Graduated from Nottingham Medical School in 1986. Worked in Nottingham and Derby before joining the Derby Vocational Training Scheme. Following Membership in 1991, she joined the Jessop Medical Practice in Ripley, Derbyshire as a Partner and also worked as an appraiser and a clinical assistant in diabetes in Derby Royal Infirmary. She completed a post graduate certificate in diabetes in 2002. She moved to Lincolnshire in 2004 where she worked as an appraiser, as a GP with a special interest in diabetes and a long-term locum at Sleaford Medical Group before becoming a Partner there in 2006 until August 2013. She was mentor to the Nurse Practitioner and was GP tutor to final year medical students at the University of Nottingham Medical School. Clinically her interests include mental health, diabetes and palliative care but considers herself and enjoys being a generalist.