From roads to radiology

4 March 2021

James Mico was working as a UKAS Technical Manager at construction materials giant Tarmac when he decided to pursue his dream of working in a medical environment.

He said: “I always wanted to work in the medical field. I undertook some work experience and enjoyed radiography so decided to train in that discipline.”James Mico wearing a mask

Having made the decision, James then gained a degree in diagnostic imaging at the University of the West of England before taking up his first position as a radiologist at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in 2012. Since then he has worked in NHS and private hospitals in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset before taking up his new role as Radiology Manager at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet.

He joins at a time when the hospital is benefitting from three years of investment in diagnostic imaging amounting to in excess of one million pounds, including upgrades and new equipment in X-ray, MRI and ultrasound.

James will build on his department’s already excellent reputation by engaging further with the South West’s radiology and healthcare community. James commented: “Our radiology team strives to provide a person-centred, sustainable radiology service that utilises modern technology, innovative imaging techniques and continually improves the health and wellbeing of the service users. I am looking forward to working with the team and colleagues across the hospital and beyond, to ensure that we maintain outstanding standards and that the patient sits at the heart of everything we do.”

Andrew Oakerbee, Hospital Director at Practice Plus Group Hospital Shepton Mallet, added: “We are delighted to welcome James to our team. His experience and expertise will have huge benefit to us, and most importantly to our patients. James’s appointment stands testament to our pledge to always invest in what is best for our patients. This not only includes attracting the best people to work with us, but also investing in the latest techniques and equipment.”