Consultant Profile

Dr Julia Thomson

Dr Julia Thomson BA BM MRCPCH MSc
Practicing at:
Spire Roding Hospital
  • Paediatric medicine
    Special clinical interests:
    • General paediatrics
    • Emergency paediatrics
    • Any medical problem concerning children from birth to adolescence
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Paediatric Consultant, Whipps Cross University Hospital, East London

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    • Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
    • Paediatricians with expertise in cardiology special interest group (PECSIG) 
    Financial interests/shares:

    Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8709 7878
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Julia Thomson trained as a doctor at Southampton University, qualifying in 1997. She has been working in paediatrics since 1998, both in the Wessex health region and in north London.

    Dr Thomson began training as a neonatologist and retains a certain fondness for, and confidence with, the babies amongst her patients. But she missed the play with the toddlers, the cheekiness of the primary school children and the challenges and concerns of the thoughtful secondary school pupils and the breadth of the work of the general paediatrician.

    Her NHS post as a paediatrician with an interest in emergency paediatrics allows her to work with all of these age groups and still work with the babies too. Dr Thomson brings this breadth of experience to Spire Roding Hospital in Essex (on the east London borders), where she is happy to see young people of all ages with their parents in the relaxed, informal environment of her outpatients’ clinic.

    Dr Thomson maintains 2 websites. The first - contains some frequently-asked questions on children’s health, answered in non-medical jargon, as well as information on where she works privately, her fees, and so on. She set up the second website - two years ago to support her role training junior doctors and to enhance the continuing professional development of GPs and other health professionals working with children.

    Personal profile:

    I came to medicine late having originally completed a degree in French and Philosophy and worked and lived for a while on an Inner Hebridean island in Scotland where I also set up my first folk band.  I was heavily involved in Tall Ship sailing at that time and went on to fund my medical training by working as a Tall Ship cook during all my university holidays.  The 100 hour weeks we used to do when first qualified were nothing to the ardours of my sailing days where I worked the same hours with the added delight of feeling sick most of the time. 

    The advent of a family brought an end to my sailing days and the folk singing, I am afraid, and I now spend non-work time looking after my 3 children and 2 step-children and cleaning out the goldfish tank - because the children don’t do it, do they......

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    Dr Julia Thomson

    Dr Julia Thomson, paediatrician, children's health, neonatology, adolescents, Spire Roding private hospital Essex, east London.

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