Cambridge Critical Care

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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

Intensive versus standard lowering of blood pressure in the acute phase of intracranial haemorrhage

Intensive versus standard lowering of blood pressure in the acute phase of intracranial haemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Adriana Cordier

Study Question: Is intensive BP lowering (systolic BP goal < 140mmHg) better compared to standard BP lowering (systolic BP goal < 180mmHg) in the acute phase management of Intracranial Haemorrhage (ICH)?

Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care (NCCU) 2017

New higher clinical fellow posts on NCCU.


Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care, commencing from February or August 2018 (other start dates will be considered). These posts are particularly suitable for candidates considering an out of program experience from their base specialty at intermediate, or advanced level of ICM training, or for specialists requiring post-CCT experience in neurosciences critical care or major trauma critical care.

NCCU Journal Club: Early Troponin I in Critical Illness

Early troponin I in critical illness and its association with hospital mortality: a cohort study.

Or…. is routine troponin measurement a good idea?

Presented by Dr Odysseas Papazachariadis

Elevated troponin is a biomarker of myocardial distress, frequently seen in ICU patients and has been shown to be associated with poor outcome.