Dr Nigel Tufft Expert Witness

Dr Nigel Tufft

A Brief CV

I qualified as a doctor from Bristol University in 1988. During my time in Bristol I also undertook an intercalated degree in Physiology graduating with a 2.1 in 1985. After a number of SHO jobs I settled in anaesthesia and became interested in Intensive care. Most of my anaesthetic training was in the West Midlands  including the  Major hospitals of Coventry, Birmingham and Stoke on Trent. I was awarded my CCST in 1998 and was appointed as a consultant at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford in the same year, where I worked until 2017. My current position is as a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

Anaesthesia Practice 

As a consultant for 20 years my anaesthetic practice has included almost all of the specialties one would expect to find in a district general hospital. These include; elective and emergency general surgery; thoraco-abdominal oesophagectomy surgery; laparoscopic upper GI surgery; urology; and breast surgery.

I have also anaesthetised for maxillo-facial surgery including facial reconstructions and major cancer surgery; ENT surgery including difficult airways, and both emergency and elective gynaecology.

My current anaesthetic practice is in a specialist orthopaedic hospital and includes all aspects of orthopaedic surgery including pre and post-operative care. I regularly practice regional and spinal anaesthetic techniques and am involved caring for  patients in the high dependency unit.


I have specific sessions in the pre-operative assessment unit, and I am the clinical lead for pre-operative assessment.


I have an interest in bariatric anaesthesia and undertake anaesthesia for obesity surgery in a private hospital in Iceland.


Intensive care practice 

I have a wide experience in dealing with adult medical and surgical intensive care patients found in a district general hospital. I am experienced in invasive and non-invasive ventilation; cardiovascular monitoring and support; haemodialysis and haemofiltration and procedures such as central lines, including dialysis lines, arterial lines; percutaneous tracheostomy and mini-tracheostomy.


I am particularly interested in the deteriorating patient and introduced the VitalPAC electronic charting and early warning scoring system to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.


I am currently working as an intensive care consultant in a locum capacity with my previous employer.


Medicolegal reporting

I  have been providing medicolegal reports since 2015. I have undertaken appropriate continuing professional education in this area and was awarded the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate in 2019. Full details of my terms and conditions can be obtained by contacting me.


My GMC Number is 3196971. I am professionally insured by the MPS.

My full CV is available from the curriculum vitae page.