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Posted: 31 January 2019
Specialist Committee Member recruitment: Opportunities for ICM healthcare professionals

Opportunities to be a Specialist Committee member of the NICE Diagnostics Advisory Committee for the NephroCheck test.

The Diagnostics Assessment programme is now recruiting healthcare professionals to join the Diagnostics Advisory Committee as Specialist Committee members for the NephroCheck Test, with expertise in the following areas:

Consultant in intensive care/critical care...

Posted: 24 January 2019
Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s National Report

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcomes the publication of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s (HSIB) report on the Transfer of Critically Ill Adults, and notes how important a well-functioning critical care network can be for transfers and general cross-regional support and development. 



Posted: 22 January 2019
FICMESC: A new strategy for education

Education Subcommittee Members & Education e-Group Members


  • Are you interested in helping to offer education to the critical care community?

  • Do you have expertise in podcasts, e-learning or presenting?

  • Are you new to the area and want to take your first steps?


In 2017, the Faculty launched the e-ICM...

Posted: 21 January 2019
QA Annual Report 2018

The FICM Training, Assessment and Quality Committee (FICMTAQ) publishes an annual report on quality data collected and reviewed during the previous training year, and we are pleased to advise the QA Annual report covering 2018 has just been launched.

Please click here to see the full report, and previous reports are also...

Posted: 10 January 2019
Clinical Excellence Awards

Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs) are intended to recognise and reward exceptional contribution over and above what is normally expected in a post. The awards are made to medically or dentally qualified NHS consultants for a fixed term and may be renewed following review.

In England national CEA awards are...

Posted: 7 January 2019
FICM responds to NHS England’s Long-Term Plan

The Faculty welcomes the release of NHS England’s Long Term Plan (LTP), which sets out a vision for the next 10 years of the NHS in England.  This comes after the announcement in 2018 of £20.5 billion of additional funding.

Of particular note:

  • Workforce. The recognition of the need for

  • ...
Posted: 20 December 2018

In their joint position statement the Faculty and College take the unprecedented step of warning that critical and emergency care services will be stretched to the limits this winter and call for action.

Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Dr Carl Waldmann...

Posted: 20 December 2018
Important changes announced to Fellowship routes


When the Faculty was established, a route of Foundation Fellowship was opened for a period of 12 months to admit all those currently practicing as consultants in ICM.  Following the end of Foundation Fellowship, the Faculty Board agreed there would need to be an additional transitional period of entry into...

Posted: 13 December 2018
Clinically-assisted Nutrition and Hydration Guidance

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcome the publication of Clinically-assisted Nutrition and Hydration Guidance. FICM also contributed to the consultation on this guidance which should help facilitate best interests decision-making for patients. It updates current guidance about life-sustaining treatment from ...

Posted: 11 December 2018
Looking at the Future of Surgery

The Faculty welcomes the release of report the Future of Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. The report was launched on 07 December 2018. The interactive dashboard for the report can be found here and the full report is available here. The Future of Surgery focuses on new technologies...