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  • 20 Dec 2018 10:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NoECCN Newsletter - Click to view the first newsletter of many! Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!

    NoECCN Newsletter Dec 19 No 1 (FINAL) v66.pdfEdition 1

  • 02 Nov 2018 11:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Presentations now available - CLICK HERE

  • 30 Jun 2017 07:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Queen's Award for Voluntary Service logo

    Last December, we were delighted to learn that ICUsteps Milton Keynes support group had been nominated for an award and in January were visited by Lady Howe to meet volunteers from ICUsteps and patients and relatives who've been helped by our charity.

    It was an enjoyable meeting and very touching and immensely humbling to hear from many patients and relatives who've come to our group about the difference it had made to their lives and their recovery. Lady Howe submitted her report to the Cabinet Office and we returned our attention to the usual business of the charity and arranging our upcoming congress.

    It came as a complete surprise when we were contacted by phone at the beginning of May by the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The email they'd tried to send had failed to arrive so after confirming our address they tried again while still on the line. It was a little surreal when the email arrived - the paragraph that stood out read: "The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and I am delighted to inform you that your group has been selected as a recipient for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service".

    ICUsteps co-founders Peter Gibb and Mo Peskett were invited to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 16th May but were required not to reveal that we were recipients of the award until the official announcement from Buckingham Palace on 2nd June.

    Mo Peskett summed up our thoughts:

    Peter and Mo at the Royal Gardem Party

    Being nominated and receiving the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was an extremely proud moment for us all.

    The award and recognition is a testament to all our volunteers and trustees who have worked tirelessly to support the work of ICUsteps over the past twelve years.

    Mo Peskett and Peter Gibb

  • 03 Feb 2017 08:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NECTAR have launched their website.



    • Information about making referals - Acute Transport Referal Form
    • Ventilated Patient Transfer Checklist
    • Primary Neurosurgical Transfer
    • Peadiatric Critical Care Infusions
    • Severe Asthma in Children
  • 02 Dec 2016 11:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Northern School Of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine

    The NSAICM trains for excellence in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Management. Our Trainees are supported throughout their training across the region by an enthusiastic team including the School Executive Committee, College Tutors, Educational and Clinical Supervisors, as well as dedicated administrative staff. Trainees achieve not only their CCT, but also a mature and experienced approach to their careers and enjoy the diverse beauty of our region in the process

    School Executive Committee 


    Celebrating 20 years of success

    The Northern School Of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine is celebrating 20 years since its formation. The school represented the first of its kind in the country and is looking forward to many more happy years! 

  • 24 Feb 2016 00:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)  and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) released the new sepsis definition  with the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3).


    Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction due to dysregulated host responses to infection.  Septic shock is a subset of sepsis where underlying circulatory and cellular/metabolic abnormalities are profound enough to substantially increase mortality 

    Read the full article Sepsis 3 JAMA, Feb 22, 2016


    qSOFA is inqSOFA score of 2 or 3 or a rise in the SOFA score of 2:

    • Includes normal responses to infection (eg. fever and tachycardia is not dysregulated infection; it’s just infection)

    Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) is out

    • SIRS has been shown to missed severe sepsis in 1 in 8 patients (NEJM 2015)
    NoECCN team
  • 10 Feb 2016 21:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Prevention, Detection and Rescue of Deteriorating Patients. Which combinations of interventions are most effective?

    An NIHR funded research collaboration between National Cardiac Arrest Audit (NCAA) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    As part of a major NIHR funded study into the effectiveness of current approaches to detecting and rescuing deteriorating patients in adult general wards in the NHS in England, we are conducting a survey of all acute trusts.

    We are asking all hospitals participating in National Cardiac Arrest Audit to complete a survey about their use of interventions such as track and trigger systems, critical care outreach, handover tools etc. The aim will be to understand the impact these various practices have on in-hospital cardiac arrest rates and survival. No individual hospitals will be identified in the findings and we hope to produce a report which maps current services across England as well as the quantitative analysis by the end of the year.

    The survey was sent to the main NCAA contact at each hospital (usually a resuscitation officer) late last year with a request to pass it on to the staff member most likely to be able to complete it (the majority respondents to date have been members of the Critical Care Outreach Team).  We would like to thank all those who have completed the survey so far, your input will be invaluable. If your Trust is yet to complete the survey then you might consider scheduling a phone conversation with our research team. It takes an average of 20 minutes to get all the information we need. If you haven’t heard about the survey and want to know more then please contact us via the email below.

    Please help us complete this valuable research.

    Many thanks

    Helen Hogan, Chief Investigator

    On behalf of the Deteriorating Patient Team (John Welch UCLH, Nick Black LSHTM, David Harrison ICNARC, Andrew Hutchings LSHTM)

    Email: deteriorate@lshtm.ac.uk

    Tel: 020 7958 8288

    Fax: 020 7927 2701

    Mail: Dr Helen Hogan, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Dept of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH

  • 22 Jan 2016 16:02 | Anonymous

    Please click the following link to access the NECTAR Service Standards.

    NECTAR Service Standards

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