SICS Trainees Group
The SICS Trainees Group exists to promote Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) among trainees from all base specialties in Scotland, to encourage education in ICM, to represent the views of Scottish trainees with an interest in ICM, to promote trainee activity in nationwide audit through the aduit share project, and to encourage social links between ICM trainees. The group was established in 2007, evolving from the Group of Intensive Care Trainees in Scotland (GITS) formed by an enthusiastic group of advanced trainees in ICM in 2002.
A steering committee (see below) elected annually or biannually oversees the various activities of the group.
Managing difficult conversations study day
The Trainees Group of SICS are organising a study day aimed at senior trainees (ST6 and above) and consultants within the first two years of practice and focusing on communication skills and in particular, the difficult conversations that can occur in clinical practice. They have arranged an external agency (Courage to manage) to facilitate the session, booked for 12th May 2017 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.
Please contact any member of the trainees group, or Scott McNeill directly (email@example.com) for further information or to book a place. Places are limited so early booking is advised.
The group organises a popular annual SICS Education Meeting. There are also a number of other meetings arranged each year such as those for advanced trainees in ICM.
The audit lead co-ordinates a national audit each year with local investigators helping out. This often leads to a journal publication.
The group also represents trainees on the SICS Council and sub-committees such as the Education & Training and SICSAG committees.
The group maintain a national network of trainee 'linkmen' to help with the national audit and other activities.
Getting involved with the Trainee Group
If you would like to be kept informed about SICS Trainees Group activities and matters affecting ICM interested trainees in Scotland, please email us or join us on facebook.
To vote on issues affecting the group or become involved in the committee you must be a member of the SICS and we encourage all trainees interested in ICM to join the Society. Membership offers a wide range of benefits - go to the membership section to find out more.
SICS Trainees Committee
There are four positions on the SICS Trainees Committee: chairman, secretary, education lead and audit share lead. A position on the committee is for a maximum of 2 years or until CCT (whichever is shorter). The only application requirements are to be an SICS member, to hold a training post in Scotland and to be enthusiastic. Trainees at any stage in their training are welcome to apply.
Dr Scott McNeill
The chairman's responsibilities are to represent the Committee on Council, set the agenda for meetings of the Committee, oversee and facilitate the achievement of the aims and objectives of the Group.
Scott is a Specialty Trainee in Anaesthesia and Critical Care in the East of Scotland Deanery and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secretary manages the membership list, takes minutes of meetings of the Committee and ensures dissemination of the activities of the Committee to the Trainee's Group membership. They liaise with the SICS Honorary Secretary. They manage the SICS Trainees Group Facebook page and any other social media pages the group maintain. The Secretary is responsible for the dissemination of information to Regional Linkmen.
Sarah is a Specialty Trainee in Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Tayside and can be contacted on email@example.com
The Education/Meetings Coordinator takes a leadership role in the organisation of educational activities of the group. These include the annual SICS Education Meeting and the Education Days. They also sit on the SICS Education & Training Group.
Jamie is a Specialty Trainee in Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care in the West of Scotland Deanery and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Audit share lead
The Audit-Share Coordinator takes the lead role in running the Audit Share project. They also sit on the SICSAG steering group.
Robert is a Specialty Trainee in Anaesthesia and Critical Care in the West of Scotland Deanery and can be contacted on email@example.com
Getting involved with the Trainee Committee...
The opening of the application process will be advertised to all trainee members and applicants should be proposed and seconded by two other SICS trainee members. In the event that there are more than four applicants then an electronic vote of trainee members is arranged. The results of the elections are announced at the AGM in January.
The new Trainees Committee is off and running; contact us if you have any queries...
Next SICS Trainees Day, 17th March 2017.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like hear more about it...
Audit Share Project - contact us if you're interested in getting involved.
Read our Trainee Committee constitution here...