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Posted: 31 July 2018
Supreme Court Verdict On The Case Of Y

The Supreme Court has handed down its verdict on the case of Y which considers when it is necessary to seek the approval of the court before Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration is withdrawn from a person with a prolonged disorder of consciousness.  The Supreme Court verdict...

Posted: 14 July 2018

Back in April, the FICM issued a statement on the release of the GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery report.  The GIRFT programme has now released a report on Cranial Neurosurgery, which recognises many of the same issues relating to capacity issues in critical...

Posted: 12 July 2018
Review of Critical Care Capacity in Wales Announced

The Faculty is pleased to see the announcement by Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services in Wales, that there will be both a thorough review of critical care capacity in Wales and supporting recurrent funding of £15 million.  Since the Faculty’s...

Posted: 6 July 2018
Guidelines on the Management of ARDS

Today, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine are pleased to announce the publication of the Guidelines on the Management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The guideline was a joint project with the Intensive Care Society and the recommendations are supported by the British Thoracic Society.

The purpose is to provide an...

Posted: 28 June 2018
Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

In 2017 Health Education England committed to work with stakeholders to explore the factors that help or hinder education about antimicrobial resistance and to identify good practice materials for promotion.

We asked those that train healthcare workers what works well in an educational environment, what the challenges are and how Health...

Posted: 27 June 2018
Update Implementation of Internal Medicine Curriculum

Please click here to read a letter from Prof David Black and Dr Tom Gallacher updating all Training Programme Directors, Regional Advisers and Faculty Tutors regarding the Implementation of the Internal Medicine Curriculum.

If you have any questions about the letter please contact the Faculty at

Posted: 18 June 2018
Increase in NHS funding

The Faculty is pleased to hear about government plans for a real increase in NHS funding in England over the coming five years.


"We have been working over the last year with key healthcare stakeholders, including the DHSC and NHS England, to raise the profile...