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State of the Art 2020

ALISON PITTARD

I was appointed as a consultant in Leeds in 1997 and since then have been heavily involved in education and training, first as Board (Faculty) Tutor and then Regional Advisor. I became a diploma examiner in 2006 and continue to examine for the Fellowship. The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine was established in 2010 and, as lead RA, I was co-opted onto the Faculty Board. I developed evidence based selection tools for recruitment to the new ICM CCT programme and created the written exam for the FFICM, both in 2012. At the same time I was appointed as Associate Dean, HEE Yorkshire and The Humber. I was one of the first elected members to FICM Board and was elected Vice Dean in 2016. For the last 2 years I have led the development of Enhanced Care, resulting in a joint publication with the 3 Royal Colleges of Physicians. As Dean I hope to future proof our specialty by ensuring the pivotal role intensive care medicine plays in patient management is recognised, embracing new ways of working and expanding the workforce.

Outside of work I enjoy singing, playing piano, running, cooking and spending time with my family. I like to ski in the winter and relax by a pool in the summer; and play Candy Crush!