I qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1988 and after house-jobs in Worthing and St. Thomas’ I moved to the Island for what I expected to be a 3 year stay, pursuing my GP training in Cowes together with a lot of windsurfing practice. Over 30 years later & I am still here and still windsurfing, though no longer in the depths of winter! I married a girl all the way from Apse Heath and now have four grown up sons who still keep us busy. I have been with the Sandown practice since 1994 and I still greatly enjoy the job, especially the continuity of care that individual patient lists allow and the wide variety of medicine that general practice offers. I have a keen interest in IT and try to keep ahead of developments here. I am have been a GP trainer for many years, supervising registrars in general practice & trying to instil in them my enthusiasm and appreciation of practising a high standard of family medicine.