Since August 2013 ICM training is appointed to via a national recruitment programme which is designed to culminate in the award of a CCT in ICM. Details of the recruitment process can be found here. Trainees are recruited following successful completion of an appropriate core training programme (acute care common stem, core anaesthesia training or core medical training) via a nationally coordinated selection process. Trainees in ICM commonly acquire a CCT in a complementary specialty, which will result in the award of a dual-CCT. Presently the accredited complementary specialties are acute medicine, anaesthesia, emergency medicine, renal medicine and respiratory medicine.
Information regarding training in ICM in the Eastern Deanery can be found here and via the deanery website here
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of ICM Doctors and ACCPs in the UK. The FICM website contains a wealth of information regarding ICM training you can access it here.
Each Deanery in the UK has at least one Regional Advisor (RA) in ICM, appointed by the FICM. The RA is the local point of contact for those trainees interested in training in ICM and has regional responsibility for the promotion of ICM and the provision of advice to trainees. The RA is supported at a local level by Faculty Tutors; consultants appointed to supervise the training of doctors undertaking the Faculty’s training programmes in ICM. Each unit in the Eastern region has a Faculty Tutor the list of their names can be found via the RA.
A useful introductory guide covering the structure and history of training programmes in Intensive Care Medicine can be found here.