The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP) Enhanced Care Working Parties and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) are pleased to release, 'Enhanced Care: Guidance' for open consultation.
RCP's Enhanced Care Working Parties have been working with FICM to produce Enhanced Care: Guidance in response to feedback from fellows and members regarding the need for the development of enhanced care services and guidance on their delivery.
It has been developed by a multidisciplinary group, including the British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association, Intensive Care Society, National Association of Advanced Critical Care Practitioners, NHS England Adult Critical Care Clinical Reference Group, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal Colleges of Physicians (Edinburgh, Glasgow and London), the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance.
The guidance benefited from insights gathered via a focus group meeting, held in February 2019, that included individuals who had successfully developed enhanced care services in their hospitals.
RCP and FICM would now like to seek wider views on the final draft of the document.
The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 13 December.