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Call for reviewers for Nursing in Critical Care

21st Feb 2024

Are you an expert in critical care (or have a background in critical care) and able to peer review (and provide constructive feedback) on manuscripts submitted to Nursing in Critical Care? If so, we would love you to join our amazing team of reviewers. read more..

Results of 2023 Membership Survey

12th Feb 2024

A BACCN Membership Survey was circulated to members on the 22nd August 2023 and closed on the 20th October 2023.   The BACCN board would like to thank members who were able to contribute to the survey and provide valuable feedback to the association.  read more..

Care of Non-tunnelled Central Venous Catheters in United Kingdom Critical Care Units: Focus Group

12th Feb 2024

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen are conducting a research study into the care of central lines. They would like to ask you to volunteer to participate in a focus group to explore how you approach looking after central lines. read more..

Care of Non-tunnelled Central Venous Catheters in United Kingdom Critical Care Units: Survey

12th Feb 2024

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen are conducting a research study into the care of central lines. They would like to ask Senior Charge Nurses to volunteer to participate in their study and complete a short questionnaire regarding care practices related to central lines in your critical care unit. read more..

New Nursing in Critical Care Co-Editor-in-Chief

2nd Feb 2024

The BACCN are delighted to welcome Dr. Nina Stewart as the new co-editor-in-chief to Nursing in Critical Care. read more..

39th Annual BACCN Conference 2024 has launched!

2nd Feb 2024

The 39th Annual BACCN Conference 2024 has launched and is open for registration and abstract submission. Take advantage of the super early bird rate until 28th February 2024. read more..

Critical Care Playscript

16th Oct 2023

BACCN is really proud to support the Critical Care Playscript which lifts the masks worn by women who were nurses working in ICUs in the UK during the pandemic. read more..

Applications are invited for the position of co-Editor-in-Chief of Nursing in Critical Care

16th Oct 2023

Nursing in Critical Care is a high quality international scholarly journal (Impact Factor 3.0) and is the official journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses. It publishes articles on all aspects of critical care nursing practice, research, education, and management. read more..

BACCN Regional Awards

5th Oct 2023

Awards were made for Study Event of the Year, Chair of the Year, and most Innovative Committee of the Year at the BACCN Conference in Nottingham, 2023 read more..

Updating the BACCN Position Statement on Visiting Adult Critical Care Units

5th Oct 2023

If you wish to help on this update and guidance, please submit your expressions of interest on the form attached by 29h of October read more..

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change has recently launched a report on biodiversity, climate change and health.

29th Sep 2023

Health is adversely impacted by climate & ecological crises and the BACCN is represented on the UKHACC by Trish McCready. read more..

Board Changes

28th Sep 2023

Following the BACCN AGM held on 12th September we are delighted to announce Ian Naldrett as the new Chair of BACCN. We also welcome Latifat Awotedu to the board in the role of Professional Advisor. Are you interested in joining our Board? read more..

Honorary Fellowships 2023 announced

27th Sep 2023

At the BACCN Conference 2023 in Nottingham we were delighted to award Honorary Fellowships to Nicki Credland and Catherine Plowright. read more..

Your input requested to shape the future of sepsis research!

20th Sep 2023

Sepsis Research FEAT - in conjunction with the James Lind Alliance - has launched a survey to shape the future of sepsis research. The sepsis priority setting partnership (PSP) will identify and prioritise unanswered questions relating to sepsis. read more..

The End-of-Life Care For All (e-ELCA) elearning programme now features a new session on recognising palliative care needs.

14th Sep 2023

The resource describes common palliative care needs and offers guidance on how to identify these needs and provide the most appropriate care on an individual basis read more..

Take part in a survey on the topic of difficult intravenous access (DIVA).

7th Sep 2023

A critical care outreach nurse at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, is undertaking research looking at how clinical practice guidelines translate into practice for patients who experience difficult IV access (DIVA). read more..

Patient safety modules launched for acute care professionals

6th Sep 2023

Acute Care professionals in health and care can now access new modules of the Patient Safety Syllabus training elearning sessions on the elfh portal which have been tailored to support the specific needs of their profession.  read more..

Membership Survey - complete to win!

22nd Aug 2023

Your views are important - please check your e-mail/membership locker to find our membership survey. read more..

New learning path supports equality diversity and inclusion in end-of-life care

10th Aug 2023

A new learning path on equality diversity and inclusion (EDI) has been added to the End-of-Life Care for All elearning programme. read more..

