I was born & raised in Southport & completed my medical training at Manchester University. I qualified in 1985 & spent the next 2 years working in hospitals in the North West & Jersey. I came to Swindon in 1987 to commence my GP training at PMH. I joined Old Town Surgery as a partner in 1991, 2 weeks before i got married. I have 2 children. Alongside my full time post in General Practice I also work for specialist drug treatment services.