Thursday, 21 December, 2017
In the December 2017 re-submission to the Medical Council, applying for recognition of the JFICMI’s postgraduate training programme, the following wording has been agreed for the JFICMI’s governance status.
The Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland was established in 2008 by agreement with the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as an evolution of the Conjoint Board of Intensive Care Medicine, which was established in 1994. It is a Joint Faculty, in that it has representation from the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. The primary function of the JFICMI as agreed by all its constituent colleges and bodies is to represent Intensive Care Medicine in Ireland in respect of training, examination and accreditation in intensive care medicine. This is in line with international best practice. From a governance perspective, JFICMI is a Faculty within the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, which is one of 13 post graduate specialist training bodies recognised by the Medical Council of Ireland. This governance construct has been agreed with the other constituent training bodies, RCPI and RCSI. The overall governance of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland is its Council and the Board of JFICMI reports directly to the Council of CAI.