Medical Panel

MEDICAL PANEL

A vital ingredient for the success of any business is to work closely with like-minded partners. One of the reasons Inspire MediLaw is able to provide high quality CPD events and training is the strength of relationships we build. Our highly-valued speakers are some of the most eminent medical professionals in their areas of expertise.

Dr David Levy

Consultant Anaesthetist and Expert Witness

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Dr David Levy

Consultant Anaesthetist and Expert Witness

David Levy graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1986 and trained in anaesthesia in Aberdeen, Sheffield and Nottingham.

Appointed consultant anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in 1995, David enjoys a broad clinical anaesthetic practice with subspeciality expertise in obstetric anaesthesia, neuroanaesthesia, anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery, and pre-operative assessment.

David is clinical governance lead for theatres and anaesthesia and an enthusiastic teacher of postgraduate trainees in anaesthesia & obstetrics, medical students and midwives.

David graduated with distinction from Nottingham Trent University (LLM, Health Law) in 2016 and has a busy medico-legal practice advising claimant & defendant solicitors and coroners.

"Entertaining and educational" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Very interesting" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Excellent" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

Dr Jonathan Moore

GP Partner & Expert Witness

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Dr Jonathan Moore

GP Partner & Expert Witness

Dr Jonathan Moore was a GP Partner in Chipping Norton for 20 years (1996-2016). His main clinical interests are Palliative Care, ENT & Audiology, Mental Health and Substance Misuse. He was also lead GP in dispensing and active in GP Commissioning. He completed an LLM Masters in Medical Law in 1999 at Cardiff Law School. He has been doing medico-legal expert witness work since 2003 and has a 35:65 claimant : defence practice ratio. He works extensively for the MDU, MDDUS and NHS Litigation Authority and does high volumes of claimant work for selected claimant solicitor’s firms. He has an interest in medico-legal education and in 2009 was an inaugural member of the MPS Educational Faculty. He has also done lectures and workshops for doctors all over the country. Jonathan was involved in setting up the Oxford Medico-Legal Society in 1998 and remains on the committee.

He continues to follow his interest in Palliative Care and  chairs the Lawrence Home Nursing Team, set up in 1999 in memory of his senior partner. This ensures that patients can be looked after in their own homes in their final illness. Jonathan continues in active GP clinical practice with a wide portfolio of different work including GP practice, Access Hubs and “out of hours”; all fitted in around his legal work. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of GP’s in 2013 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2004. When not working he enjoys living in the beautiful Cotswolds; and rediscovering life after finishing GP partnership!!”

Dr Deborah Annesley-Williams

Consultant Neuroradiologist

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Dr Deborah Annesley-Williams

Consultant Neuroradiologist

Deborah Annesley-Williams (b. 1962) is Irish by nationality. After school in Ireland, she moved to Germany and supported herself through Medical School at the University of Cologne by working as a translator. She qualified in 1990.

House and SHO jobs were done in England. Her Radiology training began in Stoke on Trent, where she first developed an interest in Neuroradiology and continued this in Manchester where she gained the FRCR. Research into imaging of brain tumours using dynamic magnetic resonance contrast imaging techniques was undertaken there, resulting in the award of an MD from the University of Manchester in 2002. Training in Neuroradiology then continued in Dublin and Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 2000, Deborah was appointed Consultant Neuroradiologist at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where she carried out both diagnostic and interventional work. In 2003 she moved to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, where she developed a specific spinal interest both diagnostic and interventional.

Deborah has an interest in teaching the clinical aspect of radiology and in medico-legal work.

In 2017, Deborah moved to the Royal Derby Hospital University Trust, where she now works as a Consultant Neuroradiologist.

Deborah is married to an artist and has a passion for her two horses, with whom she competes in dressage.

"Very informative & relevant" - Delegate at Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Phenomenal" - Delegate at Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

Dr Alastair Bint

GP & Expert Witness

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Dr Alastair Bint

GP & Expert Witness

Dr Bint has provided expert opinion in over 3,000 alleged medical negligence cases and is regularly instructed by Claimant and Defendant in equal measure. He has been the Coroner appointed expert in over 50 cases, providing his expert opinion at Inquests up and down the country as well as expert opinion for the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland.

