Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography

Wessex offers FICE approved training days and mentorship in several of the region’s hospitals.

What is FICE?

FICE is Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography.

It is an approved, national accreditation that recognises important echocardiography skills for Intensive Care clinician.

The accreditation is co-administered between the Intensive Care Society, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the British Society of Echocardiographers. It involves a training day followed by 50 supervised echo procedures (10 directly observed and 40 indirectly observed).

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Who runs FICE courses in Wessex?

Southampton and Bournemouth run regular FICE approved courses. These will be added regularly to the WICS courses system.

Who is a FICE mentor in Wessex?

Below is a list of FICE approved mentors who can assist with local supervision of training logs. For the most up to date list, search the FICE database:


  • Richard Clinton (Intensivist)
  • Jonathan Coates (Intensivist)
  • Jodie Green (Cardiac Physiologist)
  • Emma Lane (Cardiac Physiologist)
  • Helen Peet (Intensivist)


  • Charlotte Allen (Cardiac Intensivist)
  • Nick Goddard (Cardiac Intensivist & Wessex FICE Lead)
  • Benoh Shah (Cardiologist)


  • Anthony Ashton (Intensivist)


  • Christine Chase (Cardiac Physiologist)
  • Nigel Chee (Intensivist)
  • Katie Martin (Cardiac Physiologist)
  • Amy Pine (Cardiac Physiologist)
  • Iryna Stewart (Cardiac Physiologist)


  • Chris Steadman (Cardiologist)

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