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Dr James Jarvie is a General Practitioner and Expert Witness. He is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in clinical negligence cases.

Dr Jarvie has completed Inspire Medilaw training, accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, to ensure a high standard of reporting and court room skills.

Since completing his training, Dr Jarvie has completed a number of advisory and CPR compliant reports. These have been for both defence and prosecution in an approximately equal split.

Dr Jarvie will consider clinical negligence cases related to all aspects of General Practice and has extensive experience in cases involving:

  • Mismanagement of acute conditions such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, ulcers, acute infections and gangrene.
  • Delayed referrals and diagnoses of conditions such as cancer, heart attacks and diabetic foot complications.
  • Infectious diseases such as pneumonia and tetanus.
  • Logistical and organisational issues in practices such as missed instructions for repeating tests and missed communications with patients.

Dr Jarvie is highly organised and will provide a medical negligence report completed to a high standard within 4 weeks of agreeing the instruction.

Clinical Experience

Dr Jarvie qualified as a GP in 2007 and has gained experience in a variety of settings of general practice, including as a salaried GP, a locum, and an out-of-hours GP.

He became a partner at Wallingbrook Health Group in 2016 – a practice with a 7000 patient population – and has been the lead GP for clinical governance since 2017. In this role, Dr Jarvie helps ensure that high standards of clinical care are met by leading investigations into patient complaints and potential episodes of substandard care.

Dr Jarvie has pioneered ways of increasing continuity of care and rapid patient access to the surgery, increasing patient safety and satisfaction. 

Dr Jarvie also has an interest in medical education. Having previously worked as a small group facilitator at the University of Exeter Medical School (2007-2017), he is now the lead GP for education at Wallingbrook, where he regularly supervises medical students. He has been a a GP trainer since 2018.

Since 2013, Dr Jarvie has also worked as an appraiser, supporting GPs across the Southwest to meet requirements for revalidation.

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