Patrick is also founder of Every Generation Media and 100 Great Black Britons, which develops education programmes, publications and films on cultural heritage and family history.  He is a leading expert on African and Caribbean genealogy in the UK.

In 2017, Patrick was appointed editor for Black History Month magazine and in 2018 for Windrush Commemorative magazine. Since 2010 he has been leading the campaign for Windrush Day and in 2018 kickstarted the campaign for an amnesty for the Windrush Generation, as part of the Windrush Scandal which led to a government u-turn in immigration policy.

Patrick was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his work in tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities in Britain. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in September 2018 by Wolverhampton University.