Please click the links below for various items relating to research and academia in Intensive Care Medicine.

Guidance from the FICM on academic training and research for ICM trainees can be found here.

In conjunction with the NIHR Clinical Research Network, the Faculty offers two awards annually that aim to recognise outstanding contributions from NHS Clinicians to the conduct of NIHR Clinical Research Network portfolio research studies. 

There are two awards, funded by FICM, each with a £1000 prize.  The awards are focussed on clinicians who undertake research alongside their daytime activities rather than clinical academics.

Dr Andrew Owen has provided us a career story in his training as an ICM academic trainee, please click here.  Now as a consultant, he has written a case study for the NIHR on his career path and the synergy between ICM and academia, please click here

Useful Research Links

NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) is the largest funder of health and care research in the UK and provides people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.  It has a critical care section that runs relevant specialty studies, please click here.

The Trainee Research in Intensive Care (TRIC) Network is a UK-wide group of ICM trainees who aim to facilitate and inspire audit, QI and research in ICM trainees at all levels.  You can read an article about their aims in Sep 19's edition of our trainee newsletter, Trainee Eye.  

Please visit this link for details of awards and grants from the Intensive Care Foundation.

ICNARC (Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre) manages four national clinical audits, including the Case Mix Programme (CMP).  It also manages a broad portfolio of research.

SICSAG (Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group) manages a national audit database of patients admitted to adult ICUs in Scotland.  It also manages a broad portfolio of research.

The Gilead UK and Ireland Fellowship Programme awards financial grants to projects that support local innovation and best practice in patient care in HIV, viral hepatitis, invasive fungal disease and cystic fibrosis. Please visit the Fellowship Programme website for further information.

ICAN-UK (Intensive Care After Care Network) is a collaborative body that aims to improve the longer term care of patients who have suffered critical illness.