Following a zoology degree at Durham University Ben qualified in medicine at Kings College London in 1993. He worked in London, Lincoln and Nottingham, training in geriatric and general (internal) medicine, taking up his consultant post at Derby in 2004. For ten years Ben led the development of acute medical services, introducing consultant led front door assessment and ambulatory care services from 2006. He now works in community geriatrics and as Divisional Medical Director for Integrated Care. Ben has over six years of Board level experience with the Mansfield & Ashfield and Newark & Sherwood CCG Governing Body as their secondary care doctor and in August 2013 was appointed to the East Midlands Clinical Senate Council.