It is vital that broad coverage of the curriculum is achieved at all levels of ICM training and regional training programmes must accommodate this. The overall running and structure of the programme should be determined by the TPD and RA taking local knowledge of hospital and service structures into account to ensure that the curriculum is fully covered by each doctor on the CCT programme.
The objective of the training programme is to produce high quality patient-centred doctors skilled in ICM with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to practise independently at consultant level.
Dual or Triple CCTs may only be acquired jointly with recognised partner specialt(ies). All aspects of training should be geared to enhancing the skills and abilities these doctors will need as consultants. Planning of training appropriate to the individual should take place at an early stage.