Critical Care and Injuries & Emergencies
The remit of the Critical Care Specialty Group is to support a national portfolio of high quality research studies relating to the care of critically ill patients. The research relates primarily to intensive care, high dependency care and acute medical care, but important overlap with areas such as emergency medicine, anaesthesia, perioperative care, and rehabilitation after severe illness also occur.
The remit of the Injuries & Emergencies (I&E) Specialty Group is to support a national portfolio of structured research studies in the field of injuries and emergency care. The main purpose of the Specialty Group are to ensure that clinical research studies in this field are delivered to target by developing and supporting a research infrastructure within the relevant specialties which promotes engagement of the research community and provides the local support necessary to undertake high quality research studies within the NHS.
In general, the remit of the I&E Group is defined by the environment and clinical team(s) most involved in the identification and consent of patients, the research intervention and consequent follow up. The I&E Group will take the lead on studies undertaken in Ambulance Trusts, Accident & Emergency Units and other emergency care environments. The I&E’s portfolio will also include studies which are being led by other Specialty Groups where the I&E Group can make a positive contribution to the successful delivery of these studies.
Specialty Group Leads: Dr Richard Beale & Dr Barbara Philips
Dr Richard Beale
BiographyDr Beale is a Consultant in intensive care medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and his clinical and research interests include sepsis, haemodynamic monitoring, advanced ventilation, nutrition in the critically ill, and ICU informatics.
He is Clinical Director for Peri-operative, Critical Care and Pain Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Reader in Intensive Care Medicine at King’s College London.He is also Co-Leader of the Clinical Academic Group within King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre that includes Critical Care, and is acute Clinical Academic Group development lead for King’s Health Partners, with honorary membership of the King’s Health Partners Executive.
He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings, and was the ESICM representative on the Steering Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and remains on the Publications and Guidelines Committees.He was recently elected Chair of the Research Committee of the ESICM, and is a member of the ESICM Executive.
Dr Barbara Philips
Dr Philips is a Senior Lecturer in intensive care medicine at St George’s, University of London and Honorary Consultant in intensive care medicine at St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and her clinical and research interests include; AKI, organ cross talk and metabolic and endocrine disturbances.
She is the Care Group Lead for the General Intensive Care and the Faculty Board Tutor for advanced ICM trainees. She is the co-founder of 2 research groups, the AKI research group and the Glucose and Pulmonary infection research group and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. She examines for the both the UK diploma in intensive care medicine and the European diploma in intensive care medicine. She is a member of the AKI section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and regularly presents at national and international meetings.
Visit the Critical Care and Injuries & Emergencies National Specialty Group web pages for further information.