I qualified from Southampton Medical School in 1988 and took an unusual route into General Practice, returning to full time study to do a Masters degree after a variety of hospital posts. I was then appointed to lead a postgraduate medical education research project for the NHS, which led to changes in how we train doctors in the UK, and finally trained to be a GP 9 years after qualifying as a doctor.
I joined Ladies Walk Surgery as a partner in 2013, having been a regular locum with the practice for several years. I am passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our population and am always looking at how we could do things better.
My interests are in minor surgery, mental health, chronic pain and transgender care. I am the LGBTQ+ and military veterans champion for the partnership as well as adult safeguarding lead.
I have a Masters degree in Public Health which involved living and studying in New York for a year and which came in very useful when COVID 19 hit our shores!
I represent doctors and medical students through my involvement with the British Medical Association and local GPs as a member of the Local Medical Committee.
I also chair a charity with a focus on mental wellbeing and suicide prevention in the medical profession and support for families bereaved by the suicide of a doctor.