please be aware that all applications must be submitted by 23:59 hours on Sunday 26 June 2022.

FICM welcomes this first ever central funding for ACCPs and the commitment from HEE to expanded support for ACCP training. 

However, whilst this is a great moment of recognition for ACCPs, the Faculty in addition calls for further increase in training resource across the entire critical care workforce.

Further information

Please see the below PDF for general information on this offer. This release relates to HEE North East & Yorkshire; however the Faculty understands that this offer has been made across the country. Interested parties should contact their respective HEE local leads.

Speciality specific requirements: ACCPs

  • Training to be undertaken at a HEI providing an ACCP MSc which meets the standard of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine [FICM] ACCP curriculum and which is accredited/pending accreditation by the HEE Centre for Advancing Practice.
  • Trainees must meet the entry requirements of the HEI
  • Advanced Practice Funding Offer
  • Employed within a clinical setting that meets the FICM requirements for ACCP training units
  • Teaching within hospitals is overseen by a Local Clinical Lead (LCL) Regionally who holds an honorary appointment with the HEI and is responsible to the HEI for the delivery of the clinical components of training
  • Have a FICM approved educational supervisor in ICM
  • Trainees must have successfully completed a robust selection process which includes a clinical and academic assessment and be in a substantive, recognised ACCP post, having successfully met individual trust selection procedure in terms of skills and relevant experience
  • Undertake the initial two years of clinical ACCP training as 100% supernumerary in practice.
  • Trainees must be a NMC or HCPC registered professionals with appropriate critical care experience, eligible to undertake Non-Medical Prescribing qualification under current  legislative restrictions. 
  • Must register with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine as a trainee ACCP on commencement of training.  
  • On successful completion trainee ACCPs should apply for FICM Membership as an ACCP.
  • Trainees must be able to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development in Critical Care
  • Consideration should be given to FICM ACCP Programme Specification checklist.
  • The employer may also wish to consider utilising the Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Induction Pathway.