He has provided trial testimony in civil cases ranging from County Court to the Royal Courts of Justice and has also been instructed by the CPS investigating gross negligence manslaughter. He has built up a thriving expert witness business and was recently described by the Judge in a case as an 'exemplary expert.'

Mr Kim Hinshaw

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Director of Research & Innovation

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Mr Kim Hinshaw

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Director of Research & Innovation

Kim attended university in Newcastle upon Tyne and qualified MB BS in 1982. He trained in North-East England and worked as a Clinical Lecturer/Senior Registrar in Aberdeen. He has been a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in Sunderland since 1994 and in 2010 was appointed Director of Research & Innovation for the Trust. He is a visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health Services at the University of Sunderland.

His clinical interests include high-risk pregnancy and labour ward care. Kim has a long-term interest in obstetric skills-drills and human factors training. He has chaired the ALSO UK Executive Committee and remains an active member of the MOET & POET UK Working Groups. He is national Faculty Lead for the charity Baby Lifeline 'BIRTH2' programme, highlighted in the 2012 NHSLA report: "Ten years of Maternity Claims"

His other roles include Strategic Clinical Research Lead for the NIHR Clinical Research Network in Northern England. He has chaired several RCOG education committees and is presently Education Lead for the British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS). Sine 2016, he has worked closely with Professor Marian Knight from the NPEU, Oxford, in his role of the UKOSS Steering Committee (UKOSS reviews rare disorders that can adversely affect pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies).

"So interesting & informative - phenomenal" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Very good" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Practical & Informative" - Delegate from Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Excellent" - Delegate from Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

Professor Richard Beale

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine

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Professor Richard Beale

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine

Richard Beale is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at King’s College, London, and a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and his clinical and research interests include sepsis, haemodynamic monitoring, advanced ventilation, nutrition in the critically ill, and ICU informatics.  He is Clinical Director for Perioperative, Critical Care and Pain Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.   He is also Co-Leader of the Clinical Academic Group within King’s Health Partners AHSC that includes Critical Care, and is acute Clinical Academic Group Development lead for King’s Health Partners, with honorary membership of the KHP Executive.

He is immediate past Chair of the Research Committee of the ESICM, and was a member of the ESICM Executive. He has been an ESICM representative on the Steering Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign since 2004, and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings. Professor Beale is Clinical Director for London Adult Critical Care Operational Delivery Networks.

"Intelligent delivery, very on-point and very interesting" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017.

"Superb speaker" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017.

"Very concise" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017.

Dr Glen Doherty

Consultant Gastroenterologist

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Dr Glen Doherty

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Glen Doherty is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Centre for Colorectal Disease, St Vincent’s University Hospital and is a UCD Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at University College Dublin. He completed a PhD in 2006 on eicosanoid signalling pathways in colorectal cancer and performed post-doctoral research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School, Boston. His current research interests are in the role of mucosal immunity in Crohn’s disease and colitis (IBD) and in the importance of the host immune response in gastro-intestinal neoplasia, particularly Colorectal Cancer.

Glen has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. He is a Board member and currently Honorary Treasurer of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology and Chair of the Ireland IBD research network INITIative (www.initiativeibd.ie). Glen is also currently the National Representative and a Member of the Guidelines Committee of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation In addition he is a member of the programme steering group of the National Quality Improvement Scheme for GI Endoscopy and was recently appointed National Lead for Endoscopy Training.

"Phenomenal" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Very engaging" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Excellent and engaging speaker" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

"Very good" - Delegate from Inspire Clinical Negligence Conference on 13.09.2017

Dr Roderick Mackenzie

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine

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Dr Roderick Mackenzie

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine

Dr Roderick Mackenzie is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals. He is also the Clinical Director of the East of England Major Trauma Centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital and an Air Ambulance flight physician with Magpas Air Ambulance. He has over 20 years' experience of the delivery of emergency medical care and the organisation of emergency medical services across the full spectrum presentations and incidents, both in and out of hospital. Dr Mackenzie was the national lead for the development of the new medical sub-specialty of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and is the current Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.

