Health and Care’s Top 70 Stars

Dr Anthony James

Dr Anthony James has been a consultant geriatrician in Bridgend for the past 20 years. During this time he has shown exemplary commitment to ensuring that patient care is of the highest quality.  He is supportive to all those who work with him, he is extremely well liked and highly respected and regarded for his clinical acumen. He leads by example working along-side his teams of junior doctors and advanced nurse practitioners, not above them, as a means of demonstrating good care. He acts with the utmost integrity and professionalism at all times.

Over the past 15 years he has not only supported the education and clinical development needs of medical students and junior doctors but also the needs of non medical professionals. These have included nurses and pharmacists developing in advanced practice and independent prescribing roles as a means of supporting alternative models of care e.g. advanced nurse practitioner led elderly care services. His ability to teach and coach others is well regarded, he is adaptable and his creative approach has benefitted many in achieving their clinical educational qualifications.

The patient is at heart of everything he does from a clinical perspective, this is demonstrated through his daily commitment to the patients and their loved ones. He is non-judgemental and highly pragmatic in relation to the decisions that he makes around patients clinical and non-clinical care. His approach is holistic, recognising that patients are individuals that have a life and a past which plays an important part in their on-going care requirements. He actively seeks to listen and understand individual needs, abilities and limits.

Dr James has sought to develop key aspects of the service during his time as a consultant, he has a particular interest in ortho-geriatrics and acute delirium/ dementia, he is constantly seeking ways of improving and developing services that meet the fundamental needs of the patients. He is not afraid to challenge poor practice as a means of improving patient experience. He encourages others to pursue and grow their ideas for improving practice and patient care.

Overall Dr James is looked upon as a role model for others, he seeks to motivate and support all those around him. Many of the junior doctors who have worked with him aspire to become the doctor that he is.  In tangent with this he shows the utmost respect for all disciplines and the invaluable role that each one plays in managing and caring for the patients, as a result nurses and allied health care professionals seek to work alongside him as a truly inspirational doctor and leader of care for the frail older patient.

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