Dr Paul G Murphy
|Primary Designation||Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care|
|Secondary Designation||National Clinical Lead for Organ Donation|
|Special Interests||I am a Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, taking up my appointment in May 1995. I led the commissioning of the Regional Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at the Leeds General Infirmary, where I have also served as College Tutor and Clinical Director for Anaesthesia.
In 2006 I joined a govermental taskforce looking at organ donation and transplantation in the UK. Following publication of its report in 2008 I joined NHS Blood and Transplant, working three days a week as their National Clinical Lead for Organ Donation. I led the implementation of many of the recommendations from the Organ Donation Taskforce, which by March 2013 had resulted in a 50% increase in the number of donors in the UK.
I continue to work clinically, splitting my time between neurocritical care and theatre work. My ressearch and development interests centre around increasing rates of donation and transplantation in the UK, although I also support similar work throughout Europe.
In May 2013 I was awarded the Dudley Buxton medal by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.