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Pieter Bothma

Pieter Bothma


  • Critical Care
  • Patient Safety
  • Hyperbaric Medicine


Dr Bothma trained in South Africa, qualifying as a GP (M Prax Med). Practising in a rural area he had lots of surgical, obstetrics and anaesthetics experience and was fortunate enough to have training in all these. Anaesthetics remained his favourite discipline and he specialised in Anaesthetics in Johannesburg. He did a one-year fellowship in Critical Care in the Baragwanath hospital and then spent several years doing Anaesthetics and Intensive Care in South Africa and in Brunei. He relocated to the UK and specifically to the James Paget University hospital where he could work in the different disciplines of Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Diving/Hyperbaric Medicine.

Additional information:

Professional Membership And Registration:

  • General Medical Council: GMC No. 4355285 (Specialist Register 2003)
  • The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland. No: 110817 Medical Protection Society. Member No: SA 33009
  • British Medical Association. No 8252496
  • Intensive Care Society (UK) No: 3320
  • Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia (SCATA)
  • British Hyperbaric Association (Deputy Chairman)
  • Difficult Airway Society No: 1360
  • European Underwater And Baromedical Society (EUBS)
  • South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) No: 9044
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa. No MP0179574
  • College of Medicine of South Africa. No 5966
  • Society of Anaesthesiology of South Africa (SASA) No: 442
  • Critical Care Society of South Africa (CCSSA)
  • South African Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association (SAUHMA) No. SAUS179574
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS) No. 21679619

Research interests:

  • Patient safety – East Anglia lead for EPOCH study
  • Under Reporting of cerebral gas embolism (international register of Cerebral Venous Gas Embolism)
  • CLRN lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in Norfolk and Suffolk

Contact Dr Pieter Bothma


Consultant Anaesthetist

Medical Qualifications:

MB ChB M.Med

Secretary Name:

Anaesthetic secretaries

Secretary Phone:

01493 452475