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Posted: 28 July 2020
FICM Education Sub-Committee seeking new members

The FICM Education Sub-Committee (FICMESC) are looking for three new members.

The Sub-Committee coordinates and oversees the Faculty’s focus in the areas of: 

  • Overall education strategy

  • Events, study days and conferences

  • e-ICM: the NHS e-learning resource for critical care

  • The FICM’s wider e-learning resource,


Posted: 22 July 2020
Future Doctor Report published today

Health Education England are pleased to announce that they have published their Future Doctor report today. 

This co-created vision outlines the skills and attributes that medical professionals will require to deliver high quality care in an ever-changing healthcare landscape, and considers the implications for education and...

Posted: 22 July 2020
Take part in the GMC's 2020 National Training Survey

The General Medical Council’s (GMC) 2020 national training survey is now live. Doctors in training and trainers have until Wednesday 12 August to take part.

The survey gathers important data from doctors in training and trainers on the quality of postgraduate medical education. It was originally scheduled to take place in...

Posted: 21 July 2020
COVID Skills Passport – coming soon!

The Faculty have been keen to recognise and acknowledge the contributions made during the COVID-19 pandemic by many members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). In particular, trainees who were deployed into Critical Care areas, joined rotas, used existing skills, and cross-skilled as abilities and supervision permitted.

To this end we are...

Posted: 21 July 2020
FICM Pharmacy Sub-Committee now recruiting!

FICM’s Pharmacy Sub-Committee (PSC) was formed in July 2020 and will be responsible for all matters relating to Critical Care Pharmacists, including the delivery of educational and training tools such as the curriculum and its supporting materials, developing a workforce strategy, enabling a route of membership and reviewing and considering...

Posted: 17 July 2020
Approval of curriculum derogations for ARCP - update from the GMC

During the Covid-19 pandemic the GMC, Statutory Education Bodies (SEBs) of the four nations, and Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have recognised there are many challenges facing trainees and trainers, and we have been working together to offer as much support as possible on these issues whilst maintaining the quality...

Posted: 17 July 2020
New FICM Pharmacist Membership route is now open!

We are pleased to announce that the new FICM Pharmacist Membership route is now open!

Critical Care Pharmacists are essential to the safe and effective running of critical care services, supporting patients and improving outcomes. They form a central part of the multi-professional team, optimising medication therapy, improving quality and safety...

Posted: 16 July 2020
Statement on Examination Fees

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, which administers and delivers the FFICM  examinations, has released the below statement regarding examination fees for the 2020/2021 academic year. The costings outlined below have been deferred until January 2021 but will apply from that date onward. 

RCoA Statement:

It is usual for examination fees to...

Posted: 16 July 2020
Board of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine 2020 Election Results

The deadline for nominations has now passed. We received three applications for the three vacancies on the Board. The applications have been verified and as the positions are uncontested, the three candidates can be duly elected without the need for a poll. I am therefore pleased to be able to...

Posted: 13 July 2020
The future of ICM/Physician dual training

In November 2019, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) submitted a proposal paper to the Curriculum Oversight Group (COG)* of the General Medical Council to defend the need for the continued ability to train between Intensive Care Medicine (ICM)...