8 A* 2 A’s GCSE
5 A A-levels
Medicine degree at Edinburgh University
Neuroscience intercalated degree
Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Diploma in Sexual Health
Postgraduate degree in medical education
Whilst at school I worked picking mushrooms, then worked in a kid’s play barn and finally as a healthcare assistant in people’s houses at nursing homes.
I worked some evenings in a bar whilst at university, I had to dance to YMCA on the bar (how embarrassing!).
After qualifying in medicine I completed foundation training (the initial training you have to do to qualify as a doctor) then worked in Australia for a year. Returned to start GP training and in between worked in New Zealand for 1 year. I started my GP job nearly 7 years ago and have worked at the same place ever since.
GP at university of Nottingham practice, plus my other jobs
I live with my partner (who is a neurologist) and my hamster Thor in Nottingham. I am a portfolio GP (basically my main job is being a GP, but I have lots of other jobs including supporting other GPs (mentoring/coaching), checking other GPs are keeping up to date (appraising), teaching medical students, running a mentoring business and injecting botox for patients with bad headaches (migraines) and a head that tremors (dystonia)). I regularly run and walk. I have recently started to learn to rollerskate. I love travelling, animals, gardening and spending time with my family.
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My Typical Day:
I wake up about 6.15am and always do a high intensity workout or 4 mile run. Get ready and walk to work if I am at the GP practice. I eat breakfast there whilst I look at my paperwork and my patient list for the day. Then it is up to 28 patients I see or telephone in a day, and most days I also support a training GP as well.
I wake up about 6.15am and always do a high intensity workout or 4 mile run. Get ready and walk to work if I am at the GP practice. I only have to drive if I am the emergency doctor for the day as you might have to go to visit someone in their home. I eat breakfast there whilst I look at my paperwork and my patient list for the day, I like to make sure I’m ready for the day. Then it is up to 28 patients I see or telephone in a day, and sometimes supporting a training GP as well. We sometimes have lunchtime meetings as a team which are good for us to catch up on things. I might sometimes have clinics where I do minor surgery like remove a lump from someones skin. I like to finish all my work from that day before I leave for home. It’s to catch up with colleagues at the end of the day and talk about any difficult patients for support. I walk home as it helps me to relax and clear my head from the day. I like to watch something on TV or listen to music for a short while when I get home.
Quick Fire Questions
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
hamster-loving portfolio GP
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes (very naughty) for writing my name on a table!
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Assisted in someone engaging in help to feel live is worth living
What or who inspired you to do your job?
If you weren't in healthcare, what job would you do?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Spend more time with my family
Be amazing at rollerskating
Tell us a joke.
What do you call a blind dinosaur? A do-you-think-he-saw-us.