Ian graduated from Manchester
University in 1994 with a 2:1 honours degree and returned to the Island in 1997 to manage the family business after working in Manchester Royal Infirmary. After two years of further study, he completed a clinical diploma in
December 2002. This involved distance learning, study weekends and a three month placement in Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale. In 2006 Ian completed a prescribing course at Leeds University and became the Island's first Prescribing Pharmacist. He currently looks after a number of hypertensive and asthmatic patients and runs minor ailments and sports injury clinics.