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

Professional Reference

Tips on Managing Wellbeing in Primary Care Professional Reference

The organisation of primary care, both at local and national level, plays an extremely important part in promoting wellbeing and preventing burnout within primary care. …

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Resources for Healthcare Professionals in Managing Burnout Professional Reference

The most importance resources are ourselves, our friends and family, our work-life balance, and all our colleagues within the Primary Health Care Team. However, there …

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Burnout in Primary Care Professional Reference

Although occupational burnout can occur in any occupation, it is particularly common among healthcare professionals, whose work includes complex decision making, …

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ADHD in Adults Health Information

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes problems with concentrating (inattention), and being too active and having difficulty staying focused ( …

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Urinary Tract Infections Health Information

Women are generally at much higher risk of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) than men, and UTIs are also more common in older adults. If a UTI is limited to …