Mr James Barraclough



GMC number: 6025669


ENT (Otolaryngology), Paediatric Surgery

Consultation times

  • Monday 08:30 - 13:00 (Wolverhampton)
  • No consultations at Warwickshire, surgery only
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Mr Barraclough 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) surgery 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.

Special interests

ENT (Otolaryngology), Rhinology, Facial Plastics, Paediatric ENT, Nasal and Sinus Disorders, Otology.

Other interests

Special interest in Rhinology and Facial Plastics, Sports Injury and Trauma.

Personal interests

Mr Barraclough lives in Wolverhampton, loves spending time with his family and especially enjoys running and walking in the Shropshire countryside. He enjoys keeping fit, cooking up a modestly good curry and listening to music as much as time allows.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Barraclough at Nuffield Health

  • Skin surgery
  • Turbinectomy
  • Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping)
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Antral washout
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Grommet insertion
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Maxillofacial / oral surgery

Locations Mr James Barraclough works with

Related experience


Mr Barraclough has authored and published over 12 papers in peer reviewed journals. 

His most recent research ‘The role of tonsillectomy for recurrent sort throats in children’ has been published in two major journals.

Mr Barraclough is an invited reviewer of manuscript for Clinical Otolaryngology and BMJ Open.


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Ear Nose & Throat UK
  • Midland Institute of Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastic Surgery UK
  • British Rhinological Society
  • European Rhinological Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton & Russell’s Hall Hospital

Insurers Mr James Barraclough works with

Mr James Barraclough works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr James Barraclough does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr James Barraclough does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr James Barraclough does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.