Organ and Tissue Donation eLearning Package is now live!

1st Aug 2023

We are pleased to announce that the NHS Blood and Transplant eLearning package for Organ and Tissue Donation is now available. This interactive package is available across all Devolved Nations designed to increase knowledge and dispell myths. read more..

Research into Ketamine as the primary sedation agent for mechanically ventilated patients on ICU

18th Jul 2023

Invitation to participate in survey for research investigating sedation practices for mechanically ventilated patients on ICU around the UK, with a focus on the use of Ketamine as the primary sedation agent. read more..

Join us as part of the BACCN National Board and help make a difference!

4th Jul 2023

Are you passionate about critical care nursing? Do you want to develop your skills by working at a national level to influence future policy and practice? We are actively seeking people from all backgrounds to join the National Board team. If you are a current BACCN member and part of a regional committee then please get in touch. We are particularly keen to receive applications from nurses from under-represented groups. read more..

New handbook supports healthcare support workers throughout their career

21st Jun 2023

A new digital handbook for healthcare support workers (HCSWs) has been developed by NHS England elearning for healthcare in partnership with the London region HCSW programme team. read more..

Invitation for nominations for Honorary Fellowship

14th Jun 2023

BACCN are pleased to announce an invitation for nominations for BACCN Honorary Fellow. Fellows are registered nurses who have made an exceptional contribution to the BACCN at national or regional level. They will have held key positions on the National Board or Regional Committee and contributed to significant workstreams, acting as an inspirational leader through clinical innovation, practice development, education or research that improved patient care. read more..

Request to evaluate a new NIHR-funded film about communication with patients

4th May 2023

A team from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford would like anonymous feedback from all healthcare professionals about an animation they have developed to facilitate family-centred conversations. read more..

Gloves Off!

3rd May 2023

With World #Handhygieneday this Friday the ICS have created posters to help highlight when you don’t need to reach for a pair of gloves. read more..

Research into decision-making about the withdrawal of treatment at the end of life in intensive care

19th Apr 2023

If you are a doctor or a nurse with more than one year of experience of working in intensive care settings, researchers would like to hear about your experiences and opinions. read more..

What is most important for prolonged-stay ICU patients and their family members?

14th Mar 2023

A researcher at Kings College London is undertaking a UK-based Delphi survey addressing what is most important for prolonged-stay ICU patients and their family members is now live! read more..

Survey of Digital Interventions to Support Families of Adult Intensive Care patients

13th Mar 2023

Please complete a survey to understand current use of digital technologies such as virtual visiting to support ICU families in adult ICUs as well as views on broadening their adoption and the challenges involved in doing so. read more..

Expressions of Interest for the Position of Editorial Intern

9th Mar 2023

The BACCN NICC Journal are seeking expressions of interest for the opportunity to work on an editorial internship to last up to 18 months to learn and / or consolidate the skills necessary to become an associate editor. read more..

Take part in research to examine the end-of-life education provided to critical care nurses.

8th Mar 2023

Critical care nurses with more than a year’s experience in the field are invited to take part in research in palliative care. read more..

Share your views on an Iatrogenic Withdrawal Syndrome (IWS) assessment

7th Mar 2023

Your opinions are needed on the need for a screening tool to assess the presence of Iatrogenic Withdrawal Syndrome (IWS) in the adult ICU read more..

Call for participants!

2nd Mar 2023

As the successful applicant of the BACCN ethnic minority award, Nikki Yun is conducting a research study exploring the experiences of nurses from an ethnic minority group working in an Intensive Care Unit. read more..

Are you willing to share & explore your experiences & narratives of being a female ITU nurse #COVID-19

28th Feb 2023

Stacey, via tracys@coventry.ac.uk, is recruiting for online interviews and #writing for theatre workshops. read more..

Clinical Reference Group Stakeholder Registration

16th Feb 2023

When commissioning specialised services, ensuring all stakeholders have the opportunity to be involved and contribute their views is vital. The NHS Clinical Reference Group stakeholder lists enable this to happen. read more..

Join the BACCN National Board!

15th Feb 2023

Come and join the BACCN National Board and help us shape and grow the association for the future. read more..

