I believe that to optimise our health and wellbeing we need to view healthcare through a broader lense. Having undertaken postgraduate studies in Sports & Exercise Medicine (and attended courses on expedition medicine) I have come to understand that the biomedical model whilst very useful does not address all our health needs in the most efficient or effective way. With this in mind I have developed a model called “The Human Five” (…it’s not revolutionary, and actually pretty simple! – see ‘my files’ for a simple PDF of the concept)…..it aims to be a universal health and wellbeing model, and very versatile – for example a consultation tool, a framework for managing long term health, or a tool to help optimise provider or individual performance, and inter-organisation collaboration. If you have any ideas or thoughts on any of this, or have similar interests, then I would love to hear from you.
I am married and have a young family. I live between Bath, Bristol and Wells. My non-work interests are running, sailing and general adventure/exploring.
1998-2003 Medical School in Leeds
2003-2007 PRHO and the GP VTS years in Yorkshire
2008-2009 GP in Yorkshire. Also post grad studies in Teaching and Organisational Behaviour and Managing Change.
2009-present GP partner in Wells Health Centre, Somerset
2010-2015 Post grad studies in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Bath Uni