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.
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

Curriculum from Start to CCT

This applies to any trainees appointed specifically to the training in ICM from August 2013 onwards:

  • The CCT in Intensive Care Medicine (2011) Part 1 - The handbook



  • The CCT in Intensive Care Medicine (2011) Part 3 - The syllabus



ARCPs in July 2017
Guide for Completion can be found above.
A shared drive with this information can also be found here:

FFICM preparation

If you have any comments/ suggestions, advice for those preparing for the FFICM or stumble across any good resources, please email the regional trainee representatives via the contact link above.

Official examinations website

  • Full details are available on the FICM website here

Useful resources


The stationary and requirements for workplace based assessments in ICM frequently change. They are published by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. Up to date forms are available through the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine website via this link

Until an NHS electronic portfolio for ICM is fully developed, the Faculty suggest trainees utilise the following logbook.

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