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Dr Robert Scott-Jupp

Professional Description:

Consultant Paediatrician



Salisbury District Hospital
Odstock Road
Area of work:



Dr Robert Scott-Jupp is a Consultant Paediatrician, based at Salisbury District Hospital. He is now partially retired from NHS work but retains a contract with his hospital base. He has an excellent knowledge of General paediatrics, with specialist interest in; Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Respiratory paediatrics, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Adolescent medicine.

He is interested in a broad range of paediatric problems and has provided a number of expert reports on behalf of both claimants and defendants in numerous clinical negligence cases, where allegations have been made about substandard practice by acute hospital paediatricians. These number about 10 per year on average. He provides reports on paediatricians who have been subject to internal disciplinary and GMC proceedings.

He regularly undertakes Invited Reviews and Serious Case Reviews at NHS Trusts on behalf of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr Scott-Jupp prepared numerous statements for the official Northern Ireland government Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related deaths. He appeared as a key expert witness for the inquiry twice, in 2012 and 2013. The work involved detailed forensic analysis of the case records relating to children who died unexpectedly in Northern Ireland hospitals in the 1990s.

He has also produced reports for legal cases involving:
• Adverse effects of home environmental factors on children’s health
• Consequences of harmful dietary exposure

Dr Scott Jupp is also an Associate Editor for 'Archives of Disease in Childhood' which is the leading journal for paediatricians in the United Kingdom. Until recently he wrote a monthly column reviewing highlights from the world literature relating to paediatrics.

Dr Scott-Jupp does not undertake safeguarding, child abuse or care proceedings case

For further information please download his CV.


Expert Training

The Specialist Info Expert Witness course on Clinical Negligence, Feb 2012; Bond Solon CertMR on-line course covering Civil Procedure rules for expert witnesses in July 2013. Medicolegal Update, BMA Oct 2018.


Member of National Council of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2006-2011

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