After qualifying in 1984 from Kings College Hospital, London I moved to Kent where I trained as a General Practitioner. This included two years in paediatrics, as well as acute medicine and surgery. I then worked as a GP in a busy General Practice in the Medway Towns in North Kent for 17 years.  I am primarily a medical generalist but have a special interest in paediatrics and general medicine. I prefer to work in English which is my mother tongue, but I also speak Dutch.