Register of interests
Those working for the Review, and the Review’s advisors and experts, have been asked to declare any interests in relation to the Independent Review of Children’s Cardiac Services at Bristol, and other interactions with the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and predecessor bodies. These are links over and above those which are essential and expected between leading professionals in highly specialised clinical disciplines. The following have been declared:
Eleanor Grey QC
- Junior Counsel to the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry (1998-2001).
Professor Sir Ian Kennedy QC
- Chair of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry (1998–2001).
- Chair of the Healthcare Commission (2004-2009).
- Chair of the group that reviewed the provision of paediatric cardiac surgery in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2012, as part of the Safe and Sustainable Review.
Dr Ian James
- Expert witness instructed by the United Bristol Hospitals in a number of medico-legal cases in connection with children’s cardiac surgery in Bristol in the 1990s.
- Expert witness instructed by the claimant in a number of cases involving the United Bristol Hospitals, including cardiac cases.
- Registrar anaesthetist in Bristol 1977-1979.
- Representative of the Royal College of Anaesthetists on a number of consultant appointment committees in Bristol, most recently in 2014 for the appointment of a consultant paediatric cardiac anaesthetist.
Dr Janet Burns
- Dr Burns was asked to provide independent external expert opinion on the clinical management of a child under the care of the children’s cardiac service, in March 2013. This involved review of the medical records and submission of a written report.
- All work was completed remotely and Dr Burns did not visit the Trust nor have any further discussion with the Trust following submission of her report.
- The child is not one of those whose care is being reviewed, at the request of parents or carers, by the Review's expert panel.+