College of Medicine and Apothecary
Born in Malta in 1959; educated to University level there and completed medical studies at the University of Birmingham in 1981. Completed higher training in General Practice in 1986 and joined the then named Dollar Street Practice in September of that year. Professional career has included 32 years as a GP, 27 years as a GP Trainer, 25 years working in ante-natal obstetrics as well as work in cardiology, dermatology, general and old age medicine, and accident and emergency medicine at Cirencester hospital; additional work includes pilgrimage medicine with the Order of Malta, occupational health general practice for three local companies and, for the past 5 years, as an apothecary to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Married to Sarah Jane (nee` Gutsell), a retired GP and specialist doctor in sexual health, we have three grown up children; our daughter Catherine, (an RGN in Oxford), and her team were shortlisted for the Nursing Times award last year, so I was delighted to be asked to join the panel of judges. Hobbies include gardening, history, (in particular 12th-19th century European), numismatics and spending time with the family.