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Dr Michael Knapton
Non-executive Director

Mike combines a high-profile portfolio of board-level positions with clinical practice – he is a leading general practitioner in Cambridge and associate medical director of the British Heart Foundation. 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 PEC chairman and by 2005 was appointed medical director of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust.

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 Genetic Alliance UK, a national charity of over 150 patient organisations supporting people affected by genetic conditions.