Guidelines and standards​

Browse below for ICS guidelines and standards written and recognised by UK experts in their respective fields. They are coordinated by our Joint Standards Committee in conjunction with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

The guidelines do not at this time meet NICE Kite Mark Accreditation standard but are produced using rigorous evidence based processes and do represent guidance for best practice in UK critical care medicine.

New guidance

Devastating Brain Injury
Twelve practical, pragmatic recommendations to help clinicians deliver safe, effective, equitable and justifiable care to patients with perceived devastating brain injury:


GPICS can be used as the definitive reference source for planning and delivery of UK Intensive Care Services. Download here:

Specific guidelines

Due for review


The guidelines below have been recognised as needing a review by the Joint Standards Committee