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Dr. Chinekwu (Chi) DAVIES, Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Chinekwu (Chi) Davies

Consultant Anaesthetist

Director  Channel Day Surgery Centre

William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent.

Length of service in NHS (since 1985) over 32 years.

Has been a consultant anaesthetist for over 24 years



Somerville College, Oxford – University of Oxford

St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School – University of London

After obtaining a fellowship in anaesthesia Chi completed a Master’s in Business in Administration, Strategic Health Services Management.


Contribution to NHS

All in addition to working fulltime as a consultant anaesthetist Chihas achieved the following;

1.     Field of Day surgery –

a.     Board member British Association of Day surgery ( 6 years)

b.     Modernisation agency – making day surgery the norm. One of the 29 Day surgery clinical Champions in the UK.  Today day surgery counts for over 60% of elective work in the UK. Improving efficiency and cutting down waiting list.

c.     Commissioned Channel Day surgery Centre Ashford in 1998. First NHS project to be delivered within deadline and within BUDGET. One of the largest day Surgery centres in the England. 1998 to present - Director of Channel Day Surgery Centre.

d.     Commissioned Canterbury Day Surgery Centre.


2.     Department of Health - Secondment to DOH to work with various national programme projects.  Contributed to the programme that sent patients overseas to help reduce waiting list. Patients went to France for their cataract  and hip replacements operations.

3.     Served on Regional equality and diversity steering committees.

4.     Served for 6 years as fitness to Practice panellist on the General Medical Council.

5.     Served as chair of East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT BAME network for over 10 years.

6.     Special interest in learning disability group. Are of special anaesthetic interest.

7.     Training and Teaching junior doctors as Educational and Clinical supervisor.  Several are now consultants in different parts of the UK.


Voluntary Work

1.      Medical liaison officer for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF).

2.      Patron of the African Family Support Group in UK – A charity that supports African families who live in the UK. Especially around mental health issues.

3.      Work with NHS England Dental.

4.      From 2003 to present Chi has taken part regularly in overseas medical mission as volunteer doctor.

5.      Chi has built a 20-bed hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. Most of the funding came from her clinical excellence award money. The hospital is now providing much needed care for a deprived area of the community. Chi is a regular visitor to Enugu

edited on Mar 29, 2018 by BRUCE CAMPION-SMITH

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God'swill Etokowo May 1, 2018

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Chi and delivering care to high risk pregnant women for more than 20 years now. She has a way of not only dealing with medical challenges in this complicated group of patients, but also of "calming" the entire situation for the patient and all staff concerned. She has enhanced patients' experience in these situations, and many of them have not only complimented her years after, but have consistently requested that she is involved in their care for subsequent operative births. She is an excellent teacher and has trained several good anaesthetists who are now consultants working here with us at the William Harvey Hospital and also elsewhere in the NHS. Her development of the Day Surgery Units here at the William Harvey and also at the Kent and Canterbury has essentially revolutionised and enhanced the care of patients in Kent. I can certainly say that Dr. Davies in very deserving of this award and I recommend her to you very Strongly indeed!


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Chiamaka Okafor May 19, 2018

Aunty Chinekwu Davies is a true role model. She is selfless and focused on delivering the best care to all. The impact of her work in Enugu Nigeria is clearly evident and has been a massive blessing to many. I have been privileged to know her and I’m sure many will say so as well.