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.


Meet the Team
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.


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.

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
E-Portfolio and Exams
Regional Training Days and Events

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 or the Health Education Team via the PGMDE Support Portal for any queries about the RTD programme.

Trainee Reps
Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) Training
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: