Why has the the APPG on Intensive Care been established?
Intensive care is at a crossroads and is facing serious issues including ICU staff shortages (primarily in our nursing population), burnout and psychological trauma, lack of core funding, bed and capacity issues, and an inability to deliver the rehabilitation services our patients need to get them back to some form of a normal life.
The Intensive Care Society has established this APPG to provide a platform to voice the concerns of the intensive care community, ICU patients and their loved ones, and the wider public to help inform and influence the Parliament in their understanding and decision making about intensive care
The primary focus of this group in the first instance is to raise major concerns about workforce and rehabilitation services and highlight the necessity to establish plans to counter the severity of these issues. Without immediate support, our community and patients are seriously jeopardised.
This group also allows us to inform the future agenda of intensive care and champion appropriate levels of funding for both provision of our service across the country and for research that will literally help to save lives. As well as promoting the importance of appropriate investment into infrastructure to enable the delivery of better patient care pathways.