Dr Anoo Jain

Current Position

Consultant in Neonatal Medicine/Senior Clinical Lecturer
Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Appointed 2nd June 2003

GMC Registration

3490747 (full)
Paediatrics (Subspecialty Neonatal Medicine) 8th August 2003

Irish MC Registration



FRCPCH, June 2010
Doctor of Medicine, 10th July 2001
MRCPCH (Honorary Award), 1st January 1997
MRCPI (Medicine of Childhood), 21st June 1996
MBBS, November 1990


Newborn Life Support Instructor, November 2001
Advanced Paediatric Life Support, June 2001
Accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education December 1999 Post Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice, November 1999

Learned Societies

Expert Witness Institute, Provisional member
Neonatal Society (General Secretary), September 2008 – 2011
Neonatal Society (Meetings Secretary), September 2005 to 2008
Neonatal Society (committee member), September 2003 – 2005
British Association of Perinatal Medicine (member)

Present Position

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's Hospital is the regional referral unit for cardiac, surgical and specialist medical neonatal care. As a consultant I am required to be on the specialist register in Neonatal Medicine. We service an annual inborn delivery rate of approximately 6,000 with 15 intensive care cots, 8 high dependency cots and 8 special care cots, in addition to a 12 bedded transitional care ward. In 2012 we admitted 750 babies to NICU, of whom 125 were <1500 grams and 150 surgical or cardiac. In my present post my non clinical responsibilities have been;

  • Clinical Lead for the Neonatal service since February 2007 – 2010: managing a budget of £6.5 million
  • Lead Neonatal Clinical Governance, Audit and Resuscitation (current)
  • Chair of Local Negotiating Committee (since June 2012)
  • Principal Investigator for study of HbF and development of Retinopathy of Prematurity (Current)
  • Principal Investigator for 3 International trials run by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (previous),
  • Mentor for Black and Minority Ethnic employees in AGW (previous)

Medico Legal work

I have undertaken medico legal work since 2003 and have attended medico legal courses to keep myself up to date. I undertake clinical negligence and complex specialist medico legal work related to newborn infants or children. I have been called as an expert witness by HM Coroner and have attended court. I aim to have the completed report returned within 2-4 weeks of receipt of the necessary documentation. I am recognised as an expert in delivery of neonatal intensive care and in newborn pain and thermoregulation.

Dr Anoo Jain


  • Parental perceptions of the impact of neonatal unit visitation policies during COVID-19 pandemic BMJ Paediatrics Open 2020;4:e000899. doi:10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000899
  • Pediatric Research; Intact survival in 50% of cooled infants, who underwent prolonged resuscitation with a 10minute Apgar score of 0. Platform presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Toronto May 2018; (the highest impact International paediatric and neonatal meeting).
    Impact factor 2.275
    Eye (Lond). 2017 Oct;31(10):1451-1455. doi: 10.1038/eye.2017.76. Epub 2017 May 26.
  • Fetal haemoglobin, blood transfusion, and retinopathy of prematurity in very preterm infants: a pilot prospective cohort study
  • Time is Brain:Starting therapeutic hypothermia within three hours of birth improves motor outcomes in asphyxiated newborns: Neonatology 2013;104;228-233
  • Good Practice in postoperative and procedural pain management 2nd Edition ; Pediatric Anaesthesia; Vol 22, Supp 1 July 2012
  • Temperature Control, Rennie & Roberton's Textbook of Neonatal Medicine, 5th edition, 2012, 2012
  • Neonatal Analgesia, Rennie & Roberton's Textbook of Neonatal Medicine, 5th edition, 2012, 2012
  • Less is just as good – curosurf & respiratory morbidity, Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2011;96:Suppl 1 Fa31
  • When less gives more; cost savings in curosurf dosing, Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2011;96:Suppl 1 Fa31
  • Respiratory Failure in the newborn infant. Arch. Dis. Child. Ed. Pract., Apr 2007;92: ep40 - ep43
  • Project 27/28, an enquiry into the quality of care and its effect on survival in babies born at 27- 28 weeks. Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., 2004; 89: 76 – 83
  • Topical Amethocaine Gel in the Newborn Infant, A Jain, DM Thesis, University of Nottingham, March 2001
  • Topical amethocaine gel for pain relief of heel prick blood sampling? A randomised double blind controlled trial, Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2001;84(1):F56-59
  • Does topical amethocaine gel reduce the pain of venepuncture in newborn infants? A randomised double blind controlled trial, Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., 2000; 83(3):F207-210
  • Topical amethocaine gel in the newborn infant - how soon does it work and how long does it last? Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., 2000; 3(3):F211-214
  • Antenatal steroids, gender and maturation of the epidermal barrier in the preterm infant, Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., 2000; 83 (2):F112 – 116
  • The local anaesthetic effect of topical amethocaine gel in the newborn, Arch.Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., 2000; 82:F42 – 45
  • An ultrasound study of heel to calcaneum depth in the newborn, Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., 1999;80:F243-245
  • Paediatric consequences of multiple pregnancy, A Jain & N Marlow, Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, September 1998, vol. 8(3), pages 147 – 152.

Collaborative research projects

  • Chief/Principal Investigator Haemoglobin F & retinopathy of prematurity?, From January 2012
  • Developmental Assessor for Epicure II (see http://www.epicure.ac.uk), From October 2008
  • Principal Investigator for International Neonatal Immunotherapy Study (INIS), Jan 2004 – June 2009
  • Principal Investigator for PROGRAMS study, Jan 2004 – June 2009
  • Investigation of blood enzyme assays in preterm and term newborn infants, August 2003
  • Internet mediated education in neonatal medicine – Leonardo EU project, May – July 2001
  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine "N.I.C.E Project'', Feb - August 1999

I have recruited 27/31 infants for the Haemoglobin and retinopathy of prematurity study that receives approximately £8.5 k per annum from the David Telling Foundation Trust. INIS and PROGRAMS were funded by the NPEU. Leonardo and NICE were National and European projects that assessed the role of distance learning in neonatal training.


  • Medical director for newborn life support course at UHBristol runs 2-4 times per year
  • Faculty for undergraduate Medical Student Care of the Newborn course at Uni of Bristol
  • Invited lecture on Neonatal issues (Pain, prematurity, leadership)
  • Co author of newborn e Pain learning module for the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists UK
  • Previously lecturer in Paediatrics at Uni of Nottingham completely revised the Paediatric course.

References available on request

Dr Anoo Jain