Please have a look at the website below from our colleagues in NHS Scotland. It is meant as a resource for patients and relatives and gives information about critical care recovery. You may find it a useful resource for your patients and relatives.
Following many years of frozen membership fees it was decided by a vote at the AGM in June to increase the membership fees for some membership categories to help the Society to meet it’s financial obligations. WICS is sympathetic to the pay constraint experienced by public sector staff over recent years and so fees will only increase for higher earning members. Consultant membership rate is therefore increased to £50 annually and Staff Grade membership is increased to £30 from the date of the AGM (22 June 2017).
Trainee doctor, nurse, AHP and student membership fees remain unchanged.
Members will be emailed by the secretary shortly with further details. Please note that those who pay by standing order will need to amend their payment amount before their next renewal to remain in good standing.
Full details on membership fees and how to join can be viewed on the “Join” tab above.
Please find below a flyer advertising a FICE Echo and Chess USS course in North Wales on 24-26th July. This is not a “WICS” event but we wholeheartedly support the course and would recommend it to our members. Full details are on the flyer.
The 2017 WICS Allied Health Professionals Meeting which will be held again at the Princess of Wales Hospital on Friday 5th May at a cost of £10 for non-members but FREE for WICS members (you can join under the Forum tab above). For further details see attached programme.
Please find below details below of a Silver Level IQT course being run by RRAILS. For more details contact Dr Jason O’Neil.
Please also mark your diary for the 2017 WICS Allied Health Professionals Meeting which will be held again at the Princess of Wales Hospital at a cost of £10 for non-members but FREE for WICS members (you can join under the Forum tab above). Further details – registration / programme to follow shortly.
The event will be held on 24th May 2017 at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London. The full programme is attached below and details and online booking can be found on the FICM website: https://www.ficm.ac.uk/ficm-ev
The next WICS sponsored study day is being held on the 20th July at 9am at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital postgrad center. Attendance is free. Program / details below.
If you wish to attend please contact the organisers directly:
The WICS AGM for 2016 will be held at the St Brides Spa Hotel in Saundersfoot, West Wales at 3:30pm on Thursday the 23rd of June.
All members of the society “in good standing” are welcome to attend even if they are not attending the Summer Scientific Meeting.
At the meeting we will be seeking to elect up to 2 new members of WICS council and to ratify an updated constitution for the society.
Council would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Dr Paul Morgan (the previous chair of the society) who is stepping down from council at the meeting following the end of his “ex-offico” year.
Unfortunately there are no minutes from the 2015 AGM as these were lost in an IT failure, but agenda and other supporting documents will be posted below for members information before the meeting.
If you also wish to attend the Summer Scientific Meeting it is still not too late – full details can be found further down the website page.
With the changing times it has been necessary to re-draft the WICS Constitution to more accurately reflect the Society’s aims and how it is run. Attached below is the latest draft version of the proposed new constitution.
If any WICS members have any comments or suggestions for council to consider then please email these to the Chair or Secretary as soon as possible.
There will be a vote of members present at the AGM in June on the adoption of the finalised new constitution.