In 2013 Professor Sir John Temple, Dr Judith Hulf, and Professor Jon Cohen conducted an independent review of the current state and future directions of intensive care. One of the key recommendations of their report, Collaborating for Quality in Intensive Care, was a national forum for ICM and this was established as the Critical Care Leadership Forum (CCLF) in late 2013.
The CCLF incorporates all national professional organisations with a remit for critical care, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers. The CCLF is an important bridge between intensive care and the commissioning arm of NHS England, and provides links with the devolved nations to maintain unified professional standards and support across an increasingly diverse NHS. The CCLF aims to meet three times a year with administrative support from FICM.
The initial focus of its work will be on five priority work-streams: case mix programmes, research, workforce, standards and the UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance.
The SICS and SICSAG are both represented on the CCLF.
Current CCLF Chairman: Professor Julian Bion
Current CCLF Deputy Chairman: Dr Brian Cook