MB ChB 2003 University of Leicester
I was brought up in Brighouse, West Yorkshire and was the first person in my family to go to university. I graduated from Leicester University in 2003 after considering every speciality as a career and I realised I needed the variety that general practice brings. I did several jobs in Leicester as a junior doctor gathering experience and then worked in New Zealand for several months.
I did my GP training in Derby, working at all of the hospitals and did my final year of training in Wirksworth. I qualified as a GP in 2009 and worked back home in Yorkshire before returning to Derbyshire to work in Duffield. I also work in rheumatology outpatients half a day a week to learn and bring skills back for the benefit of the practice.