WICS has been notified that a consultation on the forthcoming “DOLS” legislation is currently underway with responses required by the 2nd November. There are several aspects of the proposed legislation that may cause severe operational difficulties for Critical Care units and it is important that “frontline” staff feedback to the Law Commission so that the final legislation is well thought out.
WICS council will prepare a reply on behalf of WICS at the council meeting on 7th October. Prior to formulating this response WICS council is requesting feedback from WICS members. Members should send their feedback on the proposed legislation to either the Chair or Secretary’s gmail account by October the 5th.
Details of the consultation are available at the following link:
Law Commission DOLS consultation
The document itself is large but feedback from the ICS colleagues suggests that Chapter 8 as well as 1,2 and 3 are the ones most likely to impact Critical Care practice so if time is short please focus your attention on these.
Unfortunately we are unable to represent the views of those who are not members of WICS. If you feel stongly on the matter please consider joining WICS (via the Forum tab above) above so that we can add your views to ours.
People who have strong views on the legislation are also advised to submit “personal” submissions to the Law Commission regarding the proposed legislation.
The more feedback is obtained from frontline staff the better the chances are of getting a workable piece of legislation at the end.
Dr Hywel Roberts
Please note that due to a “clash” with the SMACC conference in Dublin the WICS Summer Scientific Meeting 2016 dates have been CHANGED.
The 2016 meeting will now take place at the St Brides’s Spa Hotel in Saundersfoot on 23/24 June 2016. Please update your diaries accordingly. For further details please email the secretary, or keep an eye on the website, and we’ll see you there!
August is here and most people are on leave while the schools are “out”. WICS is no exception and so during this month you may experience some delays in getting replies to your emails due to the various council officers being on leave.
Normal service should be resumed by September, but if you haven’t heard back from us by the second week of September please email the secretary again. Have a great summer.
Dr Hywel Roberts
We have added a new feature to the website in collaboration with Cardiff University. Members may click on the WICS MEDIA RESOURCES tab in the header bar and view slides and soundtracks from recent WICS meetings. Please have a go and feedback if you find it useful or if there are any “bugs”. You will need to sign up for a free “blackboard” website membership to view the content as this is where the content is currently “hosted”.
We are currently looking into the possibilty of issuing electronic certificates for the educational activities for incorporation into revalidation portfolios. More news on this soon hopefully.
Intensive Care Study Day
1st July 2015
Post Graduate Centre
Royal Glamorgan Hospital
(Video linked to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd)
Covering a variety of Critical Care related topics, relevant to those working within this field.
To reserve a free place contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org Eloise.Dawe@wales.nhs.uk or John.Glen@wales.nhs.uk
The deadline for abstract submission to this competition has been extended to 7th June.
The competition is open to all members of WICS and WITS except of consultant medical staff.
Please find below the program and application forms for the WICS Summer meeting 2015 – to be held in Portmeirion on the 18 and 19th June.
Please return the completed application form to JanetWICS@gmail.com asap
WICS 2015 Programme
WICS Registration Form Jan 2015
Click the link below for the program for this Friday’s WITS meeting
WITS Programme 2015
October 27th 2014
Postgraduate Centre, Royal Glamorgan Hospital
Registration at 09:00
The day will cover: liver failure, pancreatitis & nutrition.
Basics in the morning, more advanced subjects in the afternoon.
Please email: email@example.com or Eloise.Dawe@wales.nhs.uk to reserve your place
Provisional Programme here
WICS statement on the 2014 Annual report can be obtained here:
WICS response to 2014 annual report