As a Society we're part of a number of alliances which allow us to better support our members and amplify the voices of our critial care community. Working losely with our colleagues both within intensive care and beyond helps us make a bigger impact and work towards a brighter future of intensive care for everyone.

UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance

Logo for the UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance, including logos for the RCN, BACCN, CC3N, NOrF, ICS & PCCS
The UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance (UKCCNA), established in 2013, provides a structured mechanism to facilitate collaborative working with all nationally recognised critical care nursing organisations across the United Kingdom. The aim of the UKCCNA is to be proactive and visionary about service requirements, providing quality assurance, enhancing the service, quality of care, patient experience and outcomes in critical care. 

The member organisations of the UKCCNA are:

  • Royal College of Nursing (Critical Care and Flight Nursing Forum)
  • British Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Critical Care National Network Nurse Lead Forum (CC3N)
  • National Outreach Forum
  • Intensive Care Society (N&AHP Committee)
  • Paediatric Critical Care Society

The UKCCNA develops a shared understanding of issues that affect critical care nursing at a local and national level, with a key focus on issues relating to training, education, workforce, standards and research. This provides a national platform for all critical care nursing organisations to identify, discuss and address issues of common concern, avoiding unnecessary duplication of projects and gaining a clear collaborative consensus.

The UKCCNA is actively engaging and contributing to the broader multi-professional quality agenda for critical care services across the UK. It is part of the Critical Care Leadership Forum and now well represented at various national critical care related forums. It endeavours to engage with all relevant stakeholders and be a strong leadership body and advocate for critical care nursing, so that the view of the critical care nurses are considered and their voices are heard at all times.

UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

The logo for the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, including a shield which says HACC


The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change is an alliance of UK-based health organisations representing about 1 million health professionals.

They coordinate action, provide leadership, and amplify the voice of health professionals across the UK.

The Society has been a member since November 2021.

Their work is focussed on three key aims to:

Raise awareness

Increasing knowledge and understanding of the links between health and climate change

Empower people

Empowering health professionals to advocate for better responses to climate change

Influence change

Encouraging decision makers to strengthen policies that protect public health from climate change

Inequalities in Health Alliance

The Inequalities in Health Alliance
We are proud to be part of the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA), a coalition of organisations who have come together to campaign for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities. The IHA has been convened by the Royal College of Physicians.

The IHA was launched in October 2020, when it wrote to the prime minister to ask government to do three things: 

  • develop a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities 
  • commence the socio-economic duty, section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 
  • adopt a ‘child health in all policies’ approach. 

Membership is open to registered charities, NHS and social care organisations, public bodies, community groups and campaigning organisations that have an interest in reducing health inequality. Members of the IHA contribute to its ongoing campaign by promoting the ask for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities to government, their memberships and networks. 

The Society has been a member since 2021.