Guidance for Training Units

Published 22/02/2022

Training Standards

  1. A weekly programme of teaching should be provided and supervised by a named ICM consultant on a recognised teaching unit. Such a programme of education should relate to the literature and practice of ICM as well as relevant applied basic sciences. Time to attend teaching should be incorporated in to the trainees work schedule such that the time is protected. In smaller units teaching may be arranged in collaboration with other units. Trainees at Stage 2 should participate in the delivery of this teaching and advanced Stage 3 trainees should be encouraged to take an active part in their design.
  2. A postgraduate education programme should be in place within the region for specialty ICM trainees with the aim of facilitating preparation for the written and oral components of the FFICM exam. Training units should contribute to regional programmes by releasing trainees to attend and also by contributions to the design and/or delivery of the programme.
  3. Stage 3 trainees should be given enhanced clinical responsibility such as conducting ward rounds with an appropriate level of consultant supervision.
  4. There must be regular clinical governance, and morbidity and mortality meetings that are attended by both consultant and non-consultant grade doctors. Stage 3 trainees should be encouraged to attend and participate in regular management meetings. It may also be appropriate for Stage 3 trainees to attend the Regional Intensive Care Training Committee meetings.