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Dr Roger Henderson


Dr Roger Henderson was born in 1960 and raised inWhitehaven,Cumbria. He qualified as a doctor from St Bartholomew’s Hospital,Londonin 1985 and as a general practitioner in 1990.


He decided to enter the media world in 1995, and within 2 years was the medical columnist of the Sunday Times. He has since written regular columns and articles for all the national newspapers as well as many magazines, and is one of the UKs most popular and respected media medics.


His books – ‘Stress Beaters; 100 Proven Ways to Manage Stress’, ‘100 ways to live to 100’ and ‘Over 50 Men’s Health Check’ have all been serialized in the national press. At the end of 2011 his books ‘Pregnancy for Dummies’ and ‘Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy for Dummies’, were released to critical acclaim. He is also writing his first novel, based in the world of art fraud.

He is also a popular lecturer and after-dinner motivational speaker on a wide range of health-related topics and his medical responsibilities include being the senior partner of a six doctor general practice in Shropshire, running a main surgery and two busy branch surgeries, and teaching both medical students and GP registrars. He sits on a number of health advisory boards both in the UKand globally.

He is a member of the Guild of Health Writers and is a Regional Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Married to a doctor, and with three teenage children, his spare time is spent thinking about how nice it would be to have some spare time.

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