  In addition to his NHS clinical practice, he has experience of providing expert opinion in relation to clinical negligence claims related to Emergency Department, Air Ambulance and Ambulance care. His academic interests relate to injury prevention and control and the role of human factors in errors in emergency health care. His presentation will focus on common misperceptions underpinning allegations of clinical negligence related to pre-hospital and emergency department care.

Mr Mark Blyth

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Mr Mark Blyth

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Blyth was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2001. His elective practice is weighted heavily toward all forms of knee surgery including arthroscopy, soft tissue ligament reconstruction, arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty. In addition to this he deals with a number of late reconstruction problems following trauma. He also has a subspecialist interest in musculoskeletal trauma with Fellowship level training in this field.

As well as looking after general trauma he looks after a number of tertiary referral trauma cases sent in from throughout the west of Scotland. In particular he is one of 3 surgeons in the west of Scotland who deals in the surgical management of pelvic and acetabular trauma. In addition he is sent patients with complex fractures and dislocations around the knee. General trauma interests include fractures of the ankle and foot, wrist and upper limb and spine and neck injuries including whiplash.

He is the Director of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Orthopaedic Research Unit with a research portfolio of knee and trauma studies. He is also the current Specialty Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer in Orthopaedics and Trauma.

Professor Robert Grimer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Professor Robert Grimer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Professor Grimer qualified at the Middlesex Hospital in London in 1976 his first house job was working for Rodney Sweetnam who dealt with bone tumours, almost always by amputation. Deciding on a career in orthopaedics he obtained the FRCS and was appointed to the West Midlands training scheme where in 1980 he became registrar to Rodney Sneath at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. In four short years the management of bone tumours had changed from immediate amputation and almost certain death to chemotherapy and limb salvage surgery with a good chance of survival. Prof. Grimer was hooked and subsequently became the UKs first ever orthopaedic oncology consultant dealing with bone and soft tissue sarcomas. He established one of the largest Sarcoma units in the world with an International reputation for research and innovation. He has lectured in over 30 countries and has over 360 peer reviewed publications. Retired from clinical practice in 2016 (40 years to the day from starting) he maintains an active interest in research. He has extensive medico-legal experience both in personal injury reporting and in medical negligence cases, acting impartially both for claimant and defendant.

Mr Gavin Tait

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Mr Gavin Tait

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Gavin R. Tait FRCSEd, FRCPSG, a graduate of Edinburgh University, has recently retired from one of the largest NHS shoulder surgery practices in Scotland.  He continues with a 25 year established medicolegal practice and reports on personal and industrial injury, and clinical negligence for pursuer or defender.  He is instructed regularly by the Scottish Central Legal Office, and the National Litigation Authority, now NHS Resolution, in England. He is a recommended expert for the AVMA, the Action against Medical Accidents.  He prepares around 175 reports annually of which 20-30 are for clinical negligence.

Professor Margaret McQueen

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma

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Professor Margaret McQueen

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma

Margaret McQueen is a Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Edinburgh. She graduated MBChB from the University of Edinburgh in 1977 and underwent orthopaedic surgical training in Edinburgh.

In 1988 Professor McQueen was appointed Senior Lecturer in the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant to the Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In 1994 she was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon to the first full-time orthopaedic trauma post in Scotland.  She holds a personal chair at the University of Edinburgh which was the first chair in orthopaedic surgery to be awarded to a woman in the UK.

Professor McQueen’s professional life has been dominated by the promotion of evidence-based medicine in orthopaedic trauma. In 1995 she was awarded an MD with distinction from the University of Edinburgh for her research into acute compartment syndrome. For this work she is the only non-American to have received the Edwin G. Bovill Award for outstanding clinical research by the American Orthopaedic Trauma Association. She has pioneered new techniques of management of distal radial fractures and her continuing work on the common osteoporotic fractures influences their management both nationally and internationally.

