Dr Colin Tidy

Dr Colin Tidy

MBBS, MRCGP, MRCP, DCH

Dr Colin Tidy qualified as a doctor in 1983 and he has been writing for Patient since 2004. Dr Tidy has 25 years’ experience as a General Practitioner. He now works as a GP in Oxfordshire, with a special interest in teaching doctors and nurses, as well as medical students.  In addition to writing many leaflets and articles for Patient, Dr Tidy has also contributed to medical journals and written a number of educational articles for General Practitioner magazines.

Recent articles

Indigestion Medication Health Information

Many people use indigestion medicines, usually just occasionally but sometimes more regularly. The same medicines can be used to treat more serious medical conditions …

Steroids Health Information

Steroid medicines are used for many different medical conditions. They can be given as creams/ointments (eg, for eczema or dermatitis), as a nasal spray (eg, for hay …

Epilepsy and Contraception Health Information

It's best to seek advice from a doctor or epilepsy nurse when you are planning to start using contraception or when considering starting a family. Some anti-epilepsy …

Peak Flow Diary

Peak Flow Diary Resource

This leaflet is designed to be printed out for people to record their peak flow reading.  To take a peak flow …

Child Sepsis Safety Net Health Information

If your child's condition has changed since they last saw a doctor, this leaflet will help you decide if they need further healthcare or assessment. This leaflet has …