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Dr Peter Murphy


Current post:


Dr Peter Murphy

Consultant In Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Paediatric Critical Care
Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia

Medical qualifications: BSc (Hons) MB ChB FRCA
Date of registration: 1984
Special clinical interests: Health Informatics
Clinical Governance
Professional profile/background:

Qualified from Leeds University Medical School in 1984, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1990. Between 1990 and 1992 Peter worked as a Lecturer in Anaesthesia at the University of Leicester and then became a Senior Registrar on the South West Rotation, based in Bristol and Exeter. After a final year as an Acting Assistant Professor in Paediatric Anaesthesia at the Childrens Hospital, Seattle (University of Washington), Peter was appointed, in 1995, to the post of Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC). Peter has sessions in Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia and Paediatric Intensive Care and is the Clinical Governance Lead for Paediatric Intensive Care.

Over recent years Peter has developed an interest in Health Informatics, completing an Honours Degree in IT and Computing with the Open University (2007) and undertaking a part-time secondment with NHS Connecting for Health (CfH), as a Clinical Advisor in the Technology Office in Leeds. He was part of the Design Steering Groups for the National Summary Care Record and the Central Medication Record and is also a Board Member of the UK Faculty of Health Informatics. His current interests relate to Intensive Care Health Information Systems, such as On-line Clinical Incident Reporting, Telemedicine and Electronic Prescribing. Peter is also helping to develop the Paediatric Cardiac Theatres Human factors training Programme.

In April 2010 Peter took on the role of Lead Clinician for Hospital Doctors at the Office of the Chief Clinical Officer (CfH).