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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
James graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bristol and went on to complete both his basic and higher surgical training in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) in the West Midlands. He is currently an ENT Consultant working within three hospitals in the Midlands Region looking after patients with a wide range of ENT conditions. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and is fully registered with the General Medical Council (membership no. 6025669).
He has undertaken higher specialist training during his career and sub-specialises in rhinology (conditions of the nose) and facial plastic surgery. This includes problems relating to the outside and inside of the nose such as a broken nose, sports and trauma related injuries to the nose, facial pain, sinusitis, nasal polyps, congestion and allergies.
He has spent a number of years training in Birmingham Children’s Hospital caring for paediatric ENT patients. This has acquired advanced knowledge and skills in the management of children with specialised ENT conditions.
He has further trained in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in facial plastics procedures and advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, having worked with renowned surgeons Richard Douglas and Salil Nair in Aukland, New Zealand and Shahz Ahmed in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He has also completed the Dunedin ENT Fellowship in New Zealand and worked as a Consultant in Whangarei, New Zealand.
He holds a Masters Degree in Medical Science from Keele University, where he wrote a dissertation on ‘The role of tonsillectomy for recurrent sort throats in children’. His research has since been published in two major journals.
He has authored and published over 13 papers in peer reviewed journals and is an invited reviewer of manuscripts for Clinical Otolaryngology and BMJ Open.
He is currently the Lead for the Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Team (TaLT) in Wolverhampton and also the President of the Young Consultants in Otorhiolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (YCOHNS), a national organisation that assists and guides young ENT consultants in the UK. He is also a Council Member of ENT UK.
Areas of interest
Rhinology; Conditions of the Nose; Skin Cancer; Neck Lumps; Facial Plastics; Paediatric ENT; Otology; Swallowing & Voice Problems; Balance Issues;
- Sarah Brierley
- Midland Nose Surgery c/o Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital Wood Road Wolverhampton WV6 8LE
- 01902 793269
- 07538 821320
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Prabakar Dharmeswaran Fee Assured
- Dr Francis J Emerantia Jacintha Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
New Cross Hospital
Russell's Hall Hospital
Management of recurrent tonsillitis.
Outcome measure research.
Qualitative research methods in surgery.
James lives in Wolverhampton and loves spending time with his two young boys, playing football, swimming and getting some fresh air! He enjoys keeping fit, cooking up a modestly good curry and listing to music as much as time allows.
Bhamra N, Darr A, Neamonitou F, Barraclough J.
‘A novel and cost-effective technique for securing the nasal septum to the anterior nasal spine in septoplasty and/or rhinoplasty surgery’
Shaikh Z, Birnie A, Barraclough J
‘Odontogenic causes of maxillary sinusitis and their management’
Journal of ENT Masterclass 2016 Vol 9
‘The role of tonsillectomy for recurrent sore throats in children: A qualitative study’ International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2014 Nov;78(11):1974-80.
Barraclough J, Anari S
‘Tonsillectomy for recurrent sore throats in children: indications, outcomes and efficacy’
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2014:150(5); 722-729.
Barraclough J, Radford P, Das I, Jennings C
‘Antibiotic prophylaxis in ENT’ The Otorhinolaryngologist 2011:4(3): 161-163
Barraclough J, Gimblet S, Baht N
‘The use of lasers in middle ear surgery’ The Otorhinolaryngologist 2011; 4(2): 71-74
Barraclough J, Ellis D, Proops D.
‘A new method of construction of obturators for nasal septal perforations and evidence of outcomes’
Clinical Otolaryngology 2007. 32(1), 51–54.
Barraclough J, Pearman K, Solanki G
‘Extradural haematoma presenting as a contralateral sixth nerve palsy after cochlear implantation’ Cochlear Implants International. 2008 Nov 18.
McDermott AL, Barraclough J, Reid A
‘Unusual complication following trauma to a bone-anchored hearing aid: case report and literature review.’
Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2008. 23:1-3.
Barraclough J, Uppal H, Silverman S, Helpert C, O’Connell J.
‘Case report: true aneurysm of the facial artery’
Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2007 Mar 19;1-2.
Karanth M, Taniere P, Barraclough J, Murray J.
‘A rare presentation of zygomycosis (mucormycosis): and review of literature’
Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2005 Aug; 58 (8): 879 – 81.
Mukadam M, Barraclough J, Riley P, Bonser R.
‘Acquired aorto – pulmonary artery fistula following aortic surgery’
Interactive CardioVascular Thoracic Surgery 2005;4:388-390.
Courses offered to GPs
A number of ENT and rhinology related talks delivered on a regular basis to small and large groups...contact me for details!
- FRCS(ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
- DO-HNS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006
- MMedSci Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
- MBChB University of Bristol 2001
- ENT & Facial Plastics Fellowship Dunedin Public Hospital 2014
Reference number 6025669
Details of entry to specialist register
- ORL-HNS, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons
Midland Institute of Otolaryngology
Facial Plastic Surgery UK
British Rhinological Society
European Rhinological Society
British Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons
- Wood RoadTettenhallWOLVERHAMPTONWV6 8LE
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 01902 793269
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr James Barraclough - 07739 802809