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MB ChB Birmingham 1976. Joint Committee Certificate of Post Graduate Training in General Practice 1981. 

  • Qualified as a doctor in 1976 at Birmingham University.
  • House Officer in surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and in Medicine at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich.
  • Senior House Officer in Psychiatry at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, during travels to the Far East and Australia. During this time also spent six months in the theatre world as an actor with the Perth National Theatre.
  • On return to England spent a year in General Practice in Wimbledon.
  • Senior House Officer at Westminster Hospital in Gynaecology.
  • Resident Medical Officer at the Cromwell Hospital in 1981/2.
  • Private practice commenced in 1983.
  • Honorary Council member and Editor of the Independent Doctors Federation newsletters since its inception in 1988 until 2018. The IDF is a group of private doctors involved in the promotion of independent healthcare and postgraduate education.
  • Originator and associate producer of the Emmy award winning BBC2 documentaries the 'Stephen Fry - the Secret Life of a Manic Depressive' and co-author of the Penguin publication 'You don't have to be Famous to have Manic Depression - the A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health'.
  • In addition to General Practice special interests include psychological medicine such as anxiety, depression, manic depression (bipolar illness) and sleep disorders.

Interests outside medicine:

  • The Arts: painting in oils.
  • Member of the London Sketch Club and the Chelsea Arts Club.
  • Piano with both classical and more contemporary song repertoire.
  • Theatre and film-making (course at Panico led to TV documentary).
  • Sport-keen tennis player (Member of The Hurlingham Club).