The ICU consultant must be informed about ALL patients transferred to other ICUs from the Royal London Hospital. Patients may be transferred from theatres, A+E or other areas and the ICU team will usually be involved although anaesthetic trainees will sometimes do the transfers, especially out of hours and they should inform the consultant anaesthetist on call.

Full documentation is mandatory to record all monitoring, vital signs and other clinical data for the duration of the transfer. You must use one of the Trust transfer forms. Copies can be found in the Team A sisters’ office on the ICU.