Thursday 4 February 2021

 

Join our ICS Professional Advisory Groups (PAGs) and be a part of our future...

Deadline for nominations: Monday 8 March 2021 at 5pm

Calling all nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, advanced practitioners in critical care (APCC), allied healthcare professionals (AHP), and specialty doctors, nominations are now open for you to join our Professional Advisory Groups 

The society recognises the importance of multi-professional teams in intensive care and how each of those people are essential to the delivery of patient care. We also understand that in order to to help shape the future of our specialty we need to make sure that everyone has a voice at the table, so we created our Professional Advisory Groups (PAGs) to do just that. 

Our PAGs help shape UK practice across all areas of intensive care and support regional connections and networks between the Society and the intensive care community to enable us to better understand their needs and identify the areas which need our support.

PAGs will also play a vital part in delivering our of 2020 and beyond work which provides a clear roadmap to improving the future of intensive care and much, much more....

In order to drive real change we need your help, so if you fall in to one of the Professional Advisory Groups categories below, apply now!

  APCC  
PAG
  AHP*  
PAG
  Nurses  
PAG 
Pharmacists
PAG
Physiotherapists
PAG 
Specialty Doctors
PAG


Deadline for nominations: Monday 8 March 2021 at 5pm

*Our PAGs have been created based on the number of individuals in each category of our membership. Membership categories with lower representation i.e occupational therapists have been grouped together under one PAG. This will be evaluated regularly.  

We have made great strides across research, standards, quality improvement, as well as fundraising, digital and online education and knowledge sharing to support members. Being a member of our PAGs is not just about representing the interests of your profession, it empowers you to develop your own networks and interests too. It also provides you with a clear pathway to stand for ICS Council which can lead all the way up ICS President. 

In addition to the PAGs, there are four wider ICS divisions ready to welcome your involvement. These include learning, research, public affairs and Standards. To learn more about these and our plans for the future, please have a look at Your Society - our Strategy 2019 - 2023.

Your voice will make a difference to the Intensive Care Society, your profession, and the future of Intensive Care Medicine.

What will I be doing?

By joining the Society's Professional Advisory Group, you will be:

  • Shaping intensive care and ensuring that your profession in ICM has a voice at the table. The PAG is the mechanism through which the views and expertise of your profession and members of the Society are represented at Council
  • Providing advice and expertise in matters relating to your profession to the ICS Council through the Professional Affairs Division
  • Promoting and supporting the work of the Society
  • Electing your chair and deputy chair to represent you on the ICS Council


How many spaces are available?

  • Each of the PAGs listed above will has up to 10 seats available 
  • The AHP PAG* has up to 10 seats available that will comprise of a mixture of representatives across the recognised AHP professions and who are not represented within the groups above.

*Our PAGs have been created based on the number of individuals in each category of our membership. Membership categories with lower representation i.e occupational therapists have been grouped together under one PAG. This will be evaluated regularly.  

How to participate

To nominate as a candidate, or propose or second a nominee you need to:

  • Please download the nomination form here.
  • Complete the form with details of your proposed and seconder, and a short written statement within the wordcount
  • Declare any conflict of interest
  • Confirm and send the nomination form to by 5pm Monday 8 March 2021


Please note the following:

  • This role is voluntary and you must be in the UK.
  • You must be an ICS member to apply as a nominee , propose or second a nominee.
  • Groups that receive more nominations than the number of spaces will proceed to the voting stage via an online system on behalf of the Intensive Care Society.


For more information

Read the FAQ  here, or we will be happy to address any questions or concerns you have about putting yourself forward - please write to Ananya for more information.

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