UK Critical Care Research Group

Advancing Critical Care Worldwide


this year’s elections to the Oversight Committee and transitions of roles within the Executive will be postponed for a period of 1 year

UK Critical Care
Research Forum

Edinburgh - POSTPONED TO 2021

NEW DATES - June 17th & 18th, 2021
Edinburgh Critical Care Research Methods

Welcome to the
UK Critical Care Research Group

A warm welcome to the UKCCRG website. The United Kingdom Critical Care Research Group (UKCCRG) represents those involved in conducting research in the critically ill in the United Kingdom. We embrace all research studies, from basic science and experimental to clinical trials and health services research. The group was convened in 2010 and has evolved to become the critical care research studies and trials group of the UK. 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. We are dedicated to advancing practice through high quality research.

Prof Natalie Pattison


Ongoing Major Trials

  • REST
    ECCO2R in Respiratory Failure
    Beta Blockade in Tachycardic Sepsis
    Biomarker-Guided Duration of Antibiotics
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    Permissive Hypotension (MAP 60-65 mm Hg) in Shock
  • A2B
    Alpha 2 Agonists for Sedation
    AWAreness during REsuscitation
    Staph Aureus & Pseudomonas Infections
  • A-STOP
    Antifungal Stewardship
    Mechanical Chest Compression in Cardiac Arrest
    Ventilatory weaning in paediatric ICU

Recently Completed Trials

    Nurse delivered psychological support in the ICU
    PPI therapy for stress ulcer prophylaxis
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    Permissive Hypotension in Vasodilatory Shock
    PPI vs H2RB for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis
    Initiation of RRT in Acute Kidney Injury


UKCCRF 2020 was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next UK Critical Care Research Forum, our annual meeting, will be hosted by dr Mike Gillies from the University of Edinburgh and will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, on June 17th & 18th, 2021. A warm welcome is guaranteed, including lots of fun at the meeting ceilidh.

Further details will be announced in due course.


We hope to soon launch a newsletter to share the latest information from the UKCCRG. Please watch this space to be able to sign up.

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