About this section

The Critical Care Medicine Section’s purpose is to provide a forum for the discussion of critical care and related subjects, to enhance the relationships between critical care and other specialties and to provide a means by which members of the Section receive continuing medical education whilst trainees benefit from courses specifically designed to assist their needs.

Upcoming events

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Caring for cancer on our intensive care unit

Join top experts to review cases of critically unwell oncology patients, and explore the current research and future challenges in their care.

This webinar, led by intensivists at The Royal Marsden Hospital, will cover an aspect of intensive care medicine that many clinicians will encounter, yet fear, throughout their careers - the presentation and management of the critically ill patient with cancer.

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Critical Care Medicine Section: Audit and Quality Improvement Audit Prize


  • The top three entrants will receive an annual subscription to CRIT-IQ (an excellent resource for the FFICM)

Submission deadline 

Submission closed

Open to 

All UK and Ireland trainees in intensive care medicine but would be most suited to those sitting the primary or final FFICM.  

Application guidelines 

Submit a 300-word abstract that is a summary of a completed audit or quality improvement project which has contributed to the practice of intensive care medicine.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present a poster at a Critical Care Medicine meeting.

Submissions are closed

Critical Care Medicine Section: Student Elective Prize 


  • Up to £1,000 and a year’s free RSM membership 

Submission deadline 

Monday 1 February 2021

Open to 

UK medical students undertaking an elective or overseas observership as a recognised course component of their final year MBBS/MBPhD studies during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 500-word statement outlining the purpose of the elective or observership and its relevance to critical care medicine. In addition, please provide:

  • A letter of support from your current institution or a local placement
  • A summary of where and when the placement will be taken
  • Full details of any other scholarship awards, bursaries and financial support procured for the purpose of the placement

The winner will be required to give a 15-minute presentation at a Critical Care Medicine meeting.

Apply here

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Peter Shirley