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Dr Doug McKechnie, MRCGP

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.

He has also had a wide variety of roles in medical education and research, having published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in journals on a variety of topics, from ADHD and transgender care to frailty and inflammation.

He completed his undergraduate medical degree at Cambridge University and then University College London. His postgraduate training was in London (with one year in his native Essex) and he’s stayed working in London thereafter. He enjoys the intellectual challenge of knowing about as many different parts of medicine as possible – an important trait for a GP – but has particular experience in ENT, general medicine, and care of older adults.


EMIS – Freelance medical writer, 2022-present
Holborn Medical Centre – Salaried GP, 2021-present
University College London – Deputy Lead for Clinical and Professional Practice, 2022-present. NIHR In-Practice Fellow, 2021-2023.
Royal Free Hospital/Holborn Medical Centre – Academic Clinical Fellow and GP Trainee, 2017-2021. Rotations in care of older adults, ENT, and orthopaedics.

Education, certifications and licences

MA (Neuroscience), University of Cambridge
MBBS (with distinction), University College London
MSc (Medical Education), Cardiff University
DRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
MRCP(UK), Royal College of Physicians
MRCGP(2021), Royal College of General Practitioners
FHEA, Higher Education Academy

Doug’s external published work and citations

Associations between inflammation, cardiovascular biomarkers and incident frailty: the British Regional Heart Study

Transgender identity in young people and adults recorded in UK primary care electronic patient records: retrospective, dynamic, cohort study

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnoses and prescriptions in UK primary care, 2000–2018: population-based cohort study

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