Professor McQueen is a prolific contributor to peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals, has written four books and is the first female editor of Rockwood and Green’s “Fractures in Adults”, the world’s premier othopaedic trauma textbook.

Dr Adrian Marcus

Consultant Radiologist

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Dr Adrian Marcus

Consultant Radiologist

He qualified in Liverpool 1979, gaining a surgical fellowship 1983, MD in experimental pathology 1985 on An experimental animal model for the study of ulcerative disease of the colon and its application to the screening of drugs. 

Gained a radiology Fellowship in 1987 , awarded a Joint Research Board Grant from St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Kodak Travelling Scholarship 1988.
Was appointed Assistant Professor of Radiology at Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University , and was a Post-graduate research fellow in UCSD 1988-9 as an interventional radiologist.

On returning to the UK, was appointed a consultant radiologist with an interest in body imaging and intervention. Retired from his post held for 27 yrs at Barnet General hospital in July 2017 and was re-appointed on a yearly renewable four-session contract to the same post by the Royal Free Hospital London Foundation Trust.
Worked closely with clinician colleagues supplying a strong solid radiology service, including body and muscularskeletal imaging. Had two routine interventional sessions per week up until July 2017 .

Currently performs routine ultrasound lists which include; muscular skeletal, transvaginal , and vascular cases. Reports MRI and CT cases for emergency, as well as cancer staging, particularly for Gastrointestinal, Urology, including prostate MRI and Gynaecology patients.

Attends weekly MDT's for GI imaging.

Is a member of the Radiology Executive  Training Committee and a reviewer for the Clinical Radiology Journal. Was panel member for the Clinical Radiology Training Executive Board, London Adult emergency services review and a  reviewer for the Pan-London Quality & regulation Unit.

He has published widely particularly in interventional radiology and experimental colitis . Is in the process of introducing a clinical trial on the effects of carrageenan on patients with ulcerative colitis.  Has been a medical expert witness in a number of complex law cases.

Dr Julia Harris

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

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Dr Julia Harris

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Harris was appointed a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1999 following training in Emergency Medicine in North West London. She moved to University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust in 2003.

She has worked full time In Emergency Medicine and been Lead Clinician for the Emergency Department and Head of School for Emergency Medicine in the Wessex Deanery.

She has a clear understanding of training in Emergency Medicine and the competences of emergency medicine doctors in training. Julia is the Patient Safety Lead for Wessex Deanery.

Dr Harris has been providing expert advice in Emergency Medicine throughout her consultant career. She is accredited with Cardiff University/Bond Solon as an Expert Witness (2005) and undertakes regular CPD to support her expert witness work

Dr Simon Ashworth

Head of Speciality & Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

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Dr Simon Ashworth

Head of Speciality & Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Dr Simon Ashworth qualified in medicine from Southampton University, having previously obtained an intercalated degree in psychology. He trained in general medical specialties in Nottingham where he also gained his first experience in intensive care. In order to pursue a career in intensive care he moved to London where he trained in anaesthesia and intensive care at a number of hospitals including Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Royal Marsden, Royal Brompton, and St Mary's hospitals as well as the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square.

Dr Ashworth was appointed at St Mary's as a consultant in 2002. He was the lead clinician for interhospital transfers from 2003 for the North West London Critical Care Network. He wrote the original Critical Care Transfer Course, and developed documentation and guidelines that are now used London-wide. He was first lead clinician in intensive care in 2012, and was appointed head of specialty for critical care in 2015. He is an expert in intensive care unit (ICU) informatics. He has been a collaborator in the successful NIHR Health Informatics Collaboration intensive care theme led by Prof Mervyn Singer, developing a research database for intensive care. Dr Ashworth sits on the Imperial Academic Health Science Centre research informatics committee. He has undertaken work as an expert witness and has completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon expert witness training course.

Dr Ashworth is an expert in the management of multi-drug resistant infections in ICU, and has a wide range of other critical care clinical interests including major incident planning, sepsis, weaning, the endocrinology of critical illness, and neurological and trauma intensive care. He is the chairman of the critical care infection prevention and control committee.

