Dr Sara Polhill

Dr Sara PolhillTel: 020 3447 3343 / 020 3447 3359
Email: sara.polhill@uclh.nhs.uk

Location:
University College Hospital

Specialities:
Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Professional background

Dr Sara Polhill is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at UCLH, and is Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia.

Sara studied Medicine at Southampton University Medical School, and trained in Anaesthesia at Guy’s, St Thomas’s and Kings Hospitals.

She trained in Paediatric Anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street and Evelina Children’s Hospitals and Critical Care Medicine at St Thomas’s, The Royal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals.

She chaired the Young Fellows Committee and sat on the Anaesthetic Section Committee at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Sara continues to develop the paediatric service at UCLH.

She is an Examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC).

Clinical Interests

  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Paediatric Analgesia
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Adolescent Critical Care
  • Focused Echo in critically sick patients
  • Neuromuscular Blockade

Research interests

  • Paediatric Pain
  • Neuro Muscular Blockers

Publications

Peer Review Journals – Papers / Review Articles
Polhill S.L. Smith D.C.  Are changes in the EMG response during Anaesthesia caused by failure of supramaximal nerve stimulation?
British Journal of Anaesthesia – 1998; 81:902-904

Polhill. S. Encephalitis in an ICU setting.
Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care  2007

GF Strandvik, Polhill. S. Review Article : “Tumour Necrosis Factor inhibitors in Critical Care. Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2010

Peer Review Journals – Abstracts
Polhill S.L. Smith D.C.  Evoked EMG response during inhalation of a subanaesthetic concentration of isoflurane.
British Journal of Anaesthesia 1996; 76:578

Polhill S.L. Smith D.C. Are changes in the EMG response during Anaesthesia caused by failure of supramaximal nerve stimulation?
British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995; 75:652

Book Chapters / Published guidelines
Polhill. S. Hypotensive  Anaesthesia – Chapter
Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia – Churchill Livingstone 2005

Polhill. S. McCorkell. S. Anaesthetic Registrar’s Handbook for Overnight Intensive and Post-operative Care Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital.
May 2007 – pre-publication

Polhill. S. Paediatric Epidural Guidelines for University Hospital Lewisham- a new service
Autumn 2001

Polhill. S. Paediatric Epidural Patient Information Leaflet, University Hospital Lewisham- a new service
Autumn 2001

GMC/GDC number: 4318194