Obituary - Pat Ashworth (1930- 2023)

14th Feb 2023

It is with sadness that we at the BACCN report to you the death of Pat Ashworth who died on 26th January 2023 in Northern Ireland, having been in hospital since December 2022. Many of you should know her name, as she was the founding Editor of the now Intensive and Critical Care Nursing in 1985. read more..

Call for reviewers for Nursing in Critical Care

10th Feb 2023

Are you an expert in critical care (or have a background in critical care) and able to peer review (and provide constructive feedback) on manuscripts submitted to Nursing in Critical Care? If so, we would love you to join our amazing team of reviewers. read more..

Has the pandemic had an impact on your attitude toward vaccination? Your opinion matters!

30th Jan 2023

WFPHA invites all health professionals to fill out a survey to understand any sentiment changes concerning the COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccinations. read more..

UKCCNA Position Statement: Nurse Staffing –17th Jan 2023

19th Jan 2023

The UKCCNA have released a Position Statement on Nurse Staffing, in particular recommendations around the redeployment of staff to mitigate risks across NHS organisations. read more..

Critical Care Susnet Sharing Hour: 6 Feb 3 pm - 4 pm

9th Jan 2023

The next Critical Care Susnet Sharing Hour will be held 6 Feb, 3pm-4pm, on Zoom. The theme is: Measuring impact of environmental sustainability projects in critical care. All welcome – MDT, students, clinicians, educators, researchers, managers & industry! read more..

BACCN Statement on Social Justice

5th Jan 2023

The BACCN believes in creating a fair environment and context for all those that are socially disadvantaged. We acknowledge that we do not live in a fair world and that society can discriminate against those from marginalised (people who are excluded from parts of society) groups. We live in a society where values such as honesty, respect, dignity, care, compassion, and equity are under constant threat from societal pressures. Therefore, we uphold fairness for everyone, and this includes staff that work in the critical care environment as well as our critically ill patients and their families. Social justice makes the balance between societal advantages and problems more equitable. read more..

Your Skills Pass - Healthcare

14th Dec 2022

Build upon your career this winter, these free modules will support your skills, knowledge and development in supporting a Critical Care respiratory surge in children. read more..

RCN Strike action and critical care nursing: a position statement from UKCCNA

9th Dec 2022

This statement on critical care nurse staffing (including registered nurses, nursing associates and nursing support workers) and upcoming strike action has been prepared by the UKCCNA and includes expert advice from the RCN. read more..

Clinical guidance on Supply disruption: Baxter dual chamber blood giving sets

29th Nov 2022

The following is joint clinical guidance from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Association of Anaesthetists, the Intensive Care Society, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. read more..

Survey on changes to organ donation legislation.

21st Nov 2022

BACCN members are invited to participate in a short online survey on changes to organ donation legislation. read more..

VCCN are looking for RNs

15th Nov 2022

VCCN are looking for RNs who are interested in exploring a unique cross discipline educational approach to intensive care nursing. read more..

ICU nurse views requested for research trial.

1st Nov 2022

Trial testing NO routine gastric residual (GRV) measurement compared to regular GRV measurement to guide enteral feeding in critically ill adults. read more..

Adult Sepsis Risk Matrix

28th Oct 2022

An adult Sepsis Risk Matrix resource has been released taken from the AoMRCs position paper on Initial Antimicrobial Treatment of Sepsis read more..

Fatigue after critical illness.

13th Oct 2022

Researchers at Oxford Brookes are looking for people to help them develop strategies to manage fatigue after critical illness. read more..

ICS - Unexpected Death of a Colleague First Aid Kit

20th Sep 2022

The sudden or unexpected death of a colleague through suicide or other causes is likely to cause significant distress. The purpose of the ICS “First Aid Kit” is intended as something that can be quickly pulled off the shelf to allow for the ease of response when colleagues may be distressed, and time to search through wider resources may be limited. read more..

NICC - Expressions of interest in the post of Infographics Associate Editor

7th Sep 2022

The BACCN Journal, Nursing in Critical Care, is seeking Expressions of interest in the post of Infographics Associate Editor read more..

HSIB Report - The use of an appropriate flush fluid with arterial lines

11th Aug 2022

The HSIB have released a report to help improve patient safety in relation to the use of a flush fluid with arterial lines read more..

​Embedding sustainability in governance, structure and culture - Virtual Roundtable

19th Jul 2022

Members of UKHACC are invited to join the third of their "In Conversation" lunchtime sessions on Wednesday 24 August 2022, 12.00-13.30 read more..

