Dr Dave Murray has been a consultant anaesthetist at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough since 2003. He established the NHS Emergency Laparotomy Network in 2010, and led the development of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). He was the National Clinical lead for NELA from 2012-2017, and is now Project Chair.
He has a long held interest in patient safety and Human Factors, is a founding member of the Clinical Human Factors Group, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and is the Human Factors faculty lead for Health Education England North East. He also has a Masters in Medical Education.
When is not working, he competes in triathlons, and has represented Great Britain several times within his Age Group at the European Long Distance Duathlon Championships, and the World Long Course Triathlon Championships.