Dr Ron Daniels is a Consultant in Critical Care at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust., Birmingham, England. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
Ron is Chief Executive of the Global Sepsis Alliance, having been instrumental in bringing the Chairman’s concept of the World Sepsis Declaration to fruition.
He is Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Sepsis Trust, a registered charity with a predicted annual income for 2015/16 of £2.5 million, in which capacity he provides (in addition to public duties) clinical advice to NHS England, the Department of Health and to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. He has lobbied the United Kingdom Government, together with devolved governments in Scotland and Wales, over several years culminating in an announcement by the UK Secretary of State for Health in January 2015 of a resourced suite of measures to transform sepsis care across the UK. An earlier success had been encouraging the Health Minister for Scotland (now First Minister) to sign the World Sepsis Declaration as the first national endorsement.
Ron is also Founder and Programme Director of the UK education initiative, Survive Sepsis, and developed both the ‘Sepsis Six’ care bundle in use in 9 countries, and the clinical concept of ‘Red Flag Sepsis’. Both are endorsed and recommended by the UK Royal Colleges and by NHS England. He has recently developed a suite of educational materials and clinical toolkits in support of improvement, in collaboration with the Royal Colleges and NHS England, and, with over 40 national television appearances, is established as the ‘go to’ person for media coverage of sepsis stories in the UK.