Member - Care & Welfare Committee
I have been a full time General Practitioner in Horsham for the last 29 years at Park Surgery. I was also Senior Partner until January 2017 when I reduced my duties changing to becoming a part-time partner.
I was born in Horsham and spent most of my life in Sussex, growing up in Brighton, then attending medical school at Guy’s Hospital London qualifying in 1985. I was school medical officer at Christ’s Hospital School, a large local boarding school, for many years as part of my work as a GP locally.
I was a local representative doctor at the local CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and a shadow Governor at the local hospital trust (SASH) in 2015-16. I hold a certificate in medical adult education allowing me to become a trainer for many years, training General practitioner registrars to become fully accomplished and accredited GPs, and also held the post of Academic Mentor in West Sussex, teaching established GPs to pass the PgCert in medical education. In order to maintain full accreditation as a practising GP I have been regularly appraised and revalidated and this includes up-to-date training in CPR, safeguarding, and the whole GP curriculum.
In my own time I spent many years cycling, more recently I have a camper van and go camping. I think helping children to have the best experience in education and reach their own personal potential regardless of their individual personal strengths and weaknesses is challenging and fulfilling. I have been fortunate to have three children who are now at undergraduate or postgraduate level and continue to encourage life-long learning and wellbeing.