Wessex Intensive Care Society (WICS)

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Welcome to the website for the Wessex Intensive Care Society

The Wessex Intensive Care Society (WICS) was established in the 1990'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.
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The following have all recently been appointed to consultant posts - many congratulations!
Dr Phil Dickinson - Scarborough Hospital (York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Dr Ruth Thomas
- Dorset Country Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Richard Partridge
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Tony Ashton - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Scott Prize for best trainee platform presentation at WICS 2013 was awarded to Dr Phil Dickinson for his presentation on 'the impact of automatic acceptance criteria for major trauma transfer'

2nd place - Nigel Chee 'Physician's perceptions of the diagnosis and management of patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) - A survey of intensive care physicians in the UK'
3rd place - James Keegan 'Length of Resuscitation Attempts for Cardiopulmonary Arrest'
Wessex ICS (WICS) Website is highly commended by Health Education Wessex in the Notable Practice Awards 2013
Congratulations to the following for their success in passing the final FFICM examination in October 2013

Dr Nigel Chee
Dr Duncan Chambler
Dr Phil Dickinson
Dr Jonathon Coates
Dr Richard Partridge

All candidates from Wessex were successful!
The prize for for best trainee poster presentation at WICS 2013 was awarded to Dr Tom Pratt for his poster on 'Percutaneous tracheostomy: improved documentation, demonstrated safety'
2nd place - Elisabeth Ashley 'Emphysematous pyelonephritis: A case series
3rd place - Phil Dickinson 'The use of #FOAMed and #SMACC for continuing professional development by intensivists in Wessex

Get your submissions in for #WICS2014 now!
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WICS 2014 - date & venue announced! Friday 6th June 2014. Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney NR Winchester, SO21 3NB. Details can be found here
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FFICM exam information and dates can be found here
Critical Eye here
Guidance on Revalidation in Intensive Care Medicine available
Details about national recruitment for ICM
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Southcoast Perioperative Audit & Research Collaboration (SPARC)
Now introducing SPARC-ICM! First project will be auditing Matching Michigan standards across the network.

For more information or to contact the SPARC team please visit SPARC
website and follow them on twitter
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Deadline for abstract submissions for #WICS2014 is Midnight Friday 23rd May 2014
Further details

wicsummersecretary@gmail.com if any queries
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ICM Training in Wessex

Details about ICM training in Wessex can be found:
1. On the regional information recruitment section on FICM webpage
2. On our
Deanery Website
3. By contacting our Regional Advisor, Deputy RA or Programme Director
4. Contact the Faculty Board Tutor if your query is related to training in a specific hospital
5. Lots of resources and information in this site.
Contact details can be found
New research positions: Congratulations to Dr Dave Pogson who has been appointed as Critical Care Specialty Group Lead for CRN Wessex and Professor Mike Grocott who is now Division 6 Lead. Please contact Dr Pogson to discuss any CRN research queries or proposals
WICS Summer Symposium 2014 - for more details about programme and online registration click here

This page was last updated on Saturday, April 12, 2014 15:30