Dr Gareth Davies

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

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Dr Gareth Davies

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Gareth Davies, Medical Director of London’s Air Ambulance and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, pre-hospital care and emergency preparedness with Barts Health NHS Trust. Gareth has 20 years experience in the air ambulance industry. He joined London’s Air Ambulance as a Registrar in 193 and has been responsible for the education and training of staff since 1996 when he became responsible for the education and training of staff since 1996 when he became Medical Director.

Gareth has developed Standards in pre-hospital medical care a number of innovative procedures including resuscitative thoracotomy (open chest surgery), and rapid sequence of induction of anaesthesia with intubation. Gareth has been the lead consultant at many of London’s major incidents, including the Paddington Rail Disaster and the 7th of July 2005 Bombings. He became a Trustee and Chair of the London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2006 and is also a Director of EMSC, a company formed to provide clinical governance to a number of UK Air Ambulances. He is also Honorary Consultant at Kent Surrey Air Ambulance Service and Essex and rts Air Ambulance Service.

Dr Giles Maskell

Consultant Radiologist

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Dr Giles Maskell

Consultant Radiologist

Giles Maskell. Consultant radiologist since 1991. President of the Royal College of Radiologists 2013-2016.

Job Title. consultant radiologist. Specialty(s). Gastrointestinal and Oncological Radiology.

GMC Membership Number. 2652090

Dr Francis Morris

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

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Dr Francis Morris

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Francis Morris has been a consultant in Emergency Medicine (A & E) in Sheffield since 1992 and has over 30 years experience in the speciality.

The Emergency Department in Sheffield is a large unit and Major Trauma Centre with an annual attendance of over 130,000 patients and includes a remote Minor Injuries Unit (MIU).

Francis Morris was the Clinical Director of the unit from 1997 until 2016 and oversaw the Emergency Department, Minor Injuries Unit, the Major Trauma Centre and the department of Acute Medicine

ADDITIONAL CLINICAL AND MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE AND ROLES

  • Chairman of the Resuscitation Sub-Committee of the Northern General Hospital  1993 – 1997
  • Clinical Director, Chest Pain Observation Unit 1999 - 2008
  • Editorial Board – Journal of Accident & Emergency Medicine 2000 – 2006
  • Reviewer of articles for the Emergency Medicine Journal since  2008
  • Member Guideline Group for  NICE for the guidance on  Acute Coronary Syndromes 2008/2009
  • Director of Sheffield Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)    each November 2000 - 2013
  • Clinical Director for Major Trauma at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  2010 - 2013
  • Advisor for the National Clinical Advisory Service a body which assesses the clinical standards of individual doctors.
  • National Director of continuing professional development for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine from  2013 until 2016.
  • Adviser to Welsh Health Authority on  Complaints and claims
  • Adviser to the Health Service Ombudsman on complaints.

Dr Rebecca Salter

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

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Dr Rebecca Salter

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr Salter graduated from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1995 and trained in Paediatrics in and around London .She completed her training in 2008 as a dual qualified General Paediatrician with sub specialty training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr Salter was subsequently appointed as a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine in 2008 at St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare in London. She was appointed as Head of Specialty in January 2015. St Mary's is one of the four London Trauma Centres and her clinical practice includes both sick and injured children. Dr Salter is well placed in her medico-legal practice to comment on the acutely sick and injured child and on both the treatment received in an Emergency Department and as an inpatient under the care of Paediatricians. Dr Salter has experience both in her NHS practice and medico-legal practice in report writing and court appearances both as factual and expert witness in family, criminal and coroners court.

