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Joys of the journey

James Moore's role combines his two passions, travel and healthcare
James Moore

James Moore is clinical director of the Exeter Travel Clinic, co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, and co-director of the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

Why did you become an emergency nurse?

As soon as I walked through the doors of the emergency department (ED) at Bristol Royal Infirmary on a training placement many years ago, I knew that was where I wanted to work. The buzz of controlled excitement, unpredictability, amazing teamwork and can-do attitude appealed to my character.

What might you have done otherwise?

Probably applied to join the Armed Forces, and most likely the Royal Marines. I think that would have been the only path capable of providing the experiences I have been fortunate enough to have.

How have you developed your skills?

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