© 2016 Nigel Tufft 

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Nigel Tufft BSc. MB. ChB. FRCA. FFICM.
Expert Witness in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Position
  • Consultant anaesthetist, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt
    Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

  • Locum consultant in intensive care medicine, Shrewsbury
    and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Consultant anaesthetist, HSS, Keflavík, Iceland.

 

Previous Position
  • Consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, 1998 to 2017.

Qualifications

 

  • BSc Degree in Physiology 2/1 Bristol University1985.

  • Medical Degree MB ChB Bristol University 1988.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists 1991.

  • Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine RCA 2012.

  • Cardiff University Bond Solon expert witness certificate 2019.

 

Membership of professional bodies

 

  • General Medical Council No. 3196971.

  • Icelandic Directorate of Health.

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists.

 

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 on the e mail address below.

Relevant continuing professional development.

 

Bond Solon Courses.
  • The Mental Capacity Act, July 2011

 

Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate

 

  • Excellence in Report Writing, 12th September 2016.

  • Courtroom Skills Training, 13th December 2016.

  • Civil Law and Procedure, 14th and 15th September 2017.

  • Cross examination Day, 5th December 2018.

 

This concluded with the award of the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate in April 2019.

 

Medical Protection Society workshops.

 

  • Mastering difficult Interactions with patients. 2nd September 2016.

  • Mastering adverse outcomes. 2nd September 2016.

  • Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice.  28th July 2016.

  • Mastering shared decision making. 28th July 2016.

 

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.

 

  • Informed Consent Training delivered by Hill Dickenson, 3rd June 2016

 

Regulation and insurance.

 

  • I was revalidated by the GMC in October 2018.

  • My annual appraisals are up to date.

  • I have had full registration with the GMC since August 1989.

  • I am insured by the Medical Protection Society for both clinical and expert witness work.