Teaching and Learning

Regional training days

As a trainee you will be expected to attend a set number of regional training days throughout the training year in addition to local teaching at your trust. Each school will have a minimum number of events you are expected to attend in order to achieve a successful outcome at your ARCP.

Regional training days should be booked through the Intensive Care Programme and can be found on the KSS events calendar webpage. To attend a regional training day, you should book study leave with your trust according to their notice period, usually a minimum of six weeks. If you are unable to attend, you must give your school a valid reason for non-attendance. This may include:

  • your trust being unable to release you from service (if this recurs, please contact your School)
  • pre-booked leave (although you shouldn’t make a habit of this)
  • illness/bereavement/special leave
  • exams
  • working nights

Your attendance or non-attendance at each event will be noted and made available to the ARCP panel. The reasons above will be taken into account by the panel, providing they are valid.

Note – trainees must book their place before attending. Trainees who do not book a place may be turned away due to capacity. Trainees who have booked but can no longer attend should aim to give their School at least 48 hours’ notice so that another trainee can attend in their place. Trainees who do not attend and fail to give a valid reason beforehand will be reported to their training programme director.

Trainees will be expected to attend other educational activities organised by their Trusts such as grand rounds and specialty departmental education sessions wherever possible. Examples of such educational activity include clinical governance meetings, audit meetings and clinical class as well as targeted teaching.

Trainees should keep records of all educational activity and should in turn remember that good medical practice expects all doctors to teach themselves.

Other Intensive Care Medicine events

KSS trainees are eligible to book London ICM regional training days depending on availability. To find out about these regional training days, please contact the School directly.

For more information about The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FCIM) and their events please visit their FCIM event webpage.

Information on educational events and seminars organised by the Intensive Care Society can be found on the Intensive Care Society webpage.

Special interests

Opportunities exist to develop special interests, including critical care echocardiography, teaching and high-fidelity simulation.

Out of Programme experience

We are very supportive of trainees who wish to undertake some of their training overseas or in specialised units within the United Kingdom – subject to all necessary approvals.

Other educational activities

Trainees will be expected to attend other educational activities organised by their Trusts such as grand rounds and specialty departmental education sessions wherever possible. Examples of such educational activity include clinical governance meetings, audit meetings and clinical class as well as targeted teaching. Trainees should keep records of all educational activity and should in turn remember that good medical practice expects all doctors to teach themselves.