Mark spent 5 years in a variety of hospital specialties before becoming a GP in Stroud in 1990 where, despite his varied commitments, he remains in clinical practice at his busy NHS surgery . Mark, 42, is a keen runner and tennis player, and lives on an old farm in the Cotswolds with his wife Ros and their two teenage daughters.
He was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to medicine.
Mark is one of the most experienced members of the UK’s medical media elite. Since joining the BBC in 1992, he has worked on all the corporation’s various media. He presents Case Notes on Radio 4, was Health Editor at the Radio Times for 10 years and has been a regular on television, including 3 years presenting BBC 1′s flagship consumer health programmer Watchdog Healthcheck.
He is also a prolific writer and currently has columns in the London Evening Standard, Closer and Sainsbury’s Magazine.