There will be a General Meeting of PICS held at 21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY on 8 March 2016 at 15.00 to address a resolution to approve the incorporation process as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This is a very important step for PICS, please take some time to read the linked documents below and act accordingly.
PICS Council are delighted to present the 5th edition of the PICS Standards. Over the years, PICS Standards have become synonymous with the pursuit of excellence within our intensive care and this updated version continues this tradition.
I would like to thank Kevin Morris, Past President of PICS and his steering committee for producing these standards.
The standards have been given a slightly different format. The new format makes it easier to self-assess your services against the standards. They have also included the recent publications “Facing the Future” and “Time to Move On” to update staffing and level 1 and 2 critical care issues.
We hope that you will find the new standards format useful
The Resuscitation Council (UK) has just opened a public consultation on the Emergency Care and Treatment Plan (ECTP). The consultation is open till 29 Feb 2016
PICS and the Intensive Care Society have released a joint statement relating to the current situation regarding the changes in contracts for junior doctors within the NHS.
Non Invasive Ventilation for Neonates & Children in Acute Settings
20th & 21th May 2016
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
University Hospital Of North Midlands
VENUE: Keele Hall, Keele University,
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
RCPCH CPD points applied for
DATES: 20—21st May 2016
Availability of UK PICU beds is known to be limited, particularly during periods of high demand, such as the winter period (winter surge).
Last Surge teleconference 12:00 14/12/15:
Few beds in London and South. North currently full.
Next National Surge teleconference is 12:00 on Friday 18th December.
PICS Study Day at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, L12 2AP.
May 14th 2016
Free for PICS members.
26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases will be held from 9 – 12 April 2016 in Amsterdam.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 20 January 2016
Online registration and further details http://www.eccmid.org/
ESPID is pleased to announce that our 2016 annual meeting will be held this year on 10-14 May in Brighton. This is a unique opportunity for clinicians and researchers involved in PIDs in the UK to share their advances and achievement in the field.
As well, ESPID 2016 is the premier opportunity to learn about cutting edge techonology, the most advanced research and to hear from international experts in PID. Further details and booking HERE
Details of forthcoming SPRinT courses held at the Royal Brompton Hospital are provided below: