Left school in 1969 bound for UCL London where I read preclinical medical studies and intercalated BSc in pharmacology. After that went straight into Westminster Hospital in 1972 for clinical training. Four years later I qualified as doctor, and married Judith, who was a staff nurse, at the same hospital.
Thereafter, as a Senior House Officer had various specialities then became a GP Registrar, in Cirencester. in 1980. Took on role of full time GP in a rural practice near Saffron Walden later that same year.
Eighteen years later I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and in 2001, aged 50, I retired and two years later we moved to Newton Ferrers.
I have two children, now in their thirties, and one grandchild - soon to be two. I have a great many interests, the main one being sailing