Michelle Caton-Richards

Registered Nurse & Expert Witness

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Michelle Caton-Richards

Registered Nurse & Expert Witness

Qualifications

PG Cert, Non Medical Prescriber, DipHE Nursing Studies

Specialisms

  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience in Accident & Emergency
  • Minor injuries
  • Triage nurse
I qualified as a General Nurse in 2003 and started work in the Day Surgery unit.  I began my Accident and Emergency career in 2004.  I have worked in many different emergency departments in London, Surrey, Berkshire and Lincolnshire, a deliberate attempt to gain as much varied experience as possible. I also took a year out of nursing in 2009 to work as long haul cabin crew for British Airways. This gave me a new attitude to 'customer service', something I have brought back with me to my work in the NHS. It also gave me an opportunity to experience many different cultures and cultural differences. During my time as cabin crew I was involved in many medical incidents on board the aircraft. I am currently self employed. Clinically, I work as a locum advanced/emergency nurse practitioner (ANP/ENP). This autonomous role includes:- History taking, examination, diagnosing and treating adults and children with a wide range of minor injuries and minor illness; X-ray requesting and interpretation; Phlebotomy and interpretation of results; Applying splints and plaster of paris; All aspects of wound care and closure, including suturing; Giving discharge advice, written and verbal; Arranging appropriate follow ups with specialists, General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, District Nurses; Referring to the Senior Doctor in the event that the potential diagnosis is outside my sphere of competence; Ensuring patients are happy with their plan of care and responding to questions and concerns. My other roles include working as an expert witness, teaching at university as a guest lecturer, quality surveillance for NHS England and as a volunteer for a prematurity charity. I also have managerial experience as a senior sister/team leader in the emergency department. This role involved taking charge of the department ensuring timely throughput of patients without compromising care, responding to arising problems, and ensuring my staff were supported and happy. I also line managed a small team of nurses, which involved sickness management, appraisals, problem solving and being a support mechanism, for personal problems as well as professional. I keep myself updated, through attending courses and ensuring that I am aware of developments in my field through reading and researching evidence based practice. I have had articles published in the Emergency Nurse Journal and have recently been asked to speak at a conference for medical negligence solicitors. I am currently studying for my MSc in advanced practice at St Georges University of London, with plans to publish my research in an international emergency medical journal. Professional Affiliations Nursing and Midwifery Council Royal College of Nursing Professional Education Current MSc Advanced Practice: Prescribing, St George's, University of London 2014 V300 Non-medical prescribing, St George's, University of London 2014 PGCE- Health care Practice, St George's, University of London 2005 Dip HE Adult Nursing, Kingston University

Dr Jonathan Bannister

Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia

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Dr Jonathan Bannister

Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia

Dr Jonathan Bannister is a practicing senior consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. He holds the posts of Consultant with NHS Tayside and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Dundee.

Dr Bannister has an established medico-legal practice instructed by both claimant and defendant solicitors, 80% for claimant at present. He is instructed by a range of solicitors, including several high profile companies, and also by the medical defence agencies and NHS legal departments.

Specialist areas include chronic pain after injury, post-operative pain relief, treatment of chronic and neuropathic pain. He is instructed in negligence claims both in pain medicine and anaesthesia. Opinion and decision making in pain medicine is often complex and so he is well used to consulting with Counsel.

Current clinical practice is divided between pain medicine and anaesthesia. In pain medicine he specializes in neuropathic pain, the interface between pain and drug misuse and spinal cord stimulation for pain. In anaesthesia his current clinical practice is in neurosurgery, and in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. Prior to this he had an extensive practice in anaesthesia for vascular surgery.

Dr Bannister is recognised as a key opinion leader. He sat on Scottish Government’s Chronic Pain Steering Group and was a member of the national guideline development group which produced SIGN 136: Management of Chronic Pain. He is an advisor to Scottish Medicines Consortium. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in the Royal College on Anaesthetists. He has led both anaesthesia and pain services for NHS Tayside.

He continues to lecture nationally and internationally, has authored 27 peer-reviewed papers, published one book and authored chapters in others.

