The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Dr Paul G Murphy

Primary Designation Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care
GMC Code 2926494
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.