Intensive Care Medicine

ICM CharacterIntensive Care Medicine is an integral part of Anaesthetic training. All Anaesthetic trainees undergo modular training in ICM at Basic, Intermediate and Higher Levels, each for 3 months. The Specialist Units of Training page directs you to which hospitals provide these modules.

For those trainees wishing to gain further training in ICM then there are a number of options

Dual CCT in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

To achieve this the trainee will need to be successfully appointed to both an Anaesthetic Training Program and ICM Training Program in the same region. The best resource for investigating this option is the Faculty of ICM website. Places are very limited and competition is high. The organisation of Dual CCTs is complex and bespoke depending on your route of entry. More is explained in the ICM Dual CCTs document.

FICM – Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
ICM Dual CCTs – explained
Stages of Training joint statement 2017

CESR in Intensive Care Medicine

It is posssible to apply to the GMC for recognition of eqivalence training in ICM. Again this is explained on the FICM website. To achieve this you would need to complete extra time in ICM (basic/intermediate/Level 1) and also Acute Medicine, pass the FICM exam and complete the equivalent of an Advanced year in ICM (Level 3). These can only be achieved in addition to the Anaesthesia CCT training program.

To aid this The Royal Stoke Hospital provide a Post CCT Fellowship in ICM for 1 year to interested internal candidates. For details contact the FICM tutor in the Royal Stoke Hospital

Dr Nehal Patel

Additional ICM

Additional ICM is for trainees with an interest in ICM but are not a Dual trainee. It is not a route to a CCT or CESR in ICM, but may provide you with enough experience for a combined Anaesthesia/ICM job as a consultant in a DGH.

This is usually for 6 months and can be part of your advanced year during the Anaesthesia CCT program. The trainee needs to seek prospective approval from the RCoA training department with confirmation of support from the Head of School and FICM Regional Adviser after speaking to the Anaesthetic TPD.