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. He has worked extensive experience in medico-legal work and was GP expert witness of the year in 2016.

Recent articles

Oral Allergy Syndrome Health Information

Oral allergy syndrome causes symptoms around the mouth that are triggered by certain foods. It is associated with other conditions caused by plant allergies, such as …

Discoid Lupus Health Information

Discoid lupus is a rare skin condition but it is very long-lasting. It is usually sensitive to sunlight and causes scarring when the lesions heal. What is discoid …

Auditory Processing Disorder Health Information

Auditory processing disorder is usually first noticed in young children. It seems as though the child has a hearing problem but usually their hearing is normal. What …

Kidney Transplant Health Information

The most effective long-term treatment for kidney failure is a kidney transplant. A healthy kidney may be transplanted from a living donor or may be taken from a donor …

Dyslexia Health Information

Dyslexia is common. It is usually first noticed during the first few years at school. There is no cure but early diagnosis and good help and support are essential and …