Mike holds an MA in physiology from the University of Cambridge, a bachelor of medicine & bachelor of surgery (MB BChir) and is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Mike’s career began at Cambridge University Hospitals, volunteering at Old Addenbrookes site in 1977, as a clinical student in 1980 and a junior doctor at Cambridge University Hospitals from 1982 to 1986, moving into local general practice as GP principal in 1987 at the surgery in Harston. He has also worked at Addenbrooke’s as GP tutor, as well as a spell as cardiology assistant at from 1997 to 2003.
He joined Cambridge City Primary Care Group 1999 as Professional Executive Committee chairman and by 2005 was appointed medical director of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust.
He was associate medical director of the British Heart Foundation from 2006 until 2017.
Mike’s additional roles include treasurer roles for Cambridge Medical Society, and past Chairman of the East Anglian Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is also a trustee for Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.