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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Mike Margarson and the team at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, put on an excellent day on Friday 16th June.

All the talks have been blogged, and a selection of photos are in the gallery. Read it all here: http://www.wessexics.com/tag/wics2017

Next year’s meeting will be hosted by Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth (date to be decided)

Winner of the Scott Prize

Dr Yelland receives her prize for best podium presentation from Dr Andy Ball and Richard Carter


In brief…

  • Next FFICM exams are 11th July 2017 (MCQ) and 10th/11th October 2017 (OSCE/SOE)
  • The FICM Exam PREP course is 21st/22nd September 2017
  • Examination observers are welcome in October 2017 and should contact Sophie Taylor (staylor@rcoa.ac.uk)
  • e-ICM has been updated to include online learning content for all levels of ICM training
  • Work Based Assessments can be linked to multiple competencies. Trainees and supervisors are advised to be efficient with this process.
  • FICM Annual Meeting will be 24th May 2017 at the RCoA
  • The 2017 ACCP Conference will be 9th June 2017 at the RCoA
  • Unit briefs on the FICM website can be updated by contacting Susan Hall (shall@rcoa.ac.uk)
  • GPICS version 2 is due to be published in 2018. Comments should be sent to ficm@rcoa.ac.uk

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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