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.

Dr Hughes 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

Consultant, Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine

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