Dan Magnus, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dan Magnus@NHS from 20/02/17 to 24/02/17

Twitter Handle: @drdanmagnus

Job title: Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Place of work: Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

I am a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, working in the children’s emergency department at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. I studied medicine at the University of Nottingham before training in paediatrics and sub-specialising in paediatric emergency medicine.

I love my job. I work with an amazing team and feel very privileged to care for the children and families who we are there to help.

Alongside paediatric emergency medicine I have a special interest in global child health and am currently Chair of the International Child Health Group for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.  I have more than 10 years of global health experience as co-founder of Child.org – a charity working in east Africa on child health and education programmes. I am currently working on developing global child health training for UK paediatricians and on research focused on school health and nutrition interventions and paediatric trauma data in low-resource countries.

In addition to my clinical work in the NHS I am also the director of the Paediatric Simulation Programme in Bristol through which we aim to improve knowledge, performance, team working and safety through the use of medical simulation. Prior to taking up my Consultant post I completed a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

I live in Bristol with my wife, Kerri, who is an emergency nurse practitioner in a GP surgery and our son, Elias, who is lovely, cheeky 3 year old.  My favourite quote is the one by Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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