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Posted: 17 September 2019
Get Involved – WICM Sub-Committee Vacancies

The FICM Women in Intensive Care Medicine Sub-Committee are looking for four new members.

Please read the Job Description for more information, expected commitment and details of how to apply.

If you have any queries or would like to arrange an informal chat please contact Susan Hall on


13 August 2018
FICM response to Dr Bawa-Garba's Court of Appeal decision

Dr Bawa-Garba has won her appeal and will be restored to the Medical Register.


The FICM Dean, Dr Carl Waldmann, said today:

“The NHS must be a place where people feel able to reflect openly and clearly on their mistakes in a culture of learning rather than of blame.  This essential process

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considers when it is necessary to seek the approval of the court before Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration is withdrawn from a person with a prolonged disorder of consciousness.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...