Study into your self-care and wellbeing activities

8th Jul 2022

Oxford Brookes University are conducting a mixed methods study and would like to hear about your self-care and wellbeing activities read more..

The Critical Care Susnet Sharing Hour

5th Jul 2022

All are invited to attend a new bi-monthly online opportunity to share sustainability projects, ask questions and network with others in the critical care community who have an interest in improving the environmental footprint of intensive care units.  read more..

Donation Actions Framework released

30th Jun 2022

BACCN are pleased to see the release of the Professional, Ethical and Legal Framework for Deceased Organ Donation Actions read more..

Intensive Care Society Thriving at Work Events Summer-Winter 2022

30th Jun 2022

The ICS have designed a series of free on-line courses tailored specifically to ICU staff and their clinical experiences. These are facilitated live by trained psychologists.  Read more HERE read more..

Joint ICS and UKCCNA Position Statement on Critical Care Staffing Standards, June 2022

10th Jun 2022

The Intensive Care Society, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance (UKCCNA) along with our partner organisations continue to recommend adherence to minimum critical care staffing levels as laid out in the Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services (GPICS). read more..

National infection prevention and control manual for England publication

20th Apr 2022

The NIPCM has been produced to provide an evidence-based practice manual for use by all those involved in care provision in England and should be adopted as mandatory guidance in NHS settings or settings where NHS services are delivered and the principles should be applied in all care settings. read more..

Oral Care in Critical Care

8th Apr 2022

We are looking for critical care nurses working in the UK to help us with our research. read more..

Invitation to contribute to research

16th Mar 2022

Do you use the National Early Warning Score 2 as part of your role? If so, researchers would love to hear your experience of using it and what you think of it. read more..

NICE rapid guideline on NG191 Managing COVID-19

15th Mar 2022

Following the recent involvement of BACCN the Managing COVID-19 guideline has been updated to include awake prone positioning and non-invasive respiratory support and published on the NICE website read more..

International Council of Nurses launches #NursesforPeace social media campaign

7th Mar 2022

ICN has launched a #NursesforPeace social media campaign to join nurses across the world in solidarity with the nurses of Ukraine read more..

Critical Care Nurse Consultant Project

4th Mar 2022

The BACCN are keen to understand the current roles of Critical Care Nurse Consultants in the UK in 2022. Focus groups will be held 6th April 2022 read more..

From the Frontline

18th Jan 2022

BACCN are proud to share the newly-released, groundbreaking film from StoryLab at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK: From the Frontline read more..

Vacancies for a Team Leader and Band 5 & 6 Nurses

21st Dec 2021

States of Guernsey are looking for nurses to join their critical care team in the intensive care unit in Guernsey. read more..

New Paediatric Digital Skills Passports

21st Dec 2021

Passports to help staff to understand, document & acquire new skills to support the safe delivery of Critical Care in adults & children in a surge model of care. read more..

Investigation into Arterial Line Safety

10th Dec 2021

The BACCN have been asked to contribute to an investigation into arterial line safety with the Health Care Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB). read more..

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report

19th Nov 2021

Treating COVID-19 patients using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) outside of a critical care unit. read more..

Research Study calls for clinicians who currently deliver frontline care to adult critical care patients in the UK

16th Nov 2021

Northumbria University invites you to participate in a group concept mapping study to explore your views on the culture of rehabilitation, physical activity and movement in critical care. read more..

No Trace = Wong Place: Unrecognised oesophageal intubation

5th Nov 2021

Royal College of Anaesthesia & Difficult Airway Society videos are available to help prevent unrecognised oesophageal intubation. read more..

Workforce wellbeing best practice framework

21st Oct 2021

The purpose of this document is to provide a best practice framework to guide commissioners and budget holders, senior hospital management and the intensive care team on ways to provide the best possible employee experience within intensive care. read more..

Adult Critical Care - GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report

13th Oct 2021

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme uses data to benchmark units and look for variation in practice and service delivery. read more..

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2021

11th Oct 2021

Updated global adult sepsis guidelines have been released in October 2021 by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) read more..

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) national report for adult critical care

30th Sep 2021

This report outlines a new model for critical care services which could help the NHS cope with future surges of the pandemic. read more..

Survey on changes to organ donation legislation.

28th Sep 2021

BACCN members are invited to participate in a short online survey on changes to organ donation legislation. read more..

