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 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 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 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.

Community Rehabilitation Alliance (CRA) Community Rehabilitation Alliance (CRA)

We are proud to be members of the Community Rehabilitation Alliance set up by the The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

The alliance, which was set up in 2019, is made up of more than 50 charities and professional bodies who are all committed to improving commissioning, planning and delivery of rehabilitation.

The Community Rehabilitation Alliance Northern Ireland, the Right to Rehab Coalition in Scotland and the Right to Rehab Campaign in Wales all share a similar make up, vision and priorities.

Collectively we are calling for:

  1. political commitment to deliver universal access to rehabilitation to meet needs
  2. Improvements in the quality of rehabilitation services through new models, better data collection, planning, commissioning, and delivery of services

we joined the CRA in 2023 as a way of continuing to champion the vital care our community provides, raise awareness of critical care rehabilitation and the need for robust services that support patients not just while they are on the ICU but all the way from step down to  discharge into the community. 

Rehabilitation and recovery enables people to regain life skills, return to work, maintain mobility and manage symptoms.

It can slow disease progression and optimise the effectiveness of treatments. It is also critical to prevention. It can reduce fragility fractures, the risk of falls and the development of long-term conditions.

All of which helps to prevent readmission to acute services, reduces social care needs and helps to prevent disability, with its impact on people’s mental and physical health. 

Click here to read the CRA’s most recent manifesto.

Click here to see our latest news items on rehab [option to link to organisation’s news pages and any relevant statements on rehab]