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Dr James Calvert


Dr Calvert qualified in Medicine from Oxford University in 1992. He studied Public Health as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University before completing his PhD in Asthma Epidemiology in South Africa and London.

He was a Consultant Respiratory Specialist in Bristol from 2006-2021. He was Lead Clinician for Respiratory Medicine between 2008 and 2018. He is now a Respiratory Consultant and Medical Director of Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales. He has worked with colleagues in the South West and at NHS England to improve access to integrated services for respiratory patients. He has Chaired the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Professional & Organisational Standards Committee and has been the BTS National Audit Lead. He has a longstanding interest in quality improvement in health care and has worked with the BTS, NHS Improving Value, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the University of Bristol in this field. He was National Specialty Advisor for Severe Asthma from 2017-2020 and continues to lead the National Asthma Audit at the Royal College of Physicians.

He has a clinical interest in all aspects of Respiratory Medicine with a particular focus on Asthma, COPD and lung infection. He is happy to accept referrals for patients who have experienced occupational or related lung injuries to provide medico-legal opinions.

Consultant Profile

Name: Dr James Calvert
Qualifications: BM BCh (Oxford), PhD (University of London), MPH (Harvard University)
Specialities: Respiratory Medicine
Clinical Research Interests: Patient Safety, Airways Disease
Year Qualified: 1992
Appointments NHS: Consultant Physician, North Bristol NHS Trust
University Posts: Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
Membership of National Professional Societies: British Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Medico Legal Reports: Areas of interest include occupational lung injuries and all aspects of respiratory medicine

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Appointments: No private patients, only Medico Legal referrals
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