I started late in medicine after a printing apprenticeship and four years in the Royal Signals.
I qualified MB,ChB, BSc (Hons) in 1983 and worked as a junior doctor at Blackpool training to be a GP.
I was a General Practitioner in Hyde, Tameside from 1989 to 1995 and returned to a Staff Grade post in Paediatrics at Blackpool. I qualified MRCP (UK) in 1998 and upgraded to Associate Specialist.
I developed a special interest in Cystic Fibrosis and was appointed to a Consultant post with this interest in 2009. Overall, I have 20 years’ experience looking after children and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
I also have sat on several committees with the BMA and RCPCH.
I am currently semi-retired but I am delighted to be able to continue my interest in Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis and to help establish a new Adult Service for the growing population of patients with Cystic Fibrosis in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
I live in South Cumbria and enjoy walking, gardening and music.