Eynon, Dr Andy

Dr Andy EynonBSc (hons), MBBS (hons), MD, FRCP, FCEM, FFICM, EDICM, FHEA

Specialty

Intensive care

Sub-specialty

Neuro-intensive care

Training and education

  • BSc (1st class honours) basic medical sciences - St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1986
  • MBBS (honours in pathology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics) - St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1989
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians - London, 1992
  • Certificate of completion of specialised training in accident and emergency medicine - 2000
  • European diploma in intensive care medicine - 2001
  • Doctor of medicine, University of London - 2001
  • Member of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - 2002

Dr Eynon trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School and then received his postgraduate training in Oxford, Cambridge and Philadelphia.

Fellowships

  • Fellow of the Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine - 2000
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London - 2005
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2007
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine - 2011

Experience

Dr Eynon has been a consultant in neurointensive care at UHS since October 2002. He was the first director of neurointensive care (2002 to 2010) and then became the first director of major trauma at UHS (2010 to 2015).

UHS is one of only 12 major trauma centres in England designated for the care of both adults and children. He was a founder member of the Department of Health clinical advisory group for the development of trauma networks and was a member of the clinical reference group for major trauma at the Department of Health. He remains on the national review panel for major trauma networks and was recently a member of a national review into services for patients with spinal cord injury.

With Prof Charles Deakin and Dr David Sutton, Dr Eynon led the successful development of the helipad at the hospital.

Dr Eynon was appointed honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Southampton from 2009 and was promoted to honorary associate professor in 2019. With Prof Rob Crouch, he led a master's programme in trauma sciences at the University of Southampton.

In 2017 he became a trustee of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and helped facilitate the new partnership between HIOWAA, UHS and SCAS.

He is an examiner for the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons (to 2019). He is a reviewer for multiple national and international medical journals. He has also authored or co-authored five national reports into the management of patients with severe brain or spinal cord injuries along with multiple original journal articles and book chapters.

Since 2007 he has been the principal investigator on a project providing early legal advice for critically ill patients and their families. This has been specifically endorsed by NHS England following Dr Eynon’s briefings to senior NHS leaders in 2018.

Key achievements

  • Developing the neurosciences intensive care unit at Southampton General Hospital into a national leader for the care of patients with brain and spinal illnesses
  • Developing the Wessex Trauma Network, and in particular Southampton, as a major trauma centre for both adults and children
  • Developing a legal advice service for critically ill patients and their families that is being adopted at many other national hospitals
  • Developing a MSc programme in trauma science between UHS and the University of Southampton.