Dr John Thorpe has been a consultant neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and Peterborough City Hospital since 1999. He studied medicine in Oxford and London and trained in neurology at St Thomas’ and the Royal Free Hospitals and the National Hospital, Queen Square.  His MD research was carried out in the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square in MRI applications to the study of MS and related disorders.  He set up the MS disease modifying service at Addenbrooke’s and has been involved in its running since inception.