Useful links

We have compiled a list of websites which you might find useful.



The Intensive Care Society  is the representative body in the UK for intensive care professionals

Intensive Care Society patients’ and relatives’ site  which has some very informative booklets about intensive care


The National Research Ethics Committee is part of the NHS Health Research Authority and is committed to protecting the rights, safety, dignity and well-being of research participants


The BUPA Foundation is an independent medical research charity that funds medical research to prevent, relieve and cure sickness and ill health. The Bupa Foundation has provided funding for the ICON study

National Information Governance Board - their Ethics and Confidentiality Committee consider applications for support under Section 251 of the NHS Act 2006



i-Canuk is a project that aims to improve the longer term care of patients who have suffered critical illness


Healthtalkonline lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness


CritPal: The Critical Care Patient Liaison Committee (CritPaL) was founded to bring patients and their representatives into the Intensive Care Society to ensure that we are also responding to their needs fully


Intensive Care Society patients’ and relatives’ site  (see above) has some very useful booklets on its website


Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help if you have any queries or concerns about using the NHS or want to find out about the complaints service.  Find your local PALS office from their website: