Dr Gareth Hughes

Consultant - Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine

Professional Background

Dr Hughes is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine, joining the trust in January 2019, having completed his training in the North West. He graduated with a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery degree from the University of Manchester in 2007. He has undertaken further postgraduate studies in workplace based postgraduate medical education and health care ethics and law. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester in the division of Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine.

Special Interests and Research

Interstitial lung disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome, difficult weaning and long-term ventilation.


Hughes G, Toellner H, Morris H, Leonard C, Chaudhuri N. Real World Experiences: Pirfenidone and Nintedanib are Effective Well Tolerated Treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2016; 5(9). Pii: E78. DOI: 10.3390/jcm5090078

Toellner H, Hughes G, Beswick W, Crooks M, Donaldson C, Leonard C, Forrest I, Hart S, Major M, Simpson J, Chaudhuri N. Early clinical experiences with nintedanib in three UK tertiary interstitial lung disease centres. Clinical and Translational Medicine 2017; 6:41. DOI 10.1186/s40169-017-0172-3

McGrath B, Doherty C, Moore JA, Bates L, Hughes G, Atkinson D, Donaldson HE. The role of Hi Fidelity simulation in designing emergency airway management algorithms: The experience of the UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. Published Online First: 14 December 2017. DOI 10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000267

Dr Gareth Hughes works in the following services:

Critical Care

Critical Care at the Royal Bolton Hospital comprises an eight bed intensive care unit and a ten bed high dependency unit which care for seriously ill patients. Both units are staffed by critical care trained nurses and covered by doctors trained in intensive care medicine. Other specialists from across the Trust provide input where necessary. We care for almost 1,400 patients a year making Bolton the third busiest critical care unit in Greater Manchester.


The award-winning respiratory service provides inpatient and outpatient services to all patients with respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, tuberculosis and lung cancer. The respiratory service offers full hospital services, supported by colleagues from The Christie and Wythenshawe and by a team of specialist nurses which provides a seven day service to both inpatients and outpatients, as well as home visits as required.