Consultant Dr Dan Horner has recently been appointed to the post of Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. The award is in recognition of his research portfolio and comes with support costs and access to college infrastructure to promote and further his work.
Dan is a dual consultant in emergency and intensive care medicine at Salford Royal and acting trauma team leader. He is the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network theme lead for injuries and emergencies in Greater Manchester. He also acts as clinical lead for the local Acute Research Delivery Team at Salford, which recruits to a number of trials across the emergency department, intensive care unit and critical care areas.
Dan is co-chair of the Trust thrombosis committee and has helped drive a number of recent changes, resulting in recent nomination of the trust for recognition as an national exemplar centre for thrombosis care. His research interests are principally in thrombosis, in particular the diagnosis and management of isolated distal (below the knee) deep vein thrombosis and the use of thromboprophylaxis in lower limb immobilisation. Dan currently sits on the Research and Publications committee for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and on several national guideline groups relating to thrombosis.
His current research projects include the Thromboprophylaxis in Lower Limb Immobilisation (TiLLI) project, for which he is co-chief investigator. This project aims to assess the potential clinical and cost effectiveness of providing thromboprophylaxis (anticoagulant medication) to patients with isolated leg injury immobilised in plaster cast and is funded by the Health Technology Assessment Program.
Dan has written several BMJ learning modules on thrombosis care, writes for the St Emlyns online medical education blog and is the regional coordinator of the online teaching platform St Emlyn’s for education in critical care medicine across the North West.