Intensive Care Medicine

Introduction

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.

 

Meet the Team

Job Title

TPD Name

Stage 1 ICM Training Programme Director

Dr Alex Rosenberg

Stage 2 ICM Training Programme Director & Operational Lead

Dr Russell Hewson

Stage 3 ICM Training Programme Director

Dr Viplaw Shukla

Simulation Training Lead

David Melia

Regional Training Events Lead

Dr Gonzalo De La Cerda

The Intensive Care Medicine Specialty Training Committee meets three times annually.

About the Programme

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.

Recruitment

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.

 

ICM Curriculum

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

 

E-Portfolio and Exams

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trainee Reps

Jo-Anne Strul (j.strul@nhs.net)  (MBChB, MRCP, FRCA Primary) 

I did my undergraduate training in South Africa, and moved to the UK post my Foundation Years. I started off doing Core Medicine, and then applied for the FICM programme. My intention is to dual train with Anaesthesia, and I’m in the process of applying for an Anaesthetics training number, to join in my ITU number. I work LTFT at 70% to try balance childcare and life. I have a particular interest in well-being (at work and in general) and enjoy travelling, mediation and yoga, running, scuba diving and cooking.

 

Alastair White (alastair.white@doctors.org.uk)

I’m a single-specialty ICM trainee having done my core training in Medicine. As a London trainee rep I’m particularly interested in preventing training inequalities throughout the region and between individuals. Optimising the feedback loop between trainees and educational leadership is also something I’d like to focus on so please email me if you think I can help.

Sittiga Hassan-Reshat (Tig) (sittiga.hassan-reshat@nhs.net)

I am a dual ICM/acute medicine trainee.  I am well versed in most of the London Hospitals having grown up in London, studied at Barts and then spent my training rotating through the various London deaneries. I am currently working full time although as a mother of a toddler, I find I have little time for hobbies although I enjoy running, digital art and travelling. My hope is by being a trainee representative for ICM I can be a source of support for full-time/LTFT parents and also for dual medicine trainees, who may sometimes find the transition to ICM overwhelming.

Acute medicine/Intensive care ST4 doctor

Royal Free ITU


 

Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) Training

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.

Useful resources:

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

 

 

 

 

Regional Training Days

Regional Training Days are organised by Health Education England and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. There will be 10 half day (2pm - 5pm) sessions per annum, being held once a month excluding August and January.

Each hospital that receives trainees from the Intensive Care Medicine training programme will be expected to organise a half day programme for the trainees, which at present are being held via MS Teams. The Health Education England team will assist in organising publication of the agenda and will also help with the smooth transition between talks and speakers.

Tha training days will be delivered as a two year rolling system covering the entire Intensive Care Medicine curriculum.

For all Regional Training Day and event information please access the Events Calendar section of the website by clicking here. Once on the calendar use the search functions on the calendar to find the RTD programme or event required.

Please contact Dr De la Cerda (ICM Regional Advisor for NE Thames gonzalo.de-la-cerda@hee.nhs.uk or the Health Education Team via the PGMDE Support Portal for any queries about the RTD programme.

London ICM Regional Training Days Timetable

Regional Training Day Name

Date

Website Link

Cardiac

7th September 2022

(Pan London, ICM, RTD, 2022) Cardiac Regional Training Day ST3-ST7 (MS Teams) | London (hee.nhs.uk)

Micro & Infectious Disease

5th October 2022

(Pan London, ICM, RTD, 2022) Micro & Infectious Disease Regional Training Day ST3-ST7 (MS Teams) | London (hee.nhs.uk)

Mechanical Ventilation

2nd November 2022

(Pan London, ICM, RTD, 2022) Mechanical Ventilation Regional Training Day ST3-ST7 (MS Teams) | London (hee.nhs.uk)

Paediatrics

7th December 2022

(Pan London, ICM, RTD, 2022) Paediatrics Regional Training Day ST3-ST7 (MS Teams) | London (hee.nhs.uk)

Law & Ethics & End of Life

1st February 2023

TBC

TBC

1st March 2023

TBC

TBC

5th April 2023

TBC

TBC 3rd May 2023 TBC
Outcome & Prognosis & Rehab 7th June 2023 TBC

 

Useful Resources

About the London ICM Programme

To view the presentation slides from the London ICM Programme Induction 2021 please click here.

About training:

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.

Colleges and Societies:

Stage 1 Interim London Intensive Care Medicine TPD
Alex Rosenberg
Stage 1 Interim London Intensive Care Medicine TPD
Stage 2 Lead London Intensive Care Medicine TPD
Russ Hewson
Stage 2 Lead London Intensive Care Medicine TPD
Stage 3 Intensive Care Medicine TPD
Viplaw Shukla
Stage 3 ICM TPD
London Intensive Care Medicine Head of School
Charlotte Anderson
London Intensive Care Medicine Head of School
London Intensive Care Medicine Regional Training Day Lead
Gonzalo De La Cerda
London Intensive Care Medicine Regional Training Day Lead
London Intensive Care Medicine Simulation Lead
David Melia
London Intensive Care Medicine Simulation Lead