I am a retired consultant orthopaedic surgeon. I qualified from Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1968 and did my orthopaedic training in Bristol, Exeter, Truro and Montreal. I practiced in East Kent from 1983 until 2005, including time as Chairman of the Medical Staff Committee and Clinical Director of Trauma and Orthopaedics. I developed a special interest in foot and ankle surgery and I was President of the British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society 2000-2001.
At the Royal Society of Medicine I was President of the Orthopaedic Section 2004-2005 and then vice Chairman and Chairman of the Academic Board 2005-2010, during which time I served on the Council of the Society. I remain a Council member of the Sections of Orthopaedics and the History of Medicine.
I am Chairman of the Board of East Kent Medical Services Limited, which provides private medical services in East Kent. I am a Governor of the Expert Witness Institute and Archivist of the British Orthopaedic Association. I have recently become an Assessor for the Membership Governance Programme at the Medical Protection Society and I am currently President of the Hunterian Society.