Dr James Burden
Dr Burden qualified from Leicester University in 2000, training as a GP in
Northamptonshire and then working in Kettering and then Corby. As a GP he has helped his practices develop educational courses for student nurses, medical
students and trainee GPs. After several years in this area he developed an expertise in Safeguarding Children and Adults. He has worked as the
Safeguarding Lead GP for Northamptonshire and then Coventry & Rugby Clinical Commissioning Groups. In 2019 he co-authored the Royal College of GPs guide to Safeguarding Children.
Dr Burden has lived in Kibworth since 2004 with his wife and 4 children. The latest
addition to his family is a dog called Fenton (cross between a Beagle and Dachshund). He is often seen travelling between his children’s rugby
matches, dancing competitions and tennis
tournaments. Hobbies include badminton, squash, climbing mountains,
attending ‘Take That’ concerts,
He says; “I enjoy General Practice because of the ability to help patients at all stages of their life. As GPs we have a very privileged role in supporting patients, sometime when they are very vulnerable, but most commonly just when they need some help or advice”.