Dr Patrick McGowan

Dr Patrick McGowan

Consultant in Pain Medicine

QualificationsLMSSA, MB ChB, DA(UK), FRCA, FIPP

Languages spoken:English,, French, Spanish and Turkish (basic)

Main NHS base:

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical interests:

  • Back pain,
  • Neuropathic pain,
  • Cancer pain,
  • Head and neck pain,
  • Anaesthetics,
  • Msculoskeletal pain,
  • Post-trauma pain
  • Pain in the elderly.

Training and Background

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.

Member of:

  • HCSA
  • World Institute of Pain
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