Areas of expertise: Chronic Pain and Anaesthesia
Contact:
Geländer Ltd
Wester Claysyke
Kinross  KY13 0UP

Email: j.bannister@dundee.ac.uk
Tel: 07711 608951

Dr Chris Danbury

Consultant Intensive Care Physician, Visiting Fellow in Health Law, Expert Witness and Mediator

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Dr Chris Danbury

Consultant Intensive Care Physician, Visiting Fellow in Health Law, Expert Witness and Mediator

“I have almost 30 years experience in managing critically ill patients, with over 15 years of them as a consultant in intensive care. After gaining an M.Phil in Medical Law, I was offered a personal appointment as Visiting Fellow in Health Law by the Senate of the University of Reading and have lectured on the LLB for over 12 years. I am an experienced expert witness and give oral evidence regularly, particularly in the Court of Protection. I am also an experienced mediator, specialising in healthcare mediation – clinical negligence and serious medical treatment.”

Current Appointments:
Consultant Intensive Care Physician, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Visiting Fellow in Health Law, School of Law, University of Reading
Chair, Legal and Ethical Policy Unit, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Registered Mediator, Civil Mediation Council
Mediator, Trust Mediation
Director, Medical Mediation Foundation
Volunteer, Resolve (Community Mediation)

Past Appointments:
Honorary Secretary and Council Member, Intensive Care Society
Member, NHS England, Adult Critical Care Clinical Reference Group
Co-Chair, Joint Standards Committee, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine / Intensive Care Society
Tutor, Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Medical Lead for Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Berkshire Hospital

Contact
Email: enquiries@intensivecarespecialists.co.uk
Telephone: 07730 586900

Mr William Allum

Consultant Surgeon

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Mr William Allum

Consultant Surgeon

William Allum is Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London with clinical interests in oesophageal and gastric cancer and breast disease.

His main area of academic interest is in oesophageal and gastric cancer with a research interest in perioperative multimodality therapy.

He was President of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS) 2012-14. He is a Board member of the European Society of Surgical Oncology.

He has maintained an interest in training throughout his consultant career and was a member of the General Surgery SAC from 2003 and Chairman from 2010-12. He was the Surgical Director of the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project from 2012-2104 and has been chair of Joint Committee on Surgical Training from 2015 to 2017. He is also an examiner for the Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery (FRCS) with specific topics in upper GI surgery and Breast disease.

He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh ad hominem in 2014 and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2017. He was joint chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges / General Medical Council working group on the implementation of the Generic Professional Capabilities.

He is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is Council Lead for the Improving Surgery Project.

Professor Janesh Gupta

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Professor Janesh Gupta

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Clinical Expertise:-
My current post is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Academic Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women's Hospital. I have been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist since 1995, at 31 years of age. Prior to this I held a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist post in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, Scotland for 3 years (from 1995-1998).

I am a practising Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. My special interests were previously prenatal diagnosis and currently gynaecological minimal access surgery, which includes endometriosis surgery. I am the Director of the Minimal Access Surgical Training (MAST) Unit. I was a Trustee of Endometriosis UK from 2005 - 2011.

I have published over 150 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of fetal medicine, benign gynaecology (including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia), and minimal access surgery. I have received grants from WellBeing of Women, National Health Institute for Research (Health Technology Assessment), Medical Research Council and various industry partners.

I am Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (EJOG) and on the Editorial Board for Surgical Endoscopy

Medicolegal Expertise:-
The medicolegal reports I have taken instructions for are obstetrics cases such as cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy, antenatal and postnatal care, and gynaecology cases such as failed sterilisation, endometriosis, complications of abdominal, hysteroscopic, and laparoscopic surgery. I have done several employment tribunal cases as a single joint expert. I have also provided reports for criminal cases e.g. Metropolitan Police, Lincolnshire Police (example of a recent case) and many other Police forces. I also accept personal injury cases and legal aid cases.

I have given expert evidence in High Court (three times: last time December 2014), Crown Court (six times: last time January 2016), GMC hearing and Coroner's Court (March 2018).

I have provided opinions in cases from overseas countries such as Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Corfu, Trinidad and St Helena Island.

I have published papers on the medicolegal ramifications of failed sterilisation (BJOG 2004 and Human Reproduction 2007) and guidelines to reduce injury during laparoscopic entry (Surgical Endoscopy 2008).

My defendant / claimant ratio is approximately 60 : 40.