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Improving the quality of care available for acute and critically unwell patients globally

Network for Improving Critical care Systems and Training is a UK based charity and international Non-Profit Organisation, led by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and researchers from clinical care and academic backgrounds.

We share a common goal of building a collaborative network to improve acute care services in low and middle-income countries. Our network combines expertise in clinical research, health informatics, digital innovation, implementation science and education.

By developing and implementing an agile, digital information platform, co-designed by clinicians and patients we are able to evaluate existing care and identify priorities for health improvement. Together with frontline stakeholders, we undertake collaborative research to understand the processes of existing care and the barriers and the drivers to achieving high-quality care. Informed by this learning,  and utilising the information platform to provide real-time feedback, we deliver practical training and empower clinical teams to improve patient care.

Lives touched

PROTECT app, supporting clinical decision making in acute care

  • PROTECT EWS is active in 7 hospitals in 4 LMIC countries.
  • PROTECT ICU has helped find critical care beds for over 5280 patients.
  • PROTECT EWS has alerted nurses and doctors to over 3400 of their sickest patients including those with, post-partum haemorrhage, sepsis, dengue fever and myocardial infarction.
  • PROTECT cardiac is now helping improve early referral of patients who need PCI and thrombolysis.


  • 5600 Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists trained in essential acute and critical care skills.
  • 436  members of the public trained in first aid and basic life support.
  • 224 Non government organisation volunteers training in disaster management- in partnership with local NGOs.