Bernie is a retired medical doctor who has worked in a variety of medical disciplines. She trained as a General Practitioner and worked in Prison Medicine, becoming Clinical Director for Prison Medicine in Worcestershire where she was responsible for the prison medical services at 3 large prisons.
She left that full time role in the spring of 2013, and did a series of roles before returning to General Practice on a part time basis. She attempted to retire in 2020 but was pulled back becasue of the pandemic, working with the telephone advice service to assist those who contracted Covid. She has now fully retired as GP and works as a volunteer with Freedom from Torture to assist people who have suffered torture in other countries and are seeking asylum in the UK.
Bernie runs, skis to a high standard (terrifying her husband) and cycles.