Dr Stainer completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate GP training in Bristol. He developed a particular interest in minor surgical procedures following a year in Queensland, Australia in the early 1990s. He provides a vasectomy service and performs minor skin surgery at the practice. He has a long-standing interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine having studied at Loughborough University prior to his medical degree. He completed the Bath University post graduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2003.