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Our Mission

an organisation that unites the diverse stakeholders
involved in critical care research in the UK

Who We Are

Clinicians, researchers, academic institutions, professional groups, and national and regional research groups with critical care interest.

What We Do

Our mission is to improve patient outcomes by developing new treatments, testing innovative ways to improve care delivery, and by identifying better ways to translate knowledge into practice.

How Do We Do This?

We aim to provide an environment for multi-disciplinary critical care professionals and academics to share experience, develop new research, and encourage the wide-spread participation in research studies. We hold an annual conference and share research opportunities throughout the year. We are supported and hosted by the Intensive Care Society.

Be Part of UKCCRG

Soon you will be able to join or support UKCCRG via the website.

Our Aims


    Create a network for by leading clinicians and researchers to share experience and offer informal, multi-disciplinary peer review
  • Conference

    Organise an annual conference and sub-meetings, and participate in advisory councils of other societies.
  • Next Generation

    Develop the next generation of investigators by facilitating co-operative studies between new and established researchers.
  • Trials

    Facilitate the implementation of well-designed critical care trials across the United Kingdom and internationally.
  • Knowledge & Infrastructure

    Develop and progress shared knowledge and infrastructure by co-ordinating databases and evaluations, standardising operating procedures, and by developing national guidance and agreements.
  • Expertise

    Provide specialist advice and formal peer review to investigators and endorsement of important national and international studies

Our Milestones

Started in 2008

First Forum

The first forum was a "trials forum" in Edinburgh 2008

Meeting Evolution

The meeting evolved to encompass all kinds of research, not just trials, and began to be hosted by different groups across the UK


The annual meeting became the UKCCRF in association with the development of the UKCCRG, which was formally constituted

Partnered ICS

We entered a Memorandum of Understanding with the Intensive Care Society as our formal strategic partner and host to oversee our governance and finances

New Website

Our website went live, giving us a digital home and more opportunity to interact with our community

COVID-19 Pandemic

Members of the UKCCRG helped recruit patients into the RECOVERY trial which lead the world in the discovery of the efficacy of steroids for this disease

Contact Us


For any queries, please contact Dawn Campbell


Unit Administrator/PA to Prof Walsh
Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Room S8208, 2nd Floor
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh EH16 4SA
0131 242 6395