Dr Colin Tidy

Dr Colin Tidy

General Practitioner, Medical Author


Dr Colin Tidy qualified as a doctor in 1983 and he has been writing for Patient since 2004. 

He has also been the Clinical Editor for Patient since October 2018.

He has 30 years’ experience as a General Practitioner. He now works as a GP in Oxfordshire, and also spends a great deal of time teaching doctors and nurses, as well as medical students. 

In addition to writing many leaflets and articles for Patient, he has also contributed to medical journals and written a number of educational articles for various General Practitioner magazines. He also has a great deal of experience in making assessments and helping to improve the standard of care provided for patients by General Practitioners.

Recent articles

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Health Information

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used by many people. It can have a very good effect on improving well-being and may be helpful in relieving some …

Professional Reference

Spondyloarthritis (Axial, Peripheral, Radiographic and Non-radiographic) Professional Reference

Spondyloarthritis is a term given to a range of inflammatory arthritis which can predominantly affect the spine (known as axial spondyloarthritis) or the peripheral …

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Gastroparesis Health Information

What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis is a long-lasting (chronic) condition in which food passes through the stomach and into your gut (intestine) more slowly than …

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Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA and Axial SpA) Health Information

Axial spondyloarthritis (also known as axSpA or axial SpA) is a painful, chronic arthritis that mainly affects the joints of the spine, and also the joints connecting …

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Cannabis-based Medicinal Products Professional Reference

Cannabis-based medicines (CBMs) have been used for a variety of therapeutic purposes, with variable levels of evidence with regard to efficacy. CBMs contain …