UKCCNA Position Statement: Critical Care Nurse Staffing during Surge: September 2021

24th Sep 2021

The UKCCNA acknowledges the sustained pressure critical care nurses (and other staff) continue to experience. We understand the significant negative impact this is having on nurses’ physical and mental health and well-being. read more..

NICE rapid guideline on ‘Managing COVID-19’

9th Sep 2021

The ‘Managing COVID-19’ guideline has been updated and published on the NICE website and MAGICApp today. read more..

Intensive Care Society: Guidance on the transfer of the critically ill patient to the outdoors

19th Aug 2021

The ICS have released guidance on how to safely transfer patients into an outside environment, with the aim of improving their quality of life and long-term outcomes. read more..

BACCN AGM and Conference Welcome Reception!

29th Jul 2021

We invite you to join us at the AGM on Sunday 12th of September at 18:00 as part of our #BACCNConf2021 Welcome Reception.  During this session you will be able to ask questions live to our National Board. read more..

Research Study - Minimising Sedation in Intensive Care patients

21st Jul 2021

Participation invited to explore ICU clinicians’ views across the UK on sedation optimisation. read more..

British Thoracic Society: Respiratory Support Units

28th Jun 2021

The British Thoracic Society and Intensive Care Society have worked together to produce a guidance document outlining the standards of care and infrastructure for RSUs. read more..

UK healthcare leaders unite:

20th May 2021

Letter to government says support for healthcare workers’ mental health should mirror service offered to war veterans read more..

Research Study - Patient Safety in Critical Care during the COVID-19 crisis in the UK

20th May 2021

Are you a critical care nurse, or a registered nurse who has been re-deployed to critical care in the UK, interested in sharing your experiences in a 45 min phone call? read more..

Opportunity to Participate in a Research Study

29th Apr 2021

The aim of this study is to explore adult nurses’ experiences of using point of care testing (POCT) in critical care. read more..

ERC Guidelines 2021

26th Mar 2021

The ERC Guidelines 2021 are now available! The European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation provide specific instructions for how resuscitation should be practiced and take into account ease of teaching and learning, as well as the science. read more..

Intensive Care Society: Levels of Adult Critical Care Second Edition Consensus Statement

26th Mar 2021

This document is a consensus statement which sets out to re-define ‘Levels of Adult Critical Care’ to reflect the modern delivery of critical care and the changing demands upon it. read more..

APPG: Parliamentary hearing on the wellbeing of frontline staff and NHS capacity with BACCN Chair Nicki Credland and Elaine Thorpe

24th Mar 2021

The APPG have held a hearing on coronavirus public evidence on the wellbeing of frontline staff and NHS capacity read more..

Review of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim report

18th Mar 2021

The Quality Care Commission release interim report on Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more..

Guidance for the Use of Physical Restraints in UK Adult Intensive Care Areas

10th Mar 2021

The Intensive Care Society’s guidance for the Use of Physical Restraints in UK Adult Intensive Care Areas seeks to advise intensive care professionals in the use of physical restraints, and to safeguard patients, staff and visitors from acts that may cause harm. read more..

Steps Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses

23rd Feb 2021

CC3N in collaboration with other professional critical care nursing organisations and staff from Higher Education Institutes across the UK have developed the Steps Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses. read more..

NCEPOD Report - In hospital care of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests: Time Matters

11th Feb 2021

A review of the quality of care provided to patients aged 16 years and over who were admitted to hospital following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been published by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (2021). read more..

Intensive Care Society: Recovery and restitution of critical care services during the COVID-19 pandemic policy statement

10th Feb 2021

This document provides a list of principles and recommendations for the recovery phase for ICUs. read more..

Digital Critical Care Skills Passport for RSC and NRSS roles

9th Feb 2021

The Critical Care skills passport is now digital. This passport was developed, in partnership with stakeholders, to prepare and support staff deployed to critical care to work as Registered Support Clinicians (RSC) or Non-Registered Support Staff (NRSS). read more..

Guide for international nurses during COVID-19

4th Feb 2021

This resource, created by NHS England and NHS Improvement, with the support of NHS Employers and the unions, provides a collection of national resources and guidance to support your international nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more..

ICS News Statement: Ethical considerations for inter-hospital patient transfer & unit capacity

25th Jan 2021

This statement aims to give decision-makers guidance on the ethical considerations relevant for patient transfer. It was developed by the ICS Legal and Ethical Advisory Group and has been endorsed by the Critical Care Networks of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. read more..

