specialists
Kevin Kiff

Kevin Kiff FRCA

Current NHS Posts

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust, Chelmsford, Essex

Special Clinical Interests

Anaesthesia for Urological, Orthopaedic and ENT surgery
Adult Intensive Care medicine

Professional Bodies

General Medical Council (GMC)
Medical Protection Society (MPS)
Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA)
Fellow of the Royal College of Medicine, Edinburgh (FRCP, Edin)
Intensive Care Society (ICS)
Association of Anaesthetists (AAGBI)

Professional Profile

Medical degree: The London Hospital Medical College ( MBBS, 1986)
North East Thames Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine training programmes
Director, Intensive Care Unit, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

Professional Experience

Born in Somerset, Dr Kiff gained a sport scholarship to Millfield School before attending the London Hospital Medical College. After graduation in 1986, he began the joint training scheme in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in North East Thames. He was successful in the MRCP and FRCA examinations at the first attempt. He was awarded FRCP in 2003.

At Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children he researched the profile of respiratory failure for children on the PICU and the effects of High frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV). As a Senior Registrar, he was awarded research grants from the Intensive Care Society and was jointly awarded the Elizabeth Wherry prize from the BMA for other aspects of his research.

Dr Kiff was appointed to the Specialist register in 1996, and appointed as Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Broomfield Hospital shortly thereafter. Since taking up this post he has continued to develop his interests in regional and general anaesthesia and all aspects of Intensive Care Medicine. He is currently Director of the Broomfield ICU and Clinical Director for Service Transformation. He was presented with the maximum local Clinical Excellence Award (Bronze) in 2010. Together with Dr Cath Spoors, he was Senior Editor for the Textbook ‘Training in Anaesthesia’ published by Oxford University Press (2010), now used as a reference text for those about to take their Royal College examinations.

As chair of the Mid Essex Resuscitation Committee he has forged links with community care and promoted national standards of resuscitation performance. He has developed the MEHT Patient at Risk scheme (PAR) where in-patient deterioration is appreciated early, leading to better patient outcome. He is Local Educational supervisor for ICM and sits on the Eastern Region ICM specialist Training committee.