Intensive Care Medicine
Welcome to the Pan-London Intensive Care Medicine webpage. This site aims to provide trainees and trainers with all the information they will need about ICM training in London.
The site is currently under development and new information will be added as soon as possible.
Stage 1 ICM Training Programme Director & Operational Lead: Dr Alice Carter
Stage 2 ICM Training Programme Director: Dr Russell Hewson
Stage 3 ICM Training Programme Director: Dr Munita Grover
Simulation Training Lead: Dr David Melia
Regional Training Events Lead: Dr Gonzalo De La Cerda
The Intensive Care Medicine Specialty Training Committee meets three times annually and is co-chaired by Dr Alice Carter and Dr Munita Grover
About the Programme
The Pan-London Intensive Care Medicine programme provides high quality training in teaching centres throughout the Capital which equips trainees with the skills and experience needed to meet the challenges and demands of the NHS today and tomorrow. The diverse nature of London's population offers unparalleled clinical exposure. ICM trainees undertake training placements in world renowned centres of excellence across the capital including district general hospitals, teaching hospitals, research units and specialist tertiary referral hospitals.
The London programme has more than 200 trainees who enter higher specialist ICM training from core training programmes and equivalence pathways.
Both single and dual (anaesthesia, emergency medicine, renal, respiratory and acute medicine) specialty training are well represented and each trainee undertakes a bespoke and individually tailored programme designed to meet their training needs and personal career ambitions.
London ICM Training sites include:
- Barnet Hospital
- Charing Cross Hospital
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
- Hammersmith Hospital
- Homerton University Hospital
- King's College Hospital
- Kingston Hospital
- National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square
- Newham Hospital
- Northwick Park Hospital
- Queen's Hospital, Romford
- St Bartholomew's Hospital
- St George's Hospital
- St Helier Hospital
- St Mary's Hospital
- The Royal Brompton Hospital
- The Royal Free Hospital
- The Royal London Hospital
- The Royal Marsden Hospital
- University College London Hospital
- University Hospital Lewisham
- Whipps Cross Hospital
For more information on specific Intensive Care Units please refer to the FICM webpage here.
Annual recruitment to Intensive Care Medicine training in London is via the National Recruitment process run by HEE West Midlands. For more information on eligibility criteria, the application and selection process please click here.
Trainees intending to dual train must be appointed by each specialty programme within the London region. If you already hold a training number in a partner specialty and plan to apply for dual training please ensure you discuss this with your TPD in advance of making your application.
Flexibility in Training
We are committed to enhancing junior doctors working lives and there are many initiatives available to ICM trainees to train more flexibly. These inlcude Less Than Full Time (LTFT) training a well as the opportunity to take time out of programme to address personal circumstances/requirements or advance career development.
For more information about Less Than Full Time Training please click here.
For more information about Out of Programme please click here.
School guidance, which has been produced to help support conversations with your TPD and navigate the application process successfully, can be found here.
Professional Support and Wellbeing
In addition to support provided locally by Educational Supervisors, ICM Departments and Trusts, HEE have a number of resources to help support you during your training including:
- The Professional Support Unit (PSU) which provides a free service primarily aimed at supporting the progression of postgraduate training for healthcare professionals. The PSU operates independently from training programmes and provides confidential support and advice, by self referral, on many aspects of professional development including 1:1 coaching, Consultant Interviews, health related issues and many other areas. For more information about the Professional Support Unit please click here.
- The HEE Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) programme is a resource which aims to support all trainees to safely and confidently return to training after a sustained period of absence. This applies to all trainees absent for 3 months or more, regardless of the reason. For more information about the SuppoRTT programme please click here.
Dr Munita Grover (Stage 3 TPD) is the SuppoRTT Champion of the London Intensive Care Medicine Programme
The new ICM Curriculum: Supporting Excellence was implemented on 4th August 2021. All ICM Specialty Registrars (StRs) single CCT and dual, moved to the new ICM curriculum except for those within 12 calendar months of attaining their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) who wished to remain on the 2010 Curriculum.
Information regarding the 2021 and previous ICM curricula (including transition guidance, key dates & documents) can be found on the FICM Website: https://www.ficm.ac.uk/trainingexamstrainingcurriculaandassessment/icm-curriculum
In tandem with the roll out of the 2021 ICM curriculum in August 2021 a new e-portfolio was introduced by FICM; the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLP). All trainees on the 2021 ICM Curriculum will need to record their training/progress on the LLP. For trainees transitioning from the 2010 Curriculum please be aware that documentation needs to be downloaded from NES by 31st December 2021 as FICM have indicated access for most people will cease on this date.
If you already have an LLP login and username (for example as an ACCS Anaes trainee or trainer) then you will need to contact the Faculty so that your ICM role can be added to your pre-existing account. This will mean that you do not need to log in and out of the LLP in order to access your different roles within it.
There are a number of excellent resources on the FICM website to help support your familiarisation with the LLP: https://www.ficm.ac.uk/ficm-lifelong-learning-platform
MSc, MRCP, FRCA, FFICM, RCPath (ME)
I qualified from Manchester Medical School in 2003, initially training in Gastroenterology before switching to Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. I am currently undertaking a part-time PhD at University College London in 'Organisational learning in the development and implementation of healthcare policy: Evaluating the Learning from Deaths programme'. In addition to Intensive Care Medicine I am interested in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. I have two small children and hope to eventually CCT.
Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Training Programme Director, London: Jo-Anne Gilroy
"I joined the NHS in 2009 as a registered adult nurse and have worked within critical care for the last 11 years, undertaking a variety of roles including practice education, clinical sister and interim matron.
I completed my ACCP training in November 2018 and gained FICM accreditation in February 2019.
In July 2019 I was awarded an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice from Kings College London.
I’m excited to have been appointed as TPD for London ACCPS and look forward to supporting the expansion and development of the role going forward."
Jo’s was appointed in March 2021. Her role includes integrated working with existing and prospective Postgraduate Trainers & ACCP's, the Faculty for Intensive Care Medicine and higher education institutions to support high quality education, training, and supervision within the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner workforce.
Please use the ACPenquirieslondon@hee.nhs.uk inbox for any queries or messages for the HEE Advancing Practice team.
The Centre for Advancing Practice: https://advanced-practice.hee.nhs.uk
Further information regarding ACCP training and Careers: https://www.ficm.ac.uk/careersworkforce/accps
About the London ICM Programme
To view the presentation slides from the London ICM Programme Induction 2021 please click here.
To view the latest edition of the Gold Guide: A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Foundation and Specialty Training in the UK, please click here.
Professional and Personal Support:
The Professional Support Unit (PSU) is a free service primarily dedicated to supporting the progression of postgraduate training for NHS healthcare professionals. The PSU works independently of Specialty Schools, Training Programmes or Trusts and can offer confidential and impartial support or advice for those who need it. They offer considerable breadth of support from coaching and careers advice to wellbeing and self-management.
For more information about the Professional Support Unit, please click here.
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