Consultant in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital London

James Hatcher is a Consultant in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is an Honorary Consultant at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases at University College Hospital London and Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.
He completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health at Liverpool University and a Masters in Clinical Microbiology at Queens University London before completing training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His main interests include neurosurgical infection in children, diagnosis of resistant Gram negative infections and antimicrobial stewardship. His master’s dissertation was on antimicrobial stewardship interventions in the acute care setting. He was made Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists.
Currently he is the clinical lead for the department of microbiology and lead for antimicrobial stewardship at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was a founding member of a national Paediatric antimicrobial stewardship network in the United Kingdom and regularly gives national and international lectures on Paediatric infection and the role of diagnostic microbiology in the treatment of resistant infections

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