The British Association of Critical Care Nurses - BACCN - is one of the leading organisations in critical care nursing. BACCN was established in 1985 and has grown and developed through the hard work and dedication of its members, regional committees and National Board.

The BACCN regions span Great Britain and Northern Ireland providing one of the largest and most influential professional organisations within critical care.

BACCN Mission

The British Association of Critical Care Nurses is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of nursing in critical care. We aim to:

  • Provide a National voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing
  • Promote safe, quality evidence based nursing care to the critically ill patient
  • Provide wide ranging benefits and opportunities to BACCN members

Strategic Goals

  • Collaborate with members through the National and Regional Boards
  • Collaborate with patient and relative representatives, health care providers, industry, other professional organisations and policy makers to influence the future development of critical care nursing
  • Promote, support and create evidence based practice to deliver safe, quality care
  • Produce a bi-monthly contemporary journal ‘Nursing in Critical Care’ to reflect the diverse needs of critical care nursing
  • Contribute to, develop and publish critical care nursing standards to promote safe, quality a care
  • Support members through research and development scholarships
  • Support Continuous Professional Development through National and regional activities
  • Organise and deliver an annual high quality conference
  • Be a platform to discuss critical care nursing and provide a supportive network
  • Provide social networks to support communication and engagement strategies


BACCN Strategy Doc