Practising at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Chichester Nuffield

Harbour Suite, Queen Alexandra Hospital

Special Clinical Interests:

  • Critical Care
  • Preoperative assessment (risk evaluation, information and consent)
  • Vascular surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant in Critical Care & Anaesthesia, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Year of first medical qualification: 1980

GMC number: 2632326

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA)
  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA)
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM)
  • Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM) – of Australia and New Zealand
  • Association of Anaesthetists’ of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
  • Intensive Care Society
  • Vascular Anaesthetists Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Contact Details

Private secretary:
Alison Moore

Private secretary telephone number:

023 9236 5010

Private secretary email address:

amppsec@gmail.com – for preoperative assessment services


Background Information

Professional profile:

Dr McQuillan qualified in Newcastle in 1980, following Irish and Yorkshire roots. He worked in Dunedin (New Zealand), Newcastle, Perth (Western Australia), a research post in Oxford, then in Southampton & Portsmouth, Melbourne (Australia) before taking up a consultant post in Critical Care & Anaesthesia in Portsmouth in 1992.

Dr McQuillan is part of the team that looks after sick patients in Critical Care (Intensive Care and High Dependency Care). Critical Care (& Anaesthesia) practices and has published on recognizing sickness, intervening early to prevent further deterioration and worsening illness. These skills are helpful in preoperatively assessing patients and advising on ways around the problems of how existing illness impacts on surgery and anaesthesia. He has worked with vascular surgeons (dealing with diseases of arteries) for many years and hence, in common with his colleagues in PAG, has extensive experience of looking after patients with dicky tickers! This expertise helps reassure patients that there is a greater team helping supervise their care, not only before and during surgery but afterwards too. The getting-better (recovering and recuperating) part of surgery can be a challenging time and PAG is signed up to the concept of enhanced recovery – proactive rehabilitation, pre-habilitation.

Personal profile:

Dr McQuillan has a family including two daughters. He is a keen sportsman. He still plays football, golf, tennis and runs and circuit trains. Other interests include history and travel.

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