I have been undertaking medicolegal reports for many years, I am familiar with appearing in court, and I have undertaken various training courses. Apart from dental damage and nerve injuries, many anaesthesia related cases are medically complex, involving lengthy treatment on intensive care and sometimes brain damage. I believe that my experience of this work, combined with over twenty years as an NHS consultant and seven years leading one of the largest teaching hospital departments in the UK provides the ideal combination to identify the relevant issues and give the best advice.
I am happy to accept cases relating to:
general and regional anaesthesia involving adults and children
central and semipermanent lines
interhospital transfers, aviation transfers and ambulance services
cover for sporting events
You are welcome to contact me with brief details. I guarantee a rapid response, and if your case is outside my area of expertise I will recommend other doctors who may be able to assist.
Brief curriculum vitae:
Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia
St. Bartholomew's Hospital . West Smithfield, London. EC1A 7BE 1986 - 2011
MBBS (London) 1978
LRCP, MRCS, 1978
Certificate of Accreditation 1986
1978 – 1979 House surgeon and subsequently house physician Lewisham Hospital, London.
1979 – 1980 Senior house officer, Accident and Emergency. Kings College Hospital, London.
1980 – 1981 Senior house officer, Anaesthetics, East Birmingham Hospital.
1981 – 1983 Registrar Department of Anaesthetics, Kings College Hospital. London.
1983 – 1986 Senior registrar, Department of Anaesthetics, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
1984 – 1985 Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Anaesthesiology, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas. USA
The difficult airway
Preassessment and monitoring for major surgery
Ambulance service work
Transport of patients by road and air
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators
British Association of Immediate Care Schemes
A full C.V. with publications is available on request. Publications relevant to medicolegal work include:
Kee S, Ramage C, Bristow A. The movement of the critically ill patient between hospitals. Care of the Critically ill, 1989, 5, 200 - 204
• Bristow A, Dallos V, Hanson G. Resuscitation and Training. Farrand Press, 1989.
• Jefferies N. J, Ramage C, Bristow A. International repatriation following overseas disasters. Arch Emergency Medicine, 1991, 8, 92 - 96
• Wilkinson D., Bristow A, Higgins D. Morbidity following day surgery. J. One Day Surgery, 1992, 1, 5 - 6
• Bristow A et al. A report - recommended standards for UK fixed wing medical air transport systems and for patient management during transfers by fixed wing aircraft. Journal Royal Society of Medicine 1992, 85, 767 - 771
• Bristow A, King P and Vyvyan L. A survey of the initial management of head injured patients in neurosurgical centres in the UK. Injury, 1993, 24, 276
• Recommendations for the Transfer of Patients with Acute Head Injuries to Neurosurgical Units. The Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland and The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. 1996.
• Bristow A. et al. Standards for Trauma care. Injury, 1997.
• Smith J. G. et al. BSCH Guidelines on the insertion and management of central venous lines. Br. J Haem, 1997, 98, 1041 – 1047
• Better Care for the severely injured. A joint report from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Orthopaedic Association. July 2000