Welsh Intensive Care Society Chair.
Dr Roberts qualified in medicine from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1996. He trained in General Medicine, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine gaining a Dual CCT in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care in 2008. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Felow of the Faculty of Intensive Care and holder of the European Diploma in Intensive Care. He is currently employed as a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. He has interests in Quality Improvement and prediction of outcome following Critical Care and is fluent in both Welsh and English.
In his role as WITS chair, Dr Roberts served on WICS council as trainee representative from 2006-2007. He was co-opted onto WICS council in December 2009, subsequently being elected formally onto council for his first 3 year term in June 2010. During this term he served as Audit and Research Lead, founded the Welsh Intensive Care Society Audit and Research Group (WICSARG) and helped undertake several National surveys and audits of clinical practice. He was re-elected onto council for a second 3 year term in June 2013 and subsequently was appointed secretary of the Welsh Intensive Care Society in July 2014. He was elected Chair of the Welsh Intensive Care Society in April 2015, taking over from the previous incumbent (Dr Paul Morgan) following the AGM in June 2015. Due to his re-election into a council officer post, as per the constitution, he is due to serve up to a further maximum 3 year term from June 2015 as Chair, and will then serve a further year on council as “Ex-offico” chair. He will leave WICS council no later than June 2019 and will not be eligible for re-election for 3 years.
Dr Ceri Brown (Treasurer) – Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Withybush Hospital. First elected onto council in June 2014. Re-elected onto council for a second 3 year term in June 2017. WICStreasurer@gmail.com
WICS Secretary – Dr Chris Littler – Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Dr Littler has been a previous member of WICS council who stepped down at the end of a long and illustrious tenure several years ago. As of October 2015 he was “co-opted” onto council to fill the vacant secretarial role. He was then formally re-elected to council in June 2016 for a three year term,
WICS Audit and Research Lead
Dr Pugh is Clinical Lead for Critical Care at Glan Clwyd Hospital, North Wales, Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Cardiff University, and has been a Lead for the WICS Audit and Research Group since June 2013. He was re-elected to WICS Council for a second term in June 2016.
Dr Pugh is currently the Chair – elect for WICS and with the AGM’s blessing he is due to take over the role of Chair from Dr Roberts at that meeting in June 2018.
Dr Ed Curtis –
Ed qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1997. Eventually settling for a career in Anaesthetics and Critical Care, he has interests in education and paediatrics. He currently works as a consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny. He was elected to council in June 2015. Contactable through the secretary.
Dr Matt Challis -Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine Morriston Hospital. First elected onto council June 2015. Contactable through the secretary.
Dr Peter Mathews – Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine Morriston Hospital. Another ex Chair of WICS Dr Mathews was re- elected onto council in June 2016. Contactable through the secretary.
Dr Peter Fitzgerald -Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Royal Glamorgan Hospital. First elected onto council June 2015. Contactable through the secretary.
Vacant post (TBC) – Trainee representative / Chair of the Welsh Intensivists in Training Society. WITSchair1@gmail.com
Dr Ceri Battle – Allied Health Professional Representative Consultant Physiotherapist Morriston Hospital. Dr Battle will be taking over from Dr Pugh as Audit and Research Lead at the AGM in June 2018. Contactable through the secretary.
Dr Matt Dallison – Regional Advisor in Intensive Care Medicine -Non-tenured co-opted appointment. Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine Morriston Hospital. Contactable through the secretary.
List of previous Chairs of WICS:
Dr Paul Morgan – Cardiff
Dr Peter Mathews – Swansea
Dr Chris Littler – Wrexham