Dr. James Hull

Dr. James Hull

PhD FRCP FACSM

Respiratory Medicine

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 8 specialists
22 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“I was referred to Professor Hull with Complex Dyspnea after being seen by a Haematologist, Cardiologist and Pulmonologist. My blood gas levels were abnormal but my organs were in great condition so everyone was a little confused. Professor Hull accurately called out what the issue was in the first consultation, sent me for tests to confirm it and set me up with air physiotherapy all within a two week period! His bedside manner is fantastic as he listens very carefully to you and doesn't make snap judgments. He is happy to explain clearly what is happening without condescending you and is happy to share and explain results making you feel fully informed and part of the process. His team are also lovely and efficient and the Air Physiotherapist I was referred to is also fantastic. Grateful for the speed and quality of service I have received after a lot of uncertainty previously. Can't recommend him and his colleagues enough.“
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Subspecialty

  • General (Internal) Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4736662
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    Practices worked at

    The Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH)

    170 Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingdom, W1T 7HA
    159 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    2,387 reviews

    Royal Brompton Hospital

    Sydney Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NP
    36 reviews

    About

    Dr James Hull, Consultant Respiratory Physician, has been working within the Royal Brompton NHS Trust since 2012. He has a wealth of experience in treating respiratory issues associated with physical exercise and more general issues like chronic debilitating cough, persistent throat symptoms, and unexplained shortness of breath.

    Dr Hull began his medical education studying Exercise physiology at St George’s Medical School, then went on to study Medicine here graduating in 2000. He then proceeded to undergo specialist training in General and Respiratory Medicine. He also undertook a research degree, which resulted in him being awarded a PhD in 2010. During his career, he has also developed specialist skills in assisting athletes with respiratory conditions.

    He is recognised as an expert in his field, he currently works as a respiratory expert for the International Olympic Committee and the English Institute of Sport. He has also previously held the position of Clinical Lecturer at the National Institute for Health Research and UCLA. 

    Procedures

    • Exercise Advice
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    Special interests

    • Breathlessness
    • Asthma
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Wheezing
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    Education

    Education:

    MB BS 2000 University of London

    Memberships

    Dr James Hull is an expert appointee to the American Thoracic Society guideline committee for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction and is Chair of a British Thoracic Society group, providing guidance to help assess athletic individuals with respiratory problems.

    Dr Hull is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

    Professional Bodies:

    • President of ARTP
    • Respiratory Advisor to English Institute of Sport
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    4.95
    Breathlessness
    32/56
    Asthma
    22/56
    Troublesome Cough
    11/56
    Wheezing
    8/56
    Exercise Advice
    7/56
    Respiratory Medicine
    4/56
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was referred to Professor Hull with Complex Dyspnea after being seen by a Haematologist, Cardiologist and Pulmonologist. My blood gas levels were abnormal but my organs were in great condition so everyone was a little confused. Professor Hull accurately called out what the issue was in the first consultation, sent me for tests to confirm it and set me up with air physiotherapy all within a two week period! His bedside manner is fantastic as he listens very carefully to you and doesn't make snap judgments. He is happy to explain clearly what is happening without condescending you and is happy to share and explain results making you feel fully informed and part of the process. His team are also lovely and efficient and the Air Physiotherapist I was referred to is also fantastic. Grateful for the speed and quality of service I have received after a lot of uncertainty previously. Can't recommend him and his colleagues enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional and personable (even via Zoom.) Very clear in his diagnosis and explanation of both the illness and proposed treatment plan.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr James Hull was very thorough in resolving my original issue. He also went above and beyond his responsibility to ensure findings (not related to my original issue) were followed up and resolved as appropriate. The end result was his advice and new course of medicine has made it possible for me to feel 100% better than I did when I first saw Dr James Hull.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    I appreciated how he listened and followed through to look at all the data available. Thanks to his intervention and follow through with some scans I had had from an accident, I finally learned that I had been suffering with a pneumonia and sinusitis post COVID for several months and he prescribed the antibiotic needed. It was a relief to be taken seriously and to get well again.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent customer service from a consultant who clearly has a vast experience and knowledge in his field of practice. Lovely bedside manner too and explained everything in a clear and concise manner which could be easily understood.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He explained things clearly and was very easy to talk to. Very knowledgeable.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I saw Dr Hull face to face twice and also had an emergency phone call with him. He was always on time, and the emergency call was scheduled within 24 hours (when he was actually off sick with Covid). Prior to going for a range of tests he was clear what they might show and the various options as a result. He explained the results very clearly and was patient when I had questions. He listened well, and remembered what I had said previously. A very good experience in all and highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    So professional and explained everything to me in detail. I was extremely happy with the outcome and I have complete confidence in the outlined treatment. Thank you Dr Hull
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Welcoming, empathetic manner. He explained things clearly, answered questions succinctly and made me feel at ease.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr James Hull has been fantastic. He was extremely thorough, explained everything, documented everything so I can refer back to it and was very empathetic when explaining options and things to consider. I am also very grateful to Dr James Hull for putting me at ease when I was away and the test results were coming out. He made sure to make contact to say everything was OK going above and beyond what he is expected to do. I would highly recommend Dr James Hull to others and I am extremely thankful for the care he has given me.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 8 specialists
    Professor Guri Sandhu
    Professor Guri Sandhu
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Is a colleague

    "A brilliant respiratory physician with excellent people skills and bedside manner. Highly recommended."

    08-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Breathlessness, Chest Infection
    Dr. Robin Chatterjee
    Dr. Robin Chatterjee
    Sports & Exercise Medicine
    I have referred patients to them

    "Excellent respiratory physician who I have been referring patients to that have problems with shortness of breath, breathing difficulties during exercise and 'long covid'. He can provide a 'cardiopulmonary exercise' (CPET) test, which can determine how the heart and lungs respond to exercise. "

    23-08-2021

    Recommended for:
    Breathlessness, Troublesome Cough, Asthma
    Dr Ben Thomas
    Dr Ben Thomas
    Pain Management
    Is a colleague

    "I work with Dr Hull regularly as a colleague both in the NHS and the private sector. He has a significant knowledge and experience of respiratory disease in both adults and elite sportspeople and is always available and informative to discuss these cases with. I would recommend him strongly, and will continue to call on his services whenever the situation requires it with confidence. "

    03-11-2020

    Recommended for:
    Sleep Disorders, Breathlessness, Asthma
    Dr Noel Pollock
    Dr Noel Pollock
    Sports & Exercise Medicine
    I have referred patients to them

    "Dr James Hull is a world leading expert in the respiratory health of athletes and exercising patients. He provides comprehensive and detailed care and is always up to date with the latest information and research in the field. He is an excellent communicator and clinician. "

    26-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Breathlessness, Troublesome Cough

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