Dr Boyd is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Chief of Medicine. He has undertaken original Research into the care of the high-risk peri-operative patient, and has published extensively in this area. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Anaesthetists and founding member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. He is Regional advisor in Intensive Care Medicine in South East England. He trained in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia in London and Internal Medicine in Cardiff and Leicester.