Bernie is a (just) 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 returned to General Practice on a part time basis. She attempted to retire in 2020 but was pulled back becasue of teh pandemic. 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.