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Our team of trusted health authors

All our content is written by our team of experienced authors and expert clinicians, is peer reviewed by our clinical content team, and follows the NHS Standard for Creating Health Content and Patient's editorial policy.

Abi Millar

Abi Millar

BA (Hons), MA

Freelance Journalist

Abi is a freelance journalist with a special interest in health and medicine writing.

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Aditi Rajgopal

Dr Adrian Bonsall

Dr Adrian Bonsall, MBBS

MA (Chemistry), MBBS (Hons), DCH

Medical Author

Since 2000 Adrian has been employed in emergency and critical care paediatrics based in Sydney, with particular interests in toxicology, trauma and resuscitation.

Allie Anderson

Allie Anderson

NCTJ

Freelance Journalist

Allie Anderson is an NCTJ-qualified journalist with many years of experience writing and editing for a range of publishers.

Amberley Davis

Amberley Davis

BA (Hons), CPD

Senior writer

Amberley is a senior writer with Patient and has written extensively on a range of health and wellbeing topics.

Dr Anjali Mahto

Dr Anjali Mahto, MRCP (Derm)

MBBCh BSc MRCP (Derm)

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Anjali Mahto is a London trained consultant dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible.

Dr Anjum Gandhi

Dr Anjum Gandhi

MBBS, MD, MRCP, FRCPCH

Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Author

Dr. Anjum Gandhi has over 25 years of clinical, teaching and research experience in paediatrics and is a Consultant Paediatrician.

Dr Anna Cantlay

Dr Anna Cantlay, MRCGP

BMBS, BMedSci, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, DOCCMED

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Anna Cantlay is an experienced NHS and private GP based in London.

Annabel Kibble

Annabel Kibble

ANutr

Nutritionist

Annabel is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition.

Ashwin Bhandari

Ashwin Bhandari

Ashwin was the Social Media & PR Executive at Patient.

British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) is the professional body for Plastic Surgeons in the UK.

Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dr Carrie Ruxton, PhD, Child Nutrition

PhD, Child Nutrition

Dietitian and Health Writer

Dr Carrie Ruxton qualified as a Dietitian at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, before gaining a PhD in Child Nutrition.

Professor Cathy Jackson

Prof Cathy Jackson, MRCGP

BSc (Hons) Physiology, MB, ChB, MRCGP, MD

Medical Author

Professor Cathy Jackson graduated from Manchester Medical School having gained a first-class honours degree in physiology along the way.

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Dr Claudia Berty, MRCGP

Dr Colin Tidy

Dr Colin Tidy, MRCGP

MBBS, MRCGP, MRCP (Paediatrics), DCH

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Colin Tidy is an NHS GP, based in Oxfordshire.

Danny Buckland

Danny Buckland

Freelance Journalist

Danny Buckland is an award-winning health journalist who writes for national newspapers, medical magazines and health websites.

Dr Dawn Harper

Dr Dawn Harper, MRCGP

General Practitioner, Media Doctor

TV's Dr Dawn has been an NHS GP for 23 years. She has been working as a media doctor for over twelve years.

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Dr Doug McKechnie, MRCGP

MA, MBBS, MSc, DRCOG, MRCP(UK), MRCGP(2021), FHEA

Medical Writer

Dr Doug McKechnie is an NHS GP working in London. He works full-time clinically and is also the Deputy Lead for the Clinical and Professional Practice module at University College London Medical School.

Dr Ellie Cannon

Dr Ellie Cannon, MRCGP

General Practitioner, Media Doctor

Dr Ellie Cannon is the resident GP for the Mail on Sunday and Mailonline and is well known as the on-screen GP for Sky News Sunrise and Channel 5.

Ellie Silkstone

Ellie Silkstone

Recipe Developer

As a lifelong food fanatic, Ellie is a big believer that having special dietary requirements shouldn't mean boring meals.

Emily Bashforth

Emily Jane Bashforth

Feature Writer

Emily is a Feature Writer with Patient, writing articles on a variety of topics relating to health and well-being.

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Dr Gabrielle Macaulay, MBBS

Dr Gabi is passionate about creating a safe space for women to access individualised, integrity based healthcare.

