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Personal Information
College Photo Name Plunkett, Patrick
College Address School of Medicine,
Main Department Surgery
College Title Clinical Professor
College Tel +353 1 4162777
Professional Qualifications
Qualification Institution Class of Degree Title of Dissertation Date Conferred
MB BCh BAO NUI     1980
FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     1984
FRCSGlas Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow     1984
FRCSEd (A&E) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     1986
FFAEM - now FCEM Faculty of A&E Medicine - - now College of Emergency Medicine     1993
Details Date
Member, Professional Standards Committee, College of Emergency Medicine 2012 - current
Member, Section of Emergency Medicine, UEMS 2012 - current
Council Member, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council 2012 - current
Chair of National Board for Ireland and Council member, College of Emergency Medicine 2008-2010
Board Member, Faculty of Accident & Emergency Medicine (Granted Royal Charter as "College of Emergency Medicine", 2008) 1999 - 2005
Administrative Functions
Details Level Date From Date To
St James's Hospital Medical Director Sept 2014 current
St James's Hospital Clinical Director, Emergency Directorate 2008 2014
St James's Hospital Clinical Director, Emergency Directorate 2000 2006
St James's Hospital Board Member 2000
Medical Board, St James's Hospital Chairman, Medical Board 1994 1995
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Emeritus Editor, European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 current
Medical Adviser/ Lead - St John Ambulance, Ireland Dec 2013 Dec 2014
Commissioner, St John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland 2008 2013
Member of Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Polish Journal of Emergency Medicine and of "Emergencias", the Spanish emergency medicine journal 2008 current
Member, Consultant Committee, Irish Medical Organisation 2008 2009
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Awards and Honours
Award Date
Knight of Grace, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem 2010
Serving Brother, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem 2005
Lord Mayor's Award, Dublin 2007
Education Details
School/College Date From Date To
St James's CBS, James's Street, Dublin 8 1962 1972
Faculty of Medicine, University College, Dublin 1973 1980
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Irish Basic Basic Basic
Research Institutes / Centres / Groups
Research Institutes / Centres / Groups Description of Role Date From Date To
Social Policy & Aging 10-JUN-99
Employment Details
Position Held Job Description Where Date From Date To
Clinical Professor   School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin 2011 Current
Consultant in Emergency Medicine   St James's Hospital, Dublin 8 1988 Current
Medical Advisor, Eastern Regional Ambulance Servic e   Dublin 1998 2004
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Plunkett PK, Calling Time for Strokes, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 15, (6), 2008, p309 - 310
Notes: [Editorial]
Plunkett P K , First aid, fast track and the fertile fields of peer review., European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 13, (1), 2006, p1 - 2
Notes: [Editorial]
Edwards P, Arango M, Balica L et al, Final results of MRC CRASH, a randomised placebo-controlled trial of intravenous corticosteroid in adults with head injury-outcomes at 6 months., Lancet 9475 , 365, (9475), 2005, p1957 - 1959
Notes: [MRC CRASH is a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN74459797) of the effect of corticosteroids on death and disability after head injury. We randomly allocated 10,008 adults with head injury and a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 14 or less, within 8 h of injury, to a 48-h infusion of corticosteroid (methylprednisolone) or placebo. Data at 6 months were obtained for 9673 (96.7%) patients. The risk of death was higher in the corticosteroid group than in the placebo group (1248 [25.7%] vs 1075 [22.3%] deaths; relative risk 1.15, 95% CI 1.07-1.24; p=0.0001), as was the risk of death or severe disability (1828 [38.1%] vs 1728 [36.3%] dead or severely disabled; 1.05, 0.99-1.10; p=0.079). There was no evidence that the effect of corticosteroids differed by injury severity or time since injury. These results lend support to our earlier conclusion that corticosteroids should not be used routinely in the treatment of head injury.]
Jabbar A, Reynolds JV, Plunkett PK, Stab to second intercostal space: a bubbling extrapleural wound., Èmergency Medicine Journal, 22, (12), 2005, p916 - 918
Murphy AW, Byrne M, Plunkett P, McGee H, Bury G, Alternatives for automated communication in research, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 42, (5), 2003, p712 - 713
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