My major clinical interests are regional anaesthesia, trauma management, neuroanaesthesia, total intravenous anaesthesia, airway management, perioperative medicine and risk assessment.

Clinical experience

I qualified with Distinction in Medicine from King’s College London in 2007 and commenced practice in anaesthesia in 2010. I was awarded the MacIntosh medal when I gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2013. I completed clinical and academic training in London, Brighton and Nottingham and took up a consultant post in Nottingham in 2018. Read more about my scope of practice...

Academic medicine

I have published around 50 scholarly articles and contributed chapters to several international anaesthetic textbooks, including highly cited work on complications of anaesthesia. I was awarded a PhD from the University of Nottingham for my thesis on the care of patients under sedation. Read more about my research and publications...

Medicolegal activity

I am my departmental lead for Mortality and Morbidity review and have undergone training in Structured Judgment Case Review by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. I completed training in civil law and procedure, report writing, and courtroom skills by Bond Solon in 2021. I accept instruction in civil litigation on behalf of both defendant and claimant. Read more about my duties and responsibilities as an expert witness...

Dr David Hewson

David Hewson is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. Alongside his active clinical and research practice he provides medicolegal reports as an expert witness in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine..

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