Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.


Medical Education

I graduated from Christ Church in 1990 and then trained as a GP. Soon afterwards I began teaching medical students at Bristol Medical School.  Gradually over the last 20 years teaching has become a bigger part of my working life. I started by teaching students at my GP surgery then became a communications skills tutor. After a while I took on the running of the main course in primary care for undergraduate students. The lecture notes from this course formed the basis of a new textbook, Essential Primary Care that I wrote with colleagues. For 5 years I was Head of Teaching for Primary Care and also Director of Assessments for the Medical School. Two years ago I became Director of the MB Ch Programme, with responsibility for over 1000 medical students. I am still a GP partner in Bristol and enjoy seeing my patients many of whom I have known for a very long time. Every day at my GP surgery brings a variety of new challenges that test my knowledge of the whole breadth of medicine. At the University my greatest joy is seeing another 250 newly qualified doctors every year who I have got to know and teach. I hope that that some of them may be able to look after me and my family when I am older.