Yorkshire FICE Training

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound is now becoming an essential part of ICU training. Yorkshire hosts a local FICE course and most hospitals now have FICE mentors. The FICE course has been running since 2016 and uses faculty from across the Yorkshire Deanery, including intensivists, cardiac physiologists and medical consultants. It is currently run once a year at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield on a Saturday in November.

The course has received excellent feedback and covers the principles of ultrasound, cardiac physiology, image acquisition and interpretation. Each candidate scans at least 4 volunteers and will have 2 to 3 signed off logbook scans at the end of the course. There is also a comprehensive handbook and link to online resources.

The course is supported by FICE mentors around the region and the intention is that this number will grow as more people gain FICE accreditation.

We hope to expand the course to twice yearly by 2019. Enquiries should be sent to elaine.walters@midyorks.nhs.uk.


The next course is:


Trust HQ & Education Centre,
Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield WF1 4DG

Our FICE course is aimed at satisfying the requirements for the mandatory FICE course and is suitable for all ICM trainees, ACCPs and Consultants. Our faculty consists of FICE and BSE accredited Anaesthetic and Critical Care Consultants from across Yorkshire

for further information contact Dr Brendan Sloan

Please contact Elaine Walters for an application form






FICE mentors across the Yorkshire region:


Dr Simon Chau    Dr Steven Lobaz


Dr Tom Lawton


Dr Padmakumar, Euan Mackay

Grimsby Dr Mitra, Dr Balerdee


Dr David Earl


Dr Bennett, Dr Rigg


Dr James Beck, Dr Andrew Breen, Dr Matthew PowellDr James Sira


Dr Katy Shuker


Dr Sladkowski


Dr Kris Bauchmuller, Dr Cruikshanks, Dr Rosser, Dr Parnell, Dr Marko


Dr Raj Sandhu, Dr Brendan Sloan, Mrs Deborah Wilson


Dr Redman, Dr Whiteside