Legal and ethical information 

Our Legal and Ethical Advisory Group (LEAG) has prepared information and guides to help you manage COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Ethical considerations for inter-hospital patient transfer & unit capacity

Released 22 January 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.

Endorsed by the Critical Care Networks of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Read the full statement here .

Guidance for decision-making under pandemic conditions - updated 28 May 2020

Released 5 May 2020

It is designed to be applicable in all phases of the current pandemic and is therefore being released now, with the support of the endorsing bodies. 

Please share with colleagues as appropriate.
Download the full guidance by clicking here .

ICS Legal and Advisory Group (LEAG) statement - 31 March, 2020


Our Legal and Ethical Advisory Group (LEAG) comprised of medics and lawyers, have published a statement on legal liabilities of clinicians as individuals during coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full statement here