Mr Colin Holburn

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Colin Holburn has been a consultant in Emergency Medicine since 1992.

He qualified from Edinburgh University in 1981. Colin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

As a consultant, Colin has been a Clinical Lead, Clinical Director and Divisional Director for Emergency Care.

Colin has been actively involved in training in Emergency Medicine for many years, including Chairing the Training Standards Committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and serving on the Council of the Royal College for three years until 2015. He is an Examiner for the FRCEM exam and an ATLS instructor.

Colin has been an expert witness since 1992, now mainly undertaking clinical negligence and criminal work, as well as providing expert evidence for inquests. Colin is instructed both by claimants and defendants and by HM Coroners. While being involved in preparing reports on all aspects of Emergency Medicine, Colin’s special interests include traumatic injuries such as scaphoid fractures and the initial management of head and spinal injuries, including cauda equina.

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