Professor Julian Bion MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM, MD

Professor Julian Bion

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Professor Of Intensive Care Medicine

Contact details

University Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care
Institute of Clinical Sciences
Office 1, Ground Floor East, old Queen Elizabeth Hospital
B15 2TH, UK


  • ECFMG (London), July 1975
  • MBBS (London), Dec 1975
  • MRCP (UK), Oct 1979
  • FFARCS (FRCA), July 1982
  • MD (London), 1991
  • FRCP (UK) by election, 1996
  • ALS Instructor status, Oct 8th 2009-Oct 8th 2013 & renewed
  • FFICM by election, 2011


  • 1st year: Basic Life Support training programme for all health care students (MBChB, GEC, Physiotherapy, Dentistry)
  • 4th year: Critical Care component of the ARICM module
  • 5th year: Immediate Life Support course coordinator


Health Services Research

Research Activity

  • As President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (2004-2006) I was instrumental in establishing the European Critical Care Research Network, through the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
  • I initiated and lead a world-wide European Community Leonardo Programme-funded international competency-based training programme for intensive care in Europe (CoBaTrICE). Completed successfully in October 2006, we are now implementing this programme worldwide, and will be developing a social sciences research programme to evaluate its impact on medical education and patient care. The programe can be viewed at .
  • I am a member of the WHO's sepsis group within the Integrated Management of Acute Illness programme, developing best practice guidance for resource-limited environments.
  • I was a member of the Executive Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (2003-9) developing best practice guidance in the management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.
  • I am one the lead investigators in a collaborative group studying the genetics of sepsis (GenOSept) which has been awarded a grant of Eur 2.1M by the FP6 programme (2004-8)
  • I am the senior clinical lead for the DoH-funded NPSA's ‘Matching Michigan' project to minimise blood stream infections linked to the use of central vennous catheters.
  • I am collaborating in a range of clinical projects focussed on improving the management of patients with sepsis, and acutely ill patients in general, to enhance reliable delivery of best practice care.

Other activities

  • University Hospital Birmingham NHSFT Co-Director of R&D (non-cancer)
  • Birmingham Clinical Research Academy Deputy Director
  • Birmingham & Black Country UK-CLRN Speciality Group lead for Critical Care
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists Council member and Chair, Professional Standards Committee
  • Foundation Dean of the UK Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine