Dr James Hayward

Dr James HaywardDr James completed his medical degree in the UK graduating in 2013. After working in multiple specialties in the NHS Hospital system for 2 years, he migrated to Western Australia in 2015; initially for a 6 month contract at Fiona Stanley Hospital - over 6 years later he is still here!

After 2 years of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care he decided to make the transition to General Practice and completed a further year of work at Perth Children’s Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital, gaining experience in Paediatric medicine and Women’s health. This included the completion of the Sydney Child Health Program. He started General Practice work in Aboriginal Health in Derby – a remote town in the Kimberley region – before finishing in Geraldton and obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2021.

 Dr James is an advocate of evidence-based medicine and the rational use of investigations and treatments that align with national/international guidelines. He has a particular interest in minor injuries/emergency care, chronic disease & preventative health, Aboriginal health, aged care and skin cancer medicine.

 Dr James has completed further postgraduate training with the Skin Cancer College Australasia, holding the certificate of Dermoscopy (an important technique or detecting early skin cancers) and is currently finishing the certificate of skin cancer medicine.

 In his spare time, James enjoys free-diving for crays, fishing, trying to surf, running his crazy Kelpie and slowly renovating his old Geraldton home somewhere in-between.