James, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director
For many people, deciding on the right career can be tricky. But for some, like James Bursell, the choice was simple.
Having already decided to become a doctor, he was working his medical attachment in Bath when it became clear.
James explained: “I trained with someone called Dr Steve Jones and I saw how much fun it could be looking after children. It changed my life. Since then I’ve never wanted to do anything else.
“It is a genuine privilege and honour to be able to look after someone’s child. Someone is putting their most treasured possession in your hands.”
As a consultant in paediatrics, James works with infants, children and young people up to the age of 16. Dealing with emergency situations, through to managing long term conditions, James has to combine a strong medical knowledge with a variety of other skills.