Retired from full time GP with a background of psychology, banking and computers before medicine.
Now doing locum work. I can comment on all areas of medicine and try to inject humour wherever possible. Married, grown up children. Interests other than explaining medicine, include theatre, travel, walking.
Author of several books about medicine for the lay public including Penguin Book of Symptoms; Hamlyn Family Health Encyclopaedia; How to Stay Healthy (Bloomsbury). Many articles, often with a humourous bent. I have advised journalists and have written/edited material for the NHS Choices website. Some radio work (BBC2, 3 Counties Radio). Ex-chairman of the Medical Writers’ Group of the Society of Authors.