I qualified from Barts and The London Medical School in 2004. I spent the first few years in hospital medicine before transferring over to General Practice and completing my training in Banbury in 2009.
I returned to my Gloucester roots in 2014 and had been a Salaried GP locally since. From the beginning of 2022, I am embracing a portfolio career including both NHS and Private work in various settings allowing more flexibility and diversity.
I have skills in joint injections and minor surgery. I hope an opportunity will now arise to pursue further training in my longstanding interest of Performing Arts Medicine. I consider myself an advocate for Practitioner wellbeing and I have recently founded 'Domestic Abuse Support for Doctors' and am slowly building this. I have also inadvertently discovered an affinity for writing and may expand on this in future.
Away from work, most of my remaining energy is consumed by my two wonderful but very lively young sons...and a slightly daft but loving cat! Favourite downtime activities include pottering in the garden, crafting and rare opportunities to ride waves on my bodyboard! - usually in beautiful Cornwall. My main regular way to wind down, though, is escaping into music; I am a strong amateur musician (piano, violin and flute) and can sometimes be found performing as an orchestral violinist in local venues such as Cheltenham Town Hall.