I qualified from The University of Leeds Medical School in 1995, did junior medical training in Yorkshire until 1999 and then moved to the North East for specialist registrar training in diabetes and endocrinology 1999-2006. This included 3 years in full time research, studying basal insulin therapies in Type 1 diabetes for an MD degree. In 2006 I was appointed a Consultant in The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. I have devoted the majority of my time to developing a multidisciplinary-led diabetes foot service in Teesside, which has resulted in a significant reduction in leg amputation in the area. I have performed research in diabetic foot disease. I also run a joint surgical endocrine service to review medical or surgical options for treatment of endocrine diseases.