After 30 years in General Practice in NW London, I recently retired and am now working part time for Health Education NW London, setting up and supporting Education Networks in Primary Care.

For ten years I was GPSI for Older People, working firstly on whole system service change and development, and latterly also admitting step up patients to a local community hospital. I am also an examiner for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM), which includes geriatricians, psychogeriatricians and GPs.

As an Educator, I taught undergraduates consultations skills in the consulting room and the department. I then switched to CPD as a GP Tutor, helping to set up and support GP Appraisal.

I was also involved in the recommissioning of the local Memory Service, and co-led a series of educational sessions on Dementia for GPs.

I am Chair of my local AgeUK branch, and more recently have become involved in Community Action for Dementia in Brent, and an old charity (Royal Surgical Aid Society) that is reinventing itself to research better support for carers of people living with dementia.

Dr Tony Burch