The Critical Care National Network Nurse Leads Forum (CC3N) was established in 2003 as part of the NHS Modernisation programme. They are one of three forums that represent the Critical Care Networks, alongside the Network Medical Leads and the Network Directors/ Managers.
CC3N is made up of Critical Care Network Lead Nurses from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the forum meets four times a year.
...to the CC3N website. Within this site you should find interesting and useful resources to inform critical care nursing practice.
CC3N are in the process of developing this website and would welcome suggestions and comments on future content.
The first edition of Guidelines for the Provision of ICS Services has now been published.
This document builds on the Core Standards for Intensive Care Units (2013) and is the first step towards the development of a definitive reference source for the planning and delivery of UK Intensive Care Services.
The critical care nursing organisations have been actively involved in developing the nursing elements of this document.
Education & Training
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New Chair appointed for the CC3N
Intensive Care Society
State of the Art 2017
4th - 6th December
Please click on image below to access the revised National Standards for Adult Critical Care Nurse Education (2016)
Claire Horsefield has been appointed the new chair of CC3N. Claire is the quality Improvement Lead Nurse for the Lancashire and south Cumbria Critical Care Operational Delivery Network, a post she has held since 2014.
The Law Commission’s report Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty has now been published. In it there are recommend that the DoLS should be replaced with a new scheme – which we have called the Liberty Protection Safeguards.
Learning from Patient Safety Incidents - Joint Standards Committee of the Faculty and the Intensive Care Society
To read the National Critical Care non Medical Workforce Survey Report (2016)
NICE Rehabilitation after critical illnes in adults - September 2017
Best practice priniciples: Moving Critical Care Nursing staff to ward areas
BACCN Regional Study Days
National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education
National competency Framework for Critical Care Nurses Supporting Information
Quality Assurance Standards
to underpin student placements in critical care units during post registration critical care educational programmes
Quality Assurance Standards Audit Tool
Learning from Patient safety Incidents
Intensive Care society
ECMO Study Day
15th November 2017
Edinburgh Critical Care Research Methods
6th/7th November 2017