Patrick Magee has been medically qualified for forty years, having first graduated in engineering science and biomedical engineering.
He has thirty-eight years of clinical experience in anaesthesia, with twenty-nine years as a consultant anaesthetist in the UK National Health Service, including intensive care and obstetric anaesthesia, with a wide range of elective and emergency clinical experience. In addition, he has worked clinically at specialist level in the USA and Australia.
In 2013, he retired from full-time NHS work, and in 2014 completed his PhD in biomedical engineering on an analysis of low-flow breathing systems. He retired from clinical practice in 2019 but has temporarily returned to part-time NHS work on request in 2020 and 2021.
Patrick has had a life-long professional interest in the technology of breathing systems, including those which supply divers, aviators and astronauts.
Patrick is the author of the textbook ‘The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice’. He has been a member of national committees concerning international standards of medical equipment and biomedical engineering research, education and development. He has been an examiner for the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists primary professional examination (physiology, pharmacology, physics, clinical measurement and anaesthetic equipment), and the European Diploma of Anaesthesiology.
Patrick has been a clinical and academic teacher of junior anaesthetists, locally, regionally and nationally, particularly in physics, clinical measurement and equipment, on which he has written chapters and papers, and made presentations nationally and internationally to the anaesthetic community.