Dr James Uprichard is a consultant haematologist in London with an interest in haemostasis, including inherited and acquired bleeding disorders, thrombosis and haemostatic disorders of pregnancy. He is clinical lead for thrombosis and for blood transfusion at St George’s Hospital, including management of patients who refuse blood transfusions. St George’s is a major trauma centre so his work includes managing the acquired coagulopathy of trauma.
Graduating in medicine from University College London in 1996, he completed senior house officer posts at Hammersmith, the Royal Free and University College Hospitals. He then completed a PhD thesis in rare bleeding disorders before commencing registrar training in haematology in the North West Thames region.
Dr Uprichard was appointed as a clinical lecturer in haemostasis at Imperial College in 2007, where his research included the use of global tests of coagulation in pregnancy and in anticoagulation. Following CCT he completed a clinical fellowship in the North Thames Haemophilia Network and an elective in haemostasis at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA.
Dr Uprichard was appointed as consultant haematologist to St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and honorary senior lecturer at St George's University of London in 2011. He remains active in clinical research as the principal investigator for several haemostasis trials. He chairs the regional trauma and haematology group in South East England and sits on regional and national committees for anticoagulation in stroke prevention, venous thrombosis prevention and the National Blood Transfusion Committee. As chief investigator for the UK, Dr Uprichard sat on the trial steering committee for a new oral anticoagulant and remains a member of the trial steering committee for a national trauma study.