James, Paul

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Paediatric intensive care and anaesthesia consultant 

Area of expertise: children's (paediatric) intensive care and anaesthesia 

Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans


Dr Paul James is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa.

After completing basic medical training he specialised in anaesthesia, working in London and the south east. During this time he developed a passion for children's anaesthesia and intensive care.

To develop his interest further he completed two fellowships – paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital and paediatric intensive care at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

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Education and training


  • BSc - University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • MBBCh - University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • FRCA -  London

Specialist interests

  • Sedation and analgesia in intensive care
  • Difficult airway management in paediatrics
  • Bhronchoscopy in intensive care as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.


Levomepromazine for difficult sedation in paediatric intensive care. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care Volume 3, Number 2/2014. 53-57

Upper Airway Obstruction in Children – Chapter 104 , 1077-1085, Oh’s Intensive Care Manual, 7th Edition

James PJ, Howard RF, Williams DG (2010) The addition of ketamine to a morphine nurse- or patient-controlled analgesia infusion (PCA/NCA) increases analgesic efficacy in children with mucositis pain. Paediatr Anaesth 20(9):805–811



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