Daniel Horner

Dr, Previous Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

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Dan Horner is a previous Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a Consultant in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, in the UK.

Dan chairs the thrombosis committee at Salford and has led the service towards consistently improved outcomes over the last 5 years. These improvements have led to Salford being recognised as a national exemplar centre for thrombosis care and short listed for 3 national awards in 2017/18. Thrombosis care was also highlighted in the outstanding practice section of Salfords recent Care Quality commission report. 

In addition, Dan has been a committee member for multiple national thrombosis guidelines. These include the 2015 College of Emergency Medicine guidelines for thrombprophylaxis in lower limb immobilisation, the 2018 British Thoracic Society guidelines for the outpatient management of pulmonary embolism and the 2020 revision of the National Institute for Health and care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on venous thromboembolic diseases. Dan currently acts as a topic expert for the living NICE guidelines on managing COVID-19, NG191. 

Dan is also regional theme lead for Trauma and Emergency Care within the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network and has an active thrombosis research portfolio. His key research interests are the management of isolated distal deep vein thrombosis, thromboprophylaxis for patients with temporary lower limb immobilisation after injury and risk assessment methods to determine the need for thromboprophylaxis in patients requiring hospitalisation. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Emergency Medicine - Postgraduate Certificate Completed, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Award Date: 1 Sept 2014

Doctor of Medicine, Isolated distal deep vein thrombosis in symptomatic ambulatory patients: a prospective data analysis and therapeutic feasibility study

1 Sept 20101 Sept 2012

Award Date: 1 Nov 2012

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Undergraduate Medicine, University College London (UCL)

1 Sept 19971 Jul 2003

Award Date: 1 Jul 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Intercalated BSc in Healthcare Ethics and Medical Law, The University of Manchester

1 Sept 19991 Jun 2000

Award Date: 1 Jun 2000

External positions

Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

1 Oct 20171 Oct 2021

Regional lead for Trauma and Emergency Care Research, Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester

1 Jun 2016 → …

Exemplar Centre Thromobosis Committee Chair, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

1 Oct 2015 → …

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

1 Aug 2015 → …

Section Editor, Emergency Medicine Journal, BMJ Group

1 Jan 2015 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • R Medicine (General)
  • Thrombosis
  • Anticoagulation


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