The Intensive Care Society, has pioneered UK critical care research for over ten years. 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.


of UK critical care research is coordinated 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. Over the last two years, we have awarded over £100,000.  ICS research awards have leveraged millions of additional NIHR portfolio funding due to the demonstration of peer support from the critical care community.


The ICS 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


Our ICS research is supported by: