Dr David Lowe MB BCh, FRCA, FFICM is a consultant anaesthetist. He graduated in medicine in 1978 in Cardiff. Following this, he trained in anaesthetics in Cardiff, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1985 as an anaesthetist, and completed his higher anaesthetic training in Southampton. After postings around the world, he settled in Basildon as a consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care in 1992. He ran the intensive care unit in Basildon for over 20 years. Special interests are vascular, colorectal and paediatric anaesthesia. Now retired from the NHS he continues to work in private hospitals in Essex and at the QASMC.