Dr Chris Danbury

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics, Royal Berkshire Hospital

“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 Neuro Intensive Care Physician, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust
  • 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:

  • Consultant Intensive Care Physician, Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • 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

Key Publications

  • Core Standards for Intensive Care Units, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine / Intensive Care Society, 2013
  • Law and Ethics in Intensive Care, Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-956203-9
  • Highly Commended in the Basis of Medicine Category, BMA Medical Book Awards 2011, second edition in preparation.

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