Gemma Grange

Gemma Grange

BA (Hons), MA

Gemma joined Patient in 2017 as their Content Producer and now works for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.

Georgia Gallant

Georgia Gallant

BA (Hons), MA

Georgia graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) in Scriptwriting for Film and Television and an MA in Literary Media.

Gillian Harvey

Gillian Harvey

BA (Hons) English

Freelance Writer

Gillian is a freelance writer and columnist for a variety of national newspapers and magazines.

Ginny Weeks

Ginny Weeks

Freelance Journalist

Ginny Weeks is a freelance copywriter, lifestyle editor and consultant with over 10 years experience working across many different platforms.

Dr Gurvinder Rull

Dr Gurvinder Rull, MBBS

BSC (Hons), MBBS, FRCP, MA (Medical Ethics)

Medical Author, Consultant: Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and General Internal Medicine

Dr Gurvinder Rull qualified in 2000, joining EMIS’s content authoring team (now Patient.info) in 2007.

Dr Hannah Gronow

Dr Hannah Gronow, MBACP

MB, ChB

General Practitioner

Hannah qualified as a GP in 1997. She joined EMIS (Patient) as a peer reviewer in August 2006.

Dr Hayley Willacy

Dr Hayley Willacy, FRCGP

MBChB (1992), DRCOG, DFFP, MRCOG (Part 1) MRCGP (2007), DFSRH (2013), MSc - medical education (2020)

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Hayley Willacy was an NHS GP working in northwest England, who retired from clinical practice in 2022 after 30 years. 

Dr Helen Huins

Dr Helen Huins, MRCGP

MB, BS, Lond, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, JCPTGP, DFFP

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Helen qualified at Guy’s Hospital in 1989 and left London in 1990 to settle in the countryside.

Dr Hilary Jones

Dr Hilary Jones

General Practitioner, Broadcaster

Dr Hilary Jones, GP, author and medical broadcaster, qualified at the Royal Free Hospital in 1976.

Dr Ian Wood

Dr Ian Wood, MRCGP

Dr Ian Wood is an active NHS GP and a Clinical Director at EMIS

Dr Jacqueline Payne

Dr Jacqueline Payne, FRCGP

MB, BS, DFFP, DRCOG, FRCGP

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Jacqueline was a GP in Kendal, Cumbria for 25 years, where she trained young GPs for the RCGP and was an Instructing Doctor for the FSRH.

Dr Jan Sambrook

Dr Jan Sambrook, MRCGP

MBChB, MRCGP

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Jan Sambrook qualified from the University of Sheffield in 1992.

Dr Jennifer Kelly

Dr Jennifer Kelly, MRCGP

MBChB

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Jennifer Kelly is a GP and medical author for Patient.info.

Dr Jessica Garner

Dr Jessica Garner, MRCGP

General Practitioner

Dr Jessica Garner is a GP and health writer and graduated from Medical School in 2002.

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Dr Jo Seale

Joelle O'Neill

Joelle O'Neill

Dietitian

Joelle O'Neill is a registered Dietician based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Dr John Cox

Dr John Cox, MRCGP

MA, MB, B Chir, DCH, DRCOG, MRCP (UK), MRCGP

Dr John Cox worked as a Medical Registrar in the UK and New Zealand and as a locum Physician in New Zealand.

Julian Turner

Julian Turner

Freelance Journalist

Julian Turner is a freelance journalist and Editor of Compelo Energy.

Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon

NCTJ

Freelance Journalist

Karen is an NCTJ-qualified freelance journalist with a special interest in health.

Karine Patel

Karine Patel, RD

RD, MSc

Dietitian and Director

Karine is a dietitian and the founder of Dietitian fit & co, a private dietitian company located across England.

Kerry Taylor-Smith

Kerry Taylor-Smith

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

Freelance journalist

Kerry has been a freelance writer, editor and proofreader since 2016; she specialises in science and health-related topics.

