Dr James Bromilow BM MRCP FRCA FFICM

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr James Bromilow trained at the University of Southampton and graduated in 1996. Before commencing training in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine he completed 4 years of general medical training and gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP.)

His anaesthetic and intensive care training was undertaken within the Wessex Deanery and Dr Bromilow gained fellowship to the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) in 2002. Prior to completing his dual Certificate of Specialist Training he undertook Fellowships in Anaesthetic Research and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia. During this time he published original research articles on depth of anaesthesia monitoring and was awarded the Nerida Dilworth prize.

After returning from Australia, Dr James Bromilow commenced a full time NHS consultant post in 2008 at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where his clinical time is equally split between the intensive care unit and anaesthetics. He continues to publish articles in anaesthetic and intensive care journals including a recent review article and book chapter. He is an invited expert reviewer for the British Journal of Anaesthesia and Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain. In 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship to the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM.)

He has held a number of managerial posts for national and local organizations including expert reviewer for the National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths (NCEPOD,) Lead for National Audit Projects for the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Sepsis Lead for the Wessex Academic Health Science Network and Medical Advisory Committee for BMI Harbour Hospital. Additionally, he is Medical Lead within his NHS Trust for sepsis, outreach and intravenous fluids and is Chairman of the Critically Ill Patient Group.

Dr James Bromilow continues to have an active role in medical education and instructs on Adult and Paediatric Advanced Life Support Courses. He is also an instructor on an Advanced Mechanical Ventilation course as part of the BASIC collaborative from Hong Kong and the PINCER course which prepares candidates for their Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Exams. In October 2016 he was awarded a Health Education England Shine Award for Education and Innovation Champion of the Year.

He remains a full time NHS Consultant at Poole Hospital NHS Trust and is in a team of 6 Consultants running the Intensive Care Unit. This Unit admits over 800 patients per annum including medical, elderly care, paediatric, trauma, maxillofacial, ENT, gynaecological and general surgical cases. He gives anesthetics to  patients in both the public and private health sectors for a number of different surgical specialties and has successfully introduced anaesthesia for laparoscopic surgery and  robotic surgery within his NHS Trust.


Dr James Bromilow has completed formal expert witness training through the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate. This is the first University accredited expert witness qualification in the UK and includes specialist training in report writing, courtroom skills, cross examination and civil law and procedure.

​Dr James Bromilow has experience in acting as an expert in clinical negligence claims for both the claimant and defendant. With over 20 years of clinical experience he is well placed to provide expert opinion on a range of different cases involving intensive care medicine, anaesthetics and peri-operative care. 

His areas of specialist interest would include, but are not exclusive to, the following topics:​

  • Anaesthetic awareness

  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Resuscitation

  • Sepsis

  • Medical emergency teams

  • Peri-operative care

  • Anaesthesia

  • Tracheostomy

  • Critical care outreach

  • Asthma

  • Advanced ventilation strategies

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Epidural anaesthesia

  • Meningitis

  • Recognition of severity of illness

  • Encephalitis

  • Air embolism

  • Central venous cannulation

  • Anaesthesia for laparoscopic surgery

  • Enhanced recovery programmes

  • Anaesthesia for robotic surgery

  • Spinal anaesthesia

  • Thromboprophylaxis

  • Trauma

  • Physiological track and trigger tools

  • Consent

  • Do not attempt resuscitation orders

  • Status Epilepticus

  • Difficult Airway

  • Malignant hyperthermia