The Wessex Intensive Care Society (WICS) was established in the 1980's. It has rapidly developed into a society which brings together intensive care health professionals across the Wessex region.
Our aim is to advance medical practice within our intensive care units and hospitals and provide supportive training and quality education.


Guest authors from the WICS region have contributed to this comprehensive blog: learning and sharing to develop better patient care.

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A collection of free, open-access resources for patient care, specialist recommendation, teaching and learning.

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Health Professionals

A section of pages dedicated to professionals in Intensive Care Medicine: doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists and many more

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Patients and Relatives

Help, advice and information for the general public, patients and their friends and family

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Wessex Intensive Care Society: News


Faculty of Intensive Care Society: logo


About WICS

WICS has rapidly developed into an important society for ensuring good clinical intensive care practice, active research and a strong culture of education and training.

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Affiliated Critical Care Units

There are nine NHS hospital trusts across the South Coast of the UK affiliated with WICS.

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Four committee members administrate WICS although many others contribute to the success of the society.

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WICS Constitution

The WICS Constitution was last revised in 2014, and it provides a policy by which WICS operates.

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Next FFICM Exam

MCQ 11th July 2017
Applications 10th April to 1st June

OSCE/SOE 10th and 11th October 2017
Applications 10th July to 31st August

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WICS Winter Meeting is kindly supported by Gambro-Baxter, who will be demonstrating their new Prismalung extracorporeal CO2 removal device, which integrates with existing Prismaflex haemofilters. Not to be missed. March 28th. wessexics.com/course… pic.twitter.com/6cP1…