Our research

Our research arm, The Intensive Care Foundation, has pioneered UK critical care research for over ten years


approx. could be saved every year in the UK if we tackle sepsis


of UK critical care research is coordinated by us


of people admitted to the ICU will not survive

Survivors often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, loss of jobs, depression and pressure on family relationship. Funding research into the area can help rehabilitation after being in critical care.

Critical care research will save lives and reduce costs in the UK's heath service.


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What we do


We research a wide range of acute medical conditions that are treated in ICUs. We have a methodical, established and successful model of allocating our income.



The ICF Directors of Research are involved with over 20 current or recently completed studies. They are some of the highest regarded professionals within critical care, and their role is to identify, administer and execute research undertaken by us.



We award grants to encourage or pump-prime ICU research. The quality of the research projects we have directly funded has contributed to three Directors of Research achieving professorships in their own academic institutions. Last year, we awarded over £100,000.



Our journal is published 4 times annually and contains cutting edge research from the UK and overseas.



Our Foundation is supported by:



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Grants and awards


Get in touch via foundation@ics.ac.uk