Miss Esme Blyth

Registered Adult Nurse

Miss Esme Blyth

Miss Esme Blyth is an experienced adult nurse who provides expert evidence in the fundamental standards of nursing care, healthcare management and nursing policy.

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Esme is working at an executive level in a large teaching hospital with significant experience at a senior level in multiple large acute Trusts across the UK. Maintaining clinical work in her current role and advising on policies related to the fundamental standards of nursing care.

Educated to a masters level in Healthcare leadership management, with ongoing professional development on the CNO Safe Staffing Fellowship and becoming a 2023 Florence Nightingale Scholar.

A proven record of accomplishment of leading complex services in a rapidly changing environment, with demonstrated achievements in developing services to improve patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

Esme’s clinical background is focused on acute care, trauma and critical care with a particular interest in Sepsis and the deteriorating patient. Esme has significant experience in the fundamental standards of nursing care, namely falls, pressure ulcers, hospital acquired infections and provision of nursing care.

Experience of giving evidence

Esme has been undertaking expert witness work since 2019, undertaking initial advisory meeting to preparing court level reports.

Esme also has experience in her professional capacity of presenting evidence at coroners courts and employment tribunals.


Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent

Cases undertaken

  • Clinical negligence reports
  • Fitness to Practice.


Return to the Place of Ghosts. GQ Magazine, Giles Duley August 2020

Covid19 on the frontline, Trust blog April 2020

Sanderson, Miriam & Chikhani, Marc & Blyth, Esme & Wood, Sally & Moppett, Iain & McKeever, Tricia & Simmonds, Mark. (2018). Predicting 30-day mortality in patients with Sepsis: an exploratory analysis of process of care and patient characteristics. Journal of the Intensive Care Society. 19. 10.1177/1751143718758975.

Chikhani, Marc & Sinha, Rishie & Wood, Sally & Blyth, E & Hutchinson, A & Weston, Vivienne & Simmonds, Mark. (2015). Surviving sepsis: one-year survival following a decade of whole systems audit.

NCEPOD Just Say Sepsis.  A review of the process of care received by patients with sepsis. A report by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (2015) Case peer reviewer

Simmonds, Mark & Blyth, Esme & Chikhani, Marc & Coleman, Jaimie & Weston, Vivienne & Hills, Tim. (2013). Quality assurance in severe sepsis: an individualised audit/feedback system results in substantial improvements in sepsis care at a large UK teaching hospital. Critical Care. 17. P61. 10.1186/cc12960.

Simmonds, Mark & Blyth, E & Robson, Wayne & Chikhani, Marc. (2013). Quality assurance in severe sepsis: an individualised audit/feedback system results in substantial improvements at a UK teaching hospital. Critical Care. 17. 10.1186/cc12438.


Esme is available to undertake expert witness reports for clinical negligence within 14 days of receiving evidence, setting aside up to 10 days per calendar month to undertake expert witness reports.

Qualifications and professional memberships


  • Florence Nightingale Senior Leadership Scholar
  • MSc in Healthcare Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Nursing Studies
  • Post Graduate Certificate Healthcare workforce planning, delivery and assurance
  • Post Graduate Certificate Health care associated infections
  • BSc Honours in Nursing Studies
  • Diploma in adult nursing


  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Member of the Florence Nightingale Academy advisory board

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