Dr Rae is qualified both as a doctor and a dental surgeon. After extensive hospital experience he entered general practice. He served for 10 years on an NHS committee Investigating complaints against the GPs. He was also claims adviser to a national insurance company and assumed responsibility for training their staff in essential medical matters. He was founder and Managing Director of Medical Evidence Ltd, acting as expert witness for both claimants and defendants doctors in more than 500 cases of medical negligence claims.