Dr Krishna Vakharia

Dr Krishna Vakharia, MRCGP

MBChB, MRCGP(2013), BMedSci (hons), DFSRH, DRCOG, PGDipDerm (Distn)

Chief Medical Officer - Health, EMIS

Dr Krishna Vakharia, is an NHS GP working in the northeast England. She is also a regular examiner for the postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology at Cardiff University as well as being the Chief Medical Officer for health at EMIS with clinical oversight for Patient.

Dr Laurence Knott

Dr Laurence Knott

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, MBBS

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Laurence Knott qualified in 1973 and has had extensive experience as a General Practitioner.

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Lawrence Higgins

BSc, Post Graduate Diploma

Managing editor

As managing editor of Patient.info Lawrence looks after all of our features and is a member of the Guild of Health Writers.

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Léa Surugue

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Professor Lesley Regan

Prof Lesley Regan, FRCOG

MD, DSc, FRCOG, FACOG

Past President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professor Lesley Regan is the Womens’ Health Ambassador for England and was President of the RCOG 2016 to 2019.

Lily Sabri

Lilly Sabri

BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHPC, MAACP, MACSPM

Physiotherapist, Personal Trainer

Lilly Sabri is a chartered Physiotherapist, APPI pilates instructor, fitness, health and lifestyle influencer and founder of #LeanWithLilly.

Dr Louise Newson

Dr Louise Newson, MRCGP

BSc (Hons) Pathology, MB, ChB (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP, DFFP, FRCGP

Louise qualified from Manchester University in 1994 and is a GP and menopause expert in Solihull, West Midlands.

Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

BA MA MSc

Feature writer

Lydia Smith is an award-winning journalist and feature writer who has written extensively on women's health and mental health. She is currently studying for an MSc in psychology.

Dr Mary Lowth

Dr Mary Elisabeth Lowth, FRCGP

MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, DFFP, DRCOG, PG Cert, Med Ed, FRCGP, MA (London)

Dr Mary Lowth was a Suffolk GP for 20 years, specialising in paediatrics and child protection, and later in documentation of torture.

Dr Mary Harding

Dr Mary Harding, MRCGP

BA, MA, MB, BChir, MRCGP, DFFP

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Mary Harding qualified from Cambridge University medical school in 1989.

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Matt Binny

Dr Max Pemberton

Dr Max Pemberton, MRCPsych

Psychiatrist and media doctor

Max Pemberton is a doctor, journalist and writer. He is based in London and works in mental health.

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart, MRPharmS

BPharm (Hons), MRPharmS

Medicine Leaflet Review Manager – Contractor, Pharmacist

Michael is a community pharmacist practicing in the Midlands and South Yorkshire with more than 20 years’ experience advising on medicines and medical conditions. He has a strong background in healthcare training, having produced and delivered training courses for pharmacy teams and staff of residential care settings, including nurses. He has also contributed to pharmacy advisory boards for the management of low acuity conditions in the community.

Dr Michelle Wright

Dr Michelle Wright, MRCGP

MB, ChB, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Michelle Wright qualified in 1997 in the UK and worked as a GP in London before moving to Switzerland. She has been an author with EMIS since 2007.

Milly Evans

Milly Evans

Milly Evans was the Editorial Manager at Patient.

Natalie Healey

Natalie Healey

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Freelance journalist

She is a London-based health journalist who has been writing about science and medicine for several years. She is the former head of editorial at Patient.

Dr Nick Imm

Dr Nick Imm, MRCGP

BM, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, DTMH

Surgeon Commander, Medical Author

Nick Imm qualified in 1993 and joined EMIS as a clinical author for Patient.info in 2013.

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Noella Pio Kivlehan

Dr Nsisong Asanga

Dr Nsisong Asanga, MPH

Dr Nsisong Asanga is a physician, editor and writer. Her work has appeared in WebMD, Amerisleep, VeryWell Health and other places. She tweets @Ncbassey.

Dr Oliver Starr

Dr Oliver Starr, MRCGP

MBChB, BMedSc, MRCS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Oliver Starr is a general practitioner in Hertfordshire and an undergraduate tutor at University College Medical School.

Dr Partha Kar

Dr Partha Kar, FRCP

MBBS, MD, FRCP

Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Partha Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008.

