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Jim Turner

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jim Turner is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Bristol Children’s Hospital. After graduating from University of Edinburgh, Jim was awarded a commission with the British Army and served in the 2003 Iraq war as a Regimental Medical Officer of the Parachute Regiment. This experience was instrumental in him developing a passion for humanitarian healthcare and gaining a post-graduate qualification in medical care for catastrophes. During his orthopaedic training, he spent time working in a rural south African mission hospital, performed free surgery camps in India, and completed paediatric orthopaedic fellowships at Beit CURE International Hospital Malawi and the Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto. Jim has also worked as a clinical advisor with the World Health Organisation to develop global trauma guidelines. He returned at the end of 2017 from an 18 month stint working as a surgeon in CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital, and then worked as a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a Clinical Research Fellow in Global Surgery at NDORMS, University of Oxford from 2017-2018. He has continued his involvement in Oxford University Global Surgery Group since moving to Bristol, in particular in global surgery undergraduate teaching, and as faculty for the Oxford Global Surgery Course.


Orthopaedic and trauma care in low-resource settings: the burden and its challenges

James Turner & Sean Duffy
International Orthopaedics (2021)