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Craig has the perfect work/life balance in “unique” Cumbria

Published on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Categorised under: Work , Cumbria, NHS, Stay

Dr Craig Melrose, 44, GP and Associate Medical Director for Community Services for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), lives in Wetheral, a village just outside Carlisle.

Craig, who grew up in Carlisle, has worked as a GP in Cumbria for 17 years. After developing a varied career with CPFT, NHS England and Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC), Craig is keen to introduce other medics to his “unique” home county.


Craig has a good work/ life balance, which allows him to spend plenty of time outdoors in the countryside.

“I love being outside in the fresh air,” he said. “I enjoy walking, jogging, cycling and sailing.

“The fells are open to everyone and they’re free! You can get lots of exercise without a treadmill in sight.

“There’s a life outside the outdoor stuff as well. There’s arts and culture and plenty of great places to eat and drink.

“You can build a great social life with the people you get to know.

“Cumbria has so much going for it.”

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