Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals offer fantastic training opportunities in Intensive Care Medicine across our two main sites

We offer GMC approved training in Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 (Advanced)  Intensive Care Medicine

The RVI is a Major Trauma Centre and a Regional Burns Unit allowing us to provide modules in Trauma and Stabilisation and Neuro Intensive Care as part of the Intensive Care Medicine Curriculum.


The Freeman is home to the Institute of Transplantation and also specialises in complex major surgery, complex interventional radiology, complex cardiothoracics and is the regional centre for ENT, vascular, urology and hepatic-biliary surgery including pancreatitis.


Across the city, experience can be gained in the following areas of Intensive Care Medicine:  General Medical, Surgical, Trauma, Burns, Plastics,  Neurosciences, Obstetrics, Home Ventilation, Transplantation, Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Renal and Cardiothoracics.

We can offer Mentors and Supervisors in Focused Intensive Care Echo (FICE), and Critical Care Ultrasound (CUSIC) and hope to create fellowships for future trainees in point of care ultrasound (POCUS)

The RVI currently has a post CCT Fellow in home ventilation

Weekly interruption free ICU teaching is provided, as is Journal club, regular radiology teaching and meetings, and Morbidity and Mortality meetings

There is a developing In-situ Simulation Training Programme in addition to Simulation Suites at Freeman and RVI, and a new Education centre at the RVI.

The department is actively involved in Research and Quality Improvement providing opportunities for trainees within these areas

We are currently enrolling patients into the REST trail, PEPTIC trial, 65 Trial, and Energise Trial to name a few.

Resources for Trainees  

Below is a section of useful local and regional resources for trainees at the RVI

The Flipped 


Listen to and digest the learning material before 

the event then hone your understanding during the lesson



Podcast for RVI critical care

Trainee Handbook


Podcast for RVI critical care

Insitu Simulation Info