Euan and Neil share stories of their antics at altitude in Nepal and are delighted to have special guest James Moore (biog below) to answer their questions of altitude sickness and explain how Diamox works. The three of them also discuss vaccine services in the UK during COVID.
About James Moore
After a successful career as an Emergency Department Matron and Emergency Nurse Practitioner here in the UK and overseas, James left the NHS to combine previous training and experience to open The Exeter and Barnstaple Travel Clinics which are now recognised as Outstanding by the CQC and support a wide range of local companies, individuals and educational establishments.
In conjunction with Dr Jon Dallimore, five years ago James co-wrote and launched the UKs first post-graduate Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. This was based on the BMJ award-winning Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, of which James is a co-editor. With a home in the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, this Diploma attracts Doctors, nurses and paramedics from across the globe.
Following the successful completion of a Masters’ degree in Global Health, James has been involved in several overseas projects delivering healthcare education in low/middle income countries. Further to this he continues to write articles, both research and educational.
As well as running the clinics and Diploma, James teaches pre-hospital minor injury and illness to medics and non-medics alike, both in the UK and overseas. This work is frequently updated as he continues to provide on-site healthcare on expeditions across the globe, for organisations such as the BBC Natural History Department, National Geographic, private companies, schools and charities.
As a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine James sits on the Executive committee representing the International Diploma. He is a Fellow and member of the medical cell of the Royal Geographical Society, former Secretary of the British Global and Travel Health Association and consults for a number of expedition companies across the UK.
When not working, James enjoys an outdoor life in Devon, where he shares his passion for surfing, wild camping, off-road driving and generally anything non-ordinary with his exhausted family. Needless to say, Covid-19 has been an amazing opportunity to catch up with some sleep.
James Moore MSc FFTM RCPS (Glasg) FRGS