Patrick Butler

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Main areas of interest

My two main sub specialist areas are anaesthesia for all types of surgery on children and for gynaecological surgery. I also work with surgeons for general and orthopaedic surgery.

Membership of learned societies

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Member of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Member of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Research interest

I have an interest in the applied physiology of oxygen therapy especially during the early phases of anaesthesia. I have supervised a BMedSci student annually studying in this field or doing audits in aspects of paediatric anaesthesia such as  post operative pain control.

Teaching interest

I am responsible for the organisation and delivery of education to our novice trainee anaesthetists in Southampton. This includes practical in-theatre training, classroom education and using high fidelity simulators.

Within my paediatric and neonatal subspecialty I teach basic and advanced anaesthesia techniques to registrar anaesthetists.

Surgeons regularly worked with

Gynaecologists including the Gynaechoice group (

Hospital(s) where have practicing rights

Wessex Nuffield Hospital

Spire Southampton Hospital


I spent my early medical career at Birmingham University and then in Hospitals in the Midlands before heading to Southampton for Registrar training. I had further advanced training in several leading teaching centres abroad in Singapore, Melbourne and Michigan before taking up a consultant post in Reading, Berkshire in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. I returned to Southampton in 1997 as a Consultant Anaesthetist with a paediatric specialist interest.

My sporting interests include going up and down hills and mountains on foot, bike and skis. I am a member of Hardley Runners, the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux and the British Mountaineering Council.