Jamie Saunders


Associate Lecturer, Physician Associate MSc

Contact Details

email: j.saunders@worc.ac.uk


BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)

MSc Physician Associate

Jamie graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) from City University London in 2012 and practiced clinically as a Diagnostic Radiographer for several years, eventually specialising in interventional cardiology at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. Here, Jamie worked as part of the cardiac catheter lab team, treating patients with coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmias. A major component of this role was as part of the primary PCI service in the regional heart attack centre, treating patient’s suffering from ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) as well as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA).

Jamie graduated with my MSc in Physician Associate studies and successfully passed his UK PA National Examination in September 2017. Following this he obtained his first position as a Physician Associate in Clinical Haematology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London and continues to enjoy his work here. Jamie is on a three-year training rotation through inpatient haemato-oncology, outpatient/general haematology and sickle cell disease. Jamie is developing skills in bone marrow biopsies, vascular access line insertions, exchange blood transfusions as well as running outpatient clinics.

Jamie works at the University of Worcester as an Associate Lecturer and a joint researcher investigating the Physician Associate workforce, alongside the academic staff on the MSc Physician Associate course. He is also currently studying for his Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Clinical Simulation

Clinical Skills

End of Life Care



Radiation Protection




Research Interests

Medical Competency

Medical Education

Physician Associate Workforce

Physician Associate Scope of Practice


Professional Memberships

Faculty of Physician Associate at Royal College of Physicians

Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register

British Society for Haematology

European Haematology Association

Health and Care Professions Council, Diagnostic Radiographer


Red flags in haematology for physician associates

Faculty of Physician Associates 3rd National CPD Conference, September 2018

Preparation for the national exam what to expect in your first year of qualification

Faculty of Physician Associates National Student Conference, September 2018

Hot topics in cardiology for physician associates

FPA 2nd National CPD Conference, September 2017

Red dots, informed comment and radiographer reporting

Spectrum Magazine Students, Australian Institute of Radiography, May 2012

External Responsibilities

Physician Associate in Clinical Haematology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Communications Committee Member, British Society for Haematology

Education Committee Member, British Society for Haematology

Faculty Board Member, Faculty of Physician Associates at Royal College of Physicians