consultant in intensive care and chief executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and UK Sepsis Trust
Dr Ron Daniels BEM is a Consultant in Critical Care at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, England. He’s a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
Ron sits on the Executive Committee of the Global Sepsis Alliance, having been instrumental in bringing World Sepsis Day and the World Sepsis Declaration to fruition. In May 2017, following unanimous approval of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation, he was part of an Task Force successful in securing the adoption of a Resolution on sepsis by the 70th World Health Assembly.
He is also Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Sepsis Trust, a registered charity, in which capacity he provides in addition to public duties clinical advice to NHS England, Public Health England, and the Department of Health. He has lobbied the United Kingdom Government, together with devolved governments in Scotland and Wales, over several years resulting in the development of a national commissioning incentive for sepsis in England, a NICE Clinical Guideline and Quality Standard, and a public awareness campaign on sepsis in children. Ron and his team developed both the ‘Sepsis Six’ care bundle, now in use in 36 countries, and the clinical concept of ‘Red Flag Sepsis’. Both are endorsed and recommended by the UK Royal Colleges and by NHS England, and in 2019 were formally endorsed by NICE. The UK Sepsis Trust has also been instrumental in delivering reports from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sepsis and the NHS Cross System Programme Board on Sepsis.
In 2016 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to patients.