Dr Ian Wheatley qualified at Leicester University Medical School in 1990. He worked on the Peterborough Vocational Training Scheme and in 1996 became a partner at Hereward Group Practice in Bourne.
He has a special interest in muscoloskeletal medicine, having spent time working as a clinical assistant in rheumatology and completing the Diploma in Primary Care Rheumatology. He spent several years offering a GP with special interest in rheumatology service.
He became senior partner at Hereward Group Practice in 2017. He sat on the governing body of South Lincolnshire CCG until the end of 2018.