BM, BS, DCH, MRCGP Nottingham 1987

After graduating from Nottingham University in 1987, I underwent further training in a variety of hospital posts both in this country and Australia.

I returned to Nottingham to complete my general practice training, and in 1993, after the death of Dr Tom Connors, I joined the Long Clawson Medical Practice partnership.

In an age where medicine is becoming ever more complicated and specialised, I believe that general practice has a vital role in treating the whole patient not just the disease.

Whilst treasuring the role of the generalist, my additional interests and responsibilities include medical politics, prescribing and therapeutics, drug misuse, emergency care, respiratory medicine and minor surgery.

I live locally at Eastwell with my GP wife, 2 daughters and a small menagerie.

MB, BS, DRCOG. London 1984

I qualified in 1984, from the Royal Free Hospital School in London, and I completed my GP training in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Shortly after that I met and married my husband, who is an American. We have spent a total of 11 years in the United States in two stretches. Between these periods I worked as a general practitioner in Stevenage.

We moved back to the United Kingdom in 2006, and I have been working part time at Long Clawson since November 2006.

I am a true generalist. I relish the variety of general practice but, as a female GP, I tend to do a lot of work in women's health, paediatrics and family planning.

Dr Rathbone qualified from Sheffield Medical School in 1991. He did postgraduate training in Sheffield, London and Nottingham. He became a Member to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1996 on the completion of postgraduate training. He has worked in the Vale of Belvoir since 1996 and joined Long Clawson Medical Practice in 1999.

As well as being a full-time GP he is involved in medical student education and has worked as an Advanced Life Support Instructor for the Heart disease (heart attacks, angina)

  • Hypertension (raised blood pressure)
  • Minor surgery
  • Contraception, including fitting intrauterine devices ('coils')
  • Acupuncture

I qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1985 and moved to Melton in 1988 to complete my general practice training. Since then I have worked in South Lincolnshire, the Vale and the last 20 years at Latham House in Melton Mowbray. I joined the team here in May 2016.

In addition to general practice, my interests in medicine have included emergency care, I was an active BASICS member in the area until 2000, care of elderly, clinical assistance on the ward at Melton and also rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine, and have been a GP clinical assistant in the rheumatology clinic at Melton since 1996.

I qualified in 1997 from Edinburgh University. Within my degree I completed a Pharmacology BSc and I also spent a year in Georgia, USA running middle distance on the Collegiate Circuit. After I qualified, I worked in A&E at The Royal Free Hospital in London then spent a year abroad with the Army, after which I joined the TA for 5 years. I then joined a Medical rotation in Derriford, Plymouth in order to gain Membership of the Royal College of Physicians. I briefly did some Anaesthetics whilst I completed a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Nottingham University. It was after this that it became clear that General Practice would be the route for me and I have now been qualified as a GP for 5 years.

My particular medical interests are Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rheumatology and Minor surgery but I enjoy the whole mix of General Practice and the challenge it brings. My other interests include running, horse-riding and looking after our 3 children and alpaca herd.

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