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Cambridge Critical Care Education Group

This blog has been developed by the staff of all three intensive care units in Cambridge: Cardiothoracic Critical Care at Royal Papworth Hospital and the John V Farman Intensive Care and Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Units at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We are continuously developing this blog to support teaching and recruitment, but please also contact us about employment opportunities – we can usually design specific rotations to suit interests and experience.

Lately, we have developed the Cambridge Clinical Medicine Programme which has been designed to enhance the clinical and non clinical skills of experienced clinicians and broaden their understanding of healthcare education, research, leadership, and leadership. This programme includes the PGCert in Clinical Research, Education, and Leadership which we offer in conjunction with either rotational or single unit fellow posts in any of the intensive care units in Cambridge.


Cambridge Future Trauma Care ’18. 

Our Critical Care Units

There are three adult critical care units in Cambridge, NCCU and JVF are at Addenbrooke’s Hospital while our Cardiothoracic ICU is at Royal Papworth Hospitals. Both hospitals will be shortly co-localised on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Education, Research, Courses

We have vibrant education and research clusters across critical care in Cambridge. Our educational activity includes local teaching and journal clubs on each of the three units plus annual Cambridge Critical Care Group Study Days three times per year which are free to all trainees in the East of England.

We have a worldwide reputation for our research which is conducted into traumatic brain injury, lung inflammation, machine learning and health informatics, coagulopathy of trauma, amongst a wide range of other fields.

Recent Education Blog Posts

Hepatology for ICM Study Day: Acute Pancreatitis in the ICU

Dr James Varley (ICM Consultant, Addenbrooke’s Hospital) takes us through the ICU aspects of the management of acute pancreatitis.

Covering key aspects of this important condition for all ICU practitioners.  A pdf presention here.

Hepatology for ICM Study Day: Liver Transplant Selection

Who gets a new liver and why?  Dr Will Gelson, Consultant in Hepatology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, fills in the blanks.

Conditions, prognostication and outcome.  A pdf presention here.

Hepatology for ICM Study Day: Chronic Liver Disease on the ICU

Chronic liver disease affects many of our patients in ICU.  Dr Stephen Ford takes us through the key aspects of the key issues on our Hepatology for ICM study day, December 2017.

Dr Stephen Ford takes us through key aspects of chronic liver disease on the ICU.  A whirlwind journey taking in hepatorenal syndrome, immunoparesis, haemofiltration in hyponatraemia, and acute-on-chronic liver failure.  A pdf presentation.