Dr Helen Butterfield
About Helen Butterfield
Dr Butterfield qualified in medicine from Liverpool University in 1993. Following general medical training she moved into anaesthesia training within the Mersey Deanery. She completed an overseas Fellowship programme in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at The Royal Perth Hospital in Australia from 2000 to 2001. She has been employed as a full time Consultant Anaesthetist at The Walton Centre since 2004. In 2017, she completed a Masters of Health and Medical Law at Manchester University’s Department of Law.
Dr Butterfield’s areas of expertise include anaesthesia for spinal surgery and scoliosis surgery. Her special interests include perioperative medicine, transfusion medicine and consent for anaesthesia and surgery along with moral and ethical issues that impinge upon patient care.
At The Walton Centre she is the Clinical Lead for Organ Donation and has a special interest in communication skills and end of life care. She has been involved in communication skills training and simulation workshops at the Trust’s Simulation Centre.
MB ChB, FRCA, FFICM, LLM (Health Care Ethics and Law)
Neuroanaesthesia - anaesthesia for spinal surgery and scoliosis surgery
Consent for anaesthesia and surgery along
Moral and ethical issues that impinge upon patient care
Clinical Lead for Organ Donation
Membership of professional regional and national bodies
Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Intensive Care Society
The Horsley Intensive Care Unit consists of 20 beds
Page last updated: 15 July 2021113