Dr Fernie is Senior Medical Reviewer for Scotland and was previously Senior Medico-Legal Adviser at the Medical Protection Society, Edinburgh. He is the National Clinical Lead for the Co-ordinating Network Board for Forensic and Healthcare Services in Scotland and still works as a forensic physician for Police Scotland. In addition, George is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Past Chair of the BMA Forensic Medicine Committee and Immediate Past-President of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine where he was the inaugural Registrar.
He is also an examiner for both the Society of Apothecaries for the Diploma of Forensic Medical Sciences and the MFFLM.
As well as having lectured nationally and internationally on medical law, he has contributed to a number of standard texts on this subject and advised the Scottish and UK governments on a variety of forensic issues.