Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Honorary Senior Lecturer
University Hospital South Manchester, UK

Brendan is at the University Hospital of South Manchester, UK and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at both the University of Manchester and the University of Salford. He has an interest in critical care airway management and his research into airway-related critical incidents led to the development of the UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project. The project has pulled together a multidisciplinary working party with representation from the Difficult Airway Society, Intensive Care Society, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, ENT UK, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, College of Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation Council UK, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care and the National Patient Safety Agency. The project developed collaborative guidance and algorithms to manage tracheostomy and laryngectomy emergencies. These are supported by educational resources, documents, e-learning and videos housed at www.tracheostomy.org.uk and related smartphone apps, with courses available from the Advanced Life Support Group (www.alsg,org). Dr. McGrath was appointed in 2015 as the National Tracheostomy Lead Clinician by NHS England. Brendan’s other interests centre on undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Outside of medicine, Brendan is entertained by a young family and tries to get out on his road bike when it isn’t raining (too hard).

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