Dr Christopher Whitehead

About Christopher Whitehead

Dr Christopher Whitehead graduated from the University of Liverpool before training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care in the Mersey region. He was a Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia at Royal Perth Hospital in Australia and then a Clinical Fellow in Intensive Care Medicine at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool. 

He has previously held the roles of Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Critical Care at The Walton Centre and Clinical Head of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, and Divisional Medical Director at Aintree University Hospital. 

Dr Whitehead has an MSc in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Birmingham and Manchester Business School, and an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership. 

At The Walton Centre he is the Medical Appraisal Lead and the Clinical Director for Pain Medicine. He is also a Mentor for the NHS NW Leadership Academy Mentoring Hub and the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre and Critical Care mortality lead 


Critical Care and Anaesthesia 



Clinical/research interests

Management of traumatic brain injury 

Subarachnoid haemorrhage 

Critical care outcome 

Medical leadership 

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Intensive Care Society 

Royal College of Anaesthetists 

Neuro anaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland 

Related Services

Pain medicine

The Walton Centre is internationally famous for treating patients with chronic pain, pain which lasts longer than the normal healing process and is still present three months after an injury or illness.

Critical Care - Horsley Ward

The Horsley Intensive Care Unit consists of 20 beds

Page last updated: 21 July 2021