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Posted: 13 September 2021
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and NIHR Clinical Research Network Awards

Since its inception in 2006, the NIHR has significantly increased the scale of clinical research in the NHS, particularly through the Clinical Research Network. The enthusiastic engagement of NHS clinicians is an essential condition for sustaining and building on this success, particularly given the many competing demands on clinician time...

Posted: 27 August 2021
Blood Specimen Collection and Blood Bottle Usage - Supply disruption

An urgent letter has been published by NHS England about blood specimen collection and blood bottle usage. Becton Dickinson has alerted NHS England to a shortage of products from their Blood Specimen Collection Portfolio that is impacting across most main blood tube supplies.  

To read the full letter please click...

Posted: 5 August 2021
The GPICS V2 Audit Toolkit

The Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine are pleased to share the GPICS V2 Audit toolkit.


The toolkit has been developed to allow units to benchmark themselves against the latest version of the Guidelines for Provision of Intensive Care Services (GPICS) Version 2, standards, and recommendations....

Posted: 4 August 2021
Public consultation: Life After Critical Illness: A guide for developing and delivering aftercare services for critically ill patients

Life After Critical Illness: A guide for developing and delivering aftercare services for critically ill patients (LACI) is now available for public consultation. The consultation window will close at 9am on Tuesday 31 August; comments will not be accepted after this time. 

The document can be found here: consultation draft document.

Update...

Posted: 29 July 2021
Diagnosing Death using Neurological Criteria

In 2021 in the UK, a diagnosis of death using neurological criteria, had to be reversed. The case concerned bilateral therapeutic decompressive craniectomy as a treatment for severe traumatic brain injury. An expert group reviewed the case and made recommendations, which have been accepted by the FICM and...

Posted: 27 July 2021
FICM Education Sub-Committee Seeking A New Member

The FICM Education Sub-Committee (ESC) are seeking a podcast lead. Whilst experience of podcasting will be of benefit, this is not a requirement. We are looking for individuals who are energetic and passionate to learn with the support of the Faculty. Please read the job description and application form for...

16 June 2021
NAP7 Begins Data Collection

The Faculty is proud to be a stakeholder in the seventh National Audit Project (NAP7). This NAP, which is focusing on perioperative cardiac arrest, launched on 16 June 2021. The NAPs focus on rare but serious patient complications.

NAP7 will collect data for one year. The project involves a...