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Dr Peter Karpati is a consultant anaesthetist with a specialist interest in paediatric and regional anaesthesia. He anaesthetises both adults and children for surgeons of many different specialities.
He has admitting rights at the: Weymouth Street Hospital (London since 2012), BMI Hendon Hospital (March 2016), BMI Kings Oak and Cavell Hospitals (September 2016), London Welbeck Hospital (October 2016).
Before returning to the UK he was Clinical Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia at the Semmelweis University's Department of Paediatrics in Budapest. This is a teaching institution accredited by the European Board of Paediatric Surgery.
Since his return in 2007 he has worked at King's College, Chelsea and Westminster, and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He has also been working in Paris at Lariboisiere Hospital until the end of 2012. Most recently he worked at West Middlesex University Hospital until April 2016.
In addition, since 2010 he has been working as a hyperbaric physician and consultant anaesthetist at the Hyperbaric Unit located at Whipps Cross University Hospital (part of Barts Health). He is a UK Sport Diving Medical Committee approved Sport Diving Referee and a Health and Safety Executive approved Medical Examiner of Divers.
He received the Diploma in Occupational Medicine (Faculty of Occupational Medicine) in May 2014 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health since July 2014.
Apart from his clinical work, he publishes in peer reviewed journals, is a reviewer of the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, teaches Advanced Adult and Paediatric Life Support and simulation courses for fellow medical professionals. He has been Clinical Audit Lead and a Medical Appraiser taking part in appraising consultant colleagues as part of the General Medical Council’s Revalidation process.
He continues to a keen interest in patient safety and quality of delivered care through his involvement in clinical governance and being part of a Medical Advisory Committee.
He was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in 2018 by the patient feedback website iWantGreatCare based on the consistent five star reviews received from his patients.
Areas of interest
Anaesthesia - adults and children; anaesthesia-Sedation, regional and general anaesthesia; anaesthesia for surgical specialities; bariatric-; gastro-intestinal procedures (endoscopy/surgery); general- (like hernia repair); vascular surgery (EVLT); orthopaedic- (hand, knee, foot); paediatric-; plastic-; podiatry; sedation for spinal joint injections; urology;
Performs lumbar punctures;
Certificate of Excellence 2018 - iwantgreatcare.org
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hungarian - Native or bilingual
- French - Fluent
- German - Fluent
European Journal of Heart Failure Supplements
Journal of Trauma
Intensive Care Medicine
Patient satisfaction details available on:
- MD Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest 1995
- Anaesthesia Medical Council, Germany 2001
- Advanced Life Support Instructor UK Resuscitation Council 2013
- Diploma in Occupational Medicine Faculty of Occupational Medicine 2014
- Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor ALSG 2016
Reference number 4456887
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Heath Royal Society of Public Health 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Anaesthesia, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Royal Society of Public Health
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
I give all my patients my contact details during the pre-operative anaesthetic assessment.