Dr Helen Black was brought up in Edinburgh and attended Edinburgh University. She spent some time during her training in Newfoundland and Ontario before returning to Edinburgh for her finals. After graduating in 1990 she worked for three years as a junior doctor in central Scotland and Fife before working as a GP registrar in a busy North Edinburgh practice. Helen was awarded the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1993. She joined Bunbury Medical Practice in 1995 and became the Senior Partner in 2008.