Dr Crabtree joined the MSG in 2022 from the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford, where as consultant anaesthetist he held significant leadership roles in the anaesthetic department including as clinical lead and clinical governance lead.
After growing up in the Netherlands and Western Australia, Dr Crabtree completed undergraduate training at the University of Manchester in 1998. He trained as an anaesthetist in the UK (Oxford, Manchester, Lancashire) becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2005. During training he completed a clinical fellowship in simulation and medical education at St Michaels’s hospital in Toronto. As a ship’s doctor for P&O Cruises he travelled widely.
A consultant since 2009, Dr Crabtree has gained broad clinical experience in all aspects of anaesthesia, particularly in colorectal, trauma and emergency anaesthesia. He thoroughly enjoys being an anaesthetist. His special interest is in patient safety, having gained significant experience as the clinical governance lead for the Nuffield Department of Anaesthesia in Oxford where he led reviews into serious patient safety incidents ensuring that new learning was embedded into clinical practice.
As a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford he helped develop the high-fidelity patient simulation training programme for doctors and anaesthetic assistants. Debriefing medical teams after simulated emergencies lead to an interest in human factors and their role in patient safety incidents.
Dr Crabtree is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council for Anaesthesia. He maintains an honorary consultant contract with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He carries out the role of consultant anaesthetist at the MSG as a job share with his wife, consultant anaesthetist Dr Claire Frampton.
Outside work Dr Crabtree enjoys spending time with his family, attempting to keep fit and competing (rather slowly) in sprint triathlons. He also plans to gain a private pilot’s licence.