Biography Mr. McCarthy
Justin McCarthy has a BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Manchester University). He has had 40 years NHS experience exclusively in the field of Clinical Engineering. In his early career he was involved in developing new medical devices and equipment. He worked as part of the multi-disciplinary team in Cardiff that developed and brought into clinical use the first commercially available intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) apparatus. This gained him a research MSc degree.
In later years as Head of Clinical Engineering, he lead the teams that provided the healthcare technology management and maintenance services to the Cardiff NHS Trust’s medical equipment and he advised the Trust on risk, procurement and healthcare technology regulatory issues. He helped establish the Clinical Engineering MSc course at Cardiff University and continues as an Honorary Visiting Lecturer.
He retired from the NHS in 2009 but continues to publish, present at meetings, and sit on professional working groups as well as to provide consultancy services to Trusts and small businesses. He acted as an expert for the NHS Confederation at a European Commission policy conference in 2010 and has recently been leading, on behalf of IPEM, our input to the European Council, the European Parliament and the MHRA regarding the draft Medical Devices Regulations. He continues to be involved in Standards at UK and international level and is Chair of the IEC SC62A sub-committee, responsible for IEC 60601-1, the primary safety Standard for medical electrical equipment.
He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET and of IPEM.