Priya Tew

Priya Tew

Dietitian

Priya is an award-winning dietitian with over 10 years of experience.

Dr Richard Draper

Dr Richard Draper, MRCGP

MB, ChB, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, DA (UK)

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Richard Draper qualified in 1981 and has worked 24 years in general practice, currently as a GP partner, Oxshott Medical Practice, Oxshott Surrey.

Dr Roger Henderson

Dr Roger Henderson, MBBS

MBBS, LMSSA

General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Roger Henderson qualified as a GP in 1985 and has authored for EMIS since early 2013.

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Dr Rosalyn Adleman, MRCGP

Dr Rosalyn Adleman, is an NHS GP working in north London.

Rose Constantine-Smith

Rose Constantine Smith

BSc (Hons), ANutr

Nutritionist

Rose has authored for several publications including The Healthy Food Guide and is a Nutrition and Wellbeing Manager for The Good Eating Co.

Rose Butcher

Rose Butcher

Feature Writer

Rose is a Feature Writer with Patient, covering a variety of topics about mental health, ADHD and well-being.

Dr Rosemary Leonard

Dr Rosemary Leonard MBE, MRCGP

MA, MB, BChir, MRCGP, DRCOG

General Practitioner and Medical Journalist

Rosemary qualified with double first class honours from Cambridge University, and after training in sexual health, obstetrics and gynaecology became a GP.

Ross Davies

Ross Davies

Freelance Journalist

Ross Davies is a freelance journalist.

Rowanna Watson

Rowanna Watson

Vegan Health Coach, Author

Rowanna Watson (AKA The Vegan Health Coach) is a Certified Holistic Health Coach.

Sally Turner

Sally Turner

Freelance Journalist

Sally Turner is a writer and broadcaster specialising in sexual health and women’s issues.

Sara Lindberg

Sara Lindberg

BSc (Hons), MSc

Senior Writer

Sara Lindberg is a freelance health, fitness, and wellness writer.

Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, FRCGP

MA (Cantab), BM, BCh (Oxon), DRCOG, FRCGP, MBE

Clinical Consultant

After training in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE became a GP.

Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham

MA, Newspaper, Journalism

Freelance health journalist

Sarah Graham is an award-winning freelance health journalist, and founder of the feminist women's health blog Hysterical Women.

Sarika Mongia

Sarika Mongia

RD, PGDip

Dietitian, weight management specialist

Sarika is a registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience and specialises in weight management and diabetes.

Dr Suchita Shah

Dr Suchita Shah, MRCGP

MRCGP, MPH, MA (Cantab), MPhil, BMBch (Oxon), DCH, DFSRH, DRCOG

General Practitioner and Public Health Specialist

Dr Suchita Shah is a GP, Population & Global Health specialist, writer, editor, and medical educator.

Professor Swaran Singh

Prof Swaran Singh, FRCPsych

MD, FRCPsych, DM

Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, University of Warwick

Swaran Singh is Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at Warwick Medical School.

Dr Toni Hazel

Dr Toni Hazell

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, DFSRH, Dip GU med, DRCOG, DCH (London, UK, 2000)

Dr. Toni Hazell qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and did her VTS at Northwick Park Hospital.

Torie True

Torie True

BEd (Hons) History

Recipe Developer

In 2009, after the birth of her second child, Torie True left the city and set up her food blog focusing on home cooking with herbs and spices.

Val Stones

Val Stones

Baker, Recipe Developer

Val competed on the Great British Bake Off in 2016 and quickly won the hearts of the nation with her homely bakes.

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Victoria Raw

BA (Hons), English Literature

Feature Writer

Victoria is a content writer with Patient whose special interests focus on mental wellbeing, societal trends and the impact of technology on our health.

Dr Yassir Javaid

Dr Yassir Javaid, MRCGP

MBBChir, MA, MRCP, MRCGP, DRCOG, DipCard

Cardiovascular lead Nene CCG, Primary Care Cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Clinical Network

Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton.

Dr Zoe Williams

Dr Zoe Williams, MRCGP

Media GP

Zoe Williams graduated from Medical school in 2007 and currently practices as an NHS GP in London.