The Intensive Care Society

The Intensive Care Society

Charity information

The Intensive Care Society

The Foundation’s aim is to save lives by funding research into new treatments for all critically ill patients. There are two main reasons for supporting research in this area - one to save lives as 1 in 4 people die in ICU ; the other is to improve the quality of life of patients who survive intensive care. Symptoms of survivors can include; post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and the social and emotional problems that can result in such loss of jobs, depression, stress on families. Research will help formally identify the full range of issues survivors have to deal with which will ultimately allow for early diagnosis and treatment to improve the quality of lives of the intensive care patients and their families.

In collaboration with the Intensive Care Society and its members, together with wider healthcare community, developing new products and services, the Foundation intends to lead in the delivery of higher quality patient care by researching into and contributing to evidence based best practice.

The Foundation will encourage local implementation of improved practice by developing a network of critical care units that fully contribute to the research programme and then implement the findings to improve patient care. Over a period of time, the Foundation expects to have a significant impact on the critically ill – saving more lives and enabling a higher quality of life after care.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    To improve care for patients and ensure a speedy recovery of the critically ill by funding research into Intensive care medicine, procedures and processes. The Foundation also seeks to nurture and foster New Investigators and seed fund new areas of research within the speciality.

  • Aims

    The Intensive Care Society aims to:

    • To Improve the outcomes of patients in Intensive care
    • To foster, and encourage research in Intensive care by supporting New Investigators through grants and awards
  • Overview

    Established: January 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1039236

    Board members: 10

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 0207 280 4350

    Address: Churchill House 35 Red Lion Square WC1R 4SG

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