James is a former Project Manager in the nuclear industry. His life changed when his son Joshua died at Furness General Hospital. James led an extensive campaign, which finally resulted in the Morecambe Bay Inquiry, and a subsequent national review of maternity services.
He has previously worked as the National Advisor for Safety, Quality and Culture with the Care Quality Commission and was a member of the government’s expert advisory group set up to help establish the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch.
James currently works in a part-time capacity for Baby Lifeline, a charity supporting improvement work in maternity services across the UK and as a self-employed patient safety consultant.