I moved to the Island when I joined the practice in October 2004. My wife grew up here and we have two young children. Visiting family here made us appreciate the quality of life an island like this can bring a family, with its mixture of seaside, rural and village life.
I trained at The Royal London Hospital and subsequently worked around London, on the South Coast and for six months in Australia, completing my GP training in Chichester in February 2000. I was then a full time GP in Emsworth for four years.
As a practice we strive to provide high quality family medicine and are willing to adapt to whatever changes are thrown at us in Primary Care. In the past I have enjoyed teaching medical students I now lead the practice in teaching GP registrars. I also have a role as a QOF assessor performing formative assessments to other practices on the Isle of Wight and probity assessments to mainland practices. I am also interested in the benefits a well run IT system brings the practice.
In my spare time I enjoy racing my Sprint 15 catamaran, I am a qualified dinghy instructor and run courses teaching local children to sail. I also enjoy off road motorcycling, skiing, hearing live music and socialising.