Dr Jules Brown


I am a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. I qualified in 1992 and did my initial training in General / Internal Medicine (MRCP UK 1995). From 1995 to 2002 I trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (dual accreditation 2002). I was appointed as a Consultant at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in 2003 and moved to Southmead Hospital when it opened in 2014.

My clinical work is split between intensive care medicine and anaesthesia for trauma and neurosurgery lists and. Southmead is the regional Major Trauma Centre and the ICU cares for patients from most specialties including neurosurgery, trauma, obstetrics, burns and most medical sub-specialties.

I do not have expertise in paediatrics or cardiac surgery. I am Critical Care lead for Sepsis and Infection Control as well as dealing with complaints and sitting on the Clinical Risk committee.

I am an examiner for the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) exam.

I have 7 years medico-legal experience including medical negligence, criminal and coronial Courts.

Medico-legal work

I am happy to write expert reports on Intensive Care Medicine, Sepsis, Trauma, Anaesthesia. I aim to provide reports within 2 weeks of receipt of the medical records.

My full fees and T&C’s are available on request.

Please contact me at jules.brown@intensivecaremedicolegal.com


Brown J. Deprivation of Liberty in Intensive Care: an update. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, vol. 17, 2: pp. 95-96. 2016.

Rivers J, Brown J, Dolphin K, and Squire Y. A calibrated measuring tape accurately predicts tidal volumes from ulna length. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, 2015 16(4) 302–305

Brown, J. M., Price, S. J. and Price, R. A. (2015), Predicting risk after aneurysm surgery. Anaesthesia, 70: 1320.

Brown JM, Smith RN Ebola Journal of the Intensive Care Society 2015, Vol. 16(1) 88

Brown JM Deprivation of liberty standards in intensive care medicine. Journal of the Intensive Care Society 2015, Vol. 16(1) 87

Plumb B, Brown J Fluid therapy for anaesthetists and intensivists Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine 2015 16 (9) 439-442

Kerslake I, Brown J, Davies R Physiological morbidity associated with hip fracture Anaesthesia Volume 69, Issue 10, pages 1172–1173, October 2014

Taylor S, Allan K, Helen McWilliam H, Manara A, Brown J,Toher D, Rayner W Confirming nasogastric tube position with electromagnetic tracking versus pH or X-ray and tube radio-opacity British Journal of Nursing, 2014, Vol 23, 1101-6

Brown JM, Nickols G, M Garcia G Use of a microbiology database to analyse changes in resistance patterns in the ICU JICS 2012 13( 3) 206-8

C Marsh, JM Brown Perioperative fluid therapy Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, 2012, Volume 13, Issue Pages 594-597

JM. Brown CP. Bourdeaux Randomized controlled trial comparing the effect of 8.4% sodium bicarbonate and 5% sodium chloride on raised intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury. Neurocritical Care 2011 Volume: 15, Issue: 1 pages 42-45

JM. Brown CP. Bourdeaux Predicting neurological outcome in post cardiac arrest patients treated with hypothermia Resuscitation , June 2011Volume 82, Issue 6 , Pages 653-654

Bourdeaux C, Brown J Sodium bicarbonate lowers intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury Neurocritical Care: Volume 13, Issue 1 (2010), Page 24

Taylor SJ, Manara AR, Brown JM Nasointestinal placement versus prokinetic use when treating delayed gastric emptying in ICU patients British Journal of Intensive Care Summer 2010

Taylor SJ, Manara AR, Brown JM Treating Delayed Gastric Emptying in Critical Illness: Metoclopramide, Erythromycin, and Bedside (Cortrak) Nasointestinal Tube Placement Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition May 2010 34(3): 289-294

English W, Brown J Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions . Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine , 2008; 8(9) 358 – 360

Smith R, Thomas, Brown J Raised Intra-cranial Pressure-Sodium Bicarbonate as an Alternative Hyperosmolar Treatment Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: 2008; 20(2): 158

Cook S, Brown J Perioperative fluid therapy. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 573-575

Brown JM Chappell O Respiratory Systolic Variation Test to predict fluid responsiveness (letter) British Journal of Anaesthesia 2006 97(1):118

Kumar K, Wimbush S, Brown J Recurrent tracheostomy tube cuff damage following percutaneous tracheostomy (letter) Critical Care and Resuscitation 2005; 7: 258-259

Brown JM, White MC Conversion from suction catheter to guidewire for difficult tracheostomy tube change Anaesth Intensive Care. 2004 Dec;32(6):842

Brown JM Impact of an Outreach team on re-admissions to a critical care unit (letter) Anaesthesia 2003; 58: 328–32.

Brown JM. Risk of obstetric morbidity associated with caesarean section eBMJ 2001

Barnett R, Brown JM Textbook of Critical Care 4th Edition (Book review) Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2000; 28(4): 456

Brown JM Termination of ventricular tachycardia after methoxamine. Critical Care and Resuscitation 2001; 3: 259-261

Twigg S, Brown JM, Williams R. Swelling and cyanosis of the tongue associated with use of a laryngeal mask airway. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2000; 28(4): 449

McCormick BA, Brown JM, Davies R, Sanders DJ. Blood conservation (letter) Anaesthesia. 2001; 56(4): 377

Brown JM, Serisier DJ. Guide-wire induced trauma after percutaneous tracheostomy (letter) Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2000; 28(6): 704

Brown JM*, McCormick BA, Vella K, Rowan K. Use of albumin in intensive care units in the United Kingdom. Critical Care and Resuscitation 2001;3:19-22

Brown JM, Soar J, Rogers J. Cardiac arrest during surgery and ventilation in the prone position: a case report and systematic review. Resuscitation 2001; 50(2): 233-8

Brown JM*, Dimeski G. Contamination of coagulation tests with heparin from blood gas samples. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2001; 87(4): 628-9

Brown JM, Ryder I, Wilde P, Ciulli F. Diagnostic Dillema: Pulmonary edema following aortic valve replacement. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2002; 16(1): 123-124

Brown JM*. The use of echocardiography for hemodynamic monitoring. Critical Care Medicine 2002; 30(6):1361-1364

Brown JM*, Murtha W, Fraser J, Khoury V. Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in critically ill patients. Critical Care and Resuscitation 2002; 4: 170-172

Brown JM*. Comparison of pain from insertion of venous cannulae: a volunteer study Anaesthesia. 1998; 53(5): 495

Brown JM. A review of diving medicine for anaesthetists. Anaesthesia Points West 1998 30(2)

Positions of responsibility:

Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine examiner

Intensive care lead for Infection Control

Intensive care representative on Sepsis Committee

Intensive care lead for Antibiotic Stewardship

Anaesthetic department lead for Complaints

Intensive care and anaesthetic department representative for clinical risk committee

NICE Head injury standards ICS representative

Reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Resuscitation, Neurocritical Care


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