John Welch

13 - 14 July 2020
Manchester Central


  John Welch

John Welch

, , Critical Care & Critical Care Outreach, University College London Hospitals , Consultant Nurse

John set-up one of the first Critical Care Outreach services in the UK, was the first chair of the UK National Outreach Forum, and programme lead for Critical Care Outreach at the Department of Health Modernisation Agency.  More recently, he was clinical lead of two UCL Partners programmes which achieved significant reductions in cardiac arrests and improved outcomes from sepsis across thirteen hospitals. 

John has contributed to two editions of the National Early Warning Score (, the Textbook of Rapid Response Systems (Springer); and is co-author of Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient (Wiley) and Critical Care Nursing: Science and Practice (Oxford University Press). 

He was co-investigator on two new National Institute for Health Research studies: Interventions to reduce mortality from in-hospital cardiac arrest (Health Serv Deliv Res 2019;7(2)) and Effect of a Nurse-Led Preventive Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of PTSD Among Critically Ill Patients (JAMA. 2019;321(7):665-675).  This year, John was named as one of ‘100 Outstanding Nurses’ by the We Nurses group ( 

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