UKCCNA release final Position Statement on Nurse Staffing During COVID-19

15th Jan 2021

The UKCCNA have released their final Position Statement on Nurse Staffing During COVID-19. read more..

ICU staff release song Every Breath You Take

14th Dec 2020

A 100 strong Zoom choir made up of ICU staff is releasing a re-make of classic Police track ‘Every Breath You Take’ in a bid to secure the Christmas number one spot and raise funds to support NHS staff recovery from the trials of 2020. read more..

Florence Nightingale Comes Home

8th Dec 2020

A Florence Nightingale Comes Home book to celebrate the WHO Year of the Nurse is now available. read more..

UKCCNA Position Statement: Emergency Nurse Staffing for COVID-19: Wave 2 (Nov 2020)

17th Nov 2020

The UKCCNA acknowledges the enormous pressure nurses are experiencing at present. Based on research evidence and experience from Wave 1, critical care nurse leads believe they will best secure patient safety and staff well-being in Wave 2 if nurse: patient ratios are maintained at a minimum of one trained critical care nurse* and one registered healthcare professional** for two level 3 beds (compared with the normal 1:1 ratio), and one trained critical care nurse with one registered healthcare professional for four level 2 beds (compared to the normal 1:2 ratio). This should be achieved through the redeployment of staff from outside of critical care, who should have received surge training. read more..

Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign

17th Nov 2020

The British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) supports the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the potential long-term impact of working through the Covid-19 crisis on nurses’ mental health and wellbeing (and that of other staff and pre-registration students), and to ensure they have access to sources of formal and/or informal support.  read more..

Two one-day courses (Covid-19 and REHAB) for non-ICU staff

28th Oct 2020

Please see details for two one-day courses (Covid-19 and REHAB) for non-ICU staff which prepares non-ICU doctors, nurses and physiotherapists for redeployment in ICU: read more..

Thank you to BACCN for contributing to The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Critical Care Resources and Providers: A Global Survey

14th Oct 2020

In this global survey of critical care providers caring for COVID-19 patients, the reported lack of ICU nurses was higher than that of intensivists. read more..

Renal Replacement Therapy Clinical Guidelines for best practice and service resilience during COVID19

12th Oct 2020

We would like to say a special THANK YOU to Ria McMullen (Sister, Critical Care, Royal Berkshire NHS Hospital Reading) for representing the voice of Critical Care Nurses in this important document. read more..

Today, we mark 105 years since the death of Edith Cavell

12th Oct 2020

On 12th October 1915, British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad. Soon after her death, a fund to care for the nation’s nurses was set up which is now Cavell Nurses’ Trust. Edith Cavell remains an inspiration to many and we’re proud and privileged to maintain her legacy in our work today. read more..

Feedback from our Hamper Winner Louise Norris

8th Oct 2020

We were delighted to receive such positive feedback from our Virtual Conference Hamper Winner Louise Norris. Congratulations Louise, and thank you for being In It to Win It! read more..

NHS England release updated Clinical Guidelines for use in a major incident

22nd Sep 2020

Being prepared will save lives but this is one clinical guideline we hope that we never have to follow! read more..

#BACCNConf2020 Twitter Round-Up

18th Sep 2020

I want to thank every single individual that played any part in our 1st ever virtual conference at the beginning of this week. read more..

BACCN release evidence-based consensus paper for oral care within adult critical care units

8th Sep 2020

BACCN have released an evidence-based consensus paper for oral care within adult critical care units.  read more..

Opportunity to join the BACCN National Board

6th Aug 2020

Are you passionate about critical care nursing? Do you want to develop your skills by working at a National level to influence future policy and practice? We are inviting expressions of interest to join the BACCN National board. You must be a current BACCN member and been part of a regional committee for at least one year. read more..

COVID-19 pandemic personal protective equipment (PPE): Guidance for intensive care

3rd Aug 2020

These guidelines are written in support of critical care delivery and offer a pragmatic interpretation of the current generic PHE guideline. read more..

BACCN Twitter Chat Report, June 2020

22nd Jun 2020

Subject:  All things non-invasive ventilation related in particular with regards to the increasing use of CPAP during COVID-19 #baccnniv read more..

Bridging guidance for Critical Care during the restoration of NHS Services

22nd May 2020

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine has released Bridging guidance for Critical Care during the restoration of NHS Services read more..