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Dr Patrick McGowan qualified in 1988 and is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

His initial post-graduate training was in anaesthesia and critical care in the North-West of England. He undertook his senior training, including pain medicine, in the USA and London. In the past, he has been a clinical lead and clinical director. Dr McGowan is also an international examiner for the FIPP diploma and lectures internationally.

Dr McGowan sits on several hospital committees and was elected as staff governor in 2014. He regards patient safety, along with the delivery of a high standard of care, to be extremely important. In the complex environments encountered in healthcare, Dr McGowan can see the benefits to patients and staff of having properly arranged, fair environments for staff and a quality-centred focus.

Special interests
Back pain
Neuropathic pain
Cancer pain
Head and neck pain
Musculoskeletal pain
Post-trauma pain
Pain in the elderly.