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General Practitioner, Broadcaster
Dr Hilary Jones, GP, author and medical broadcaster, qualified at the Royal Free Hospital in 1976.
He has been ITV ‘s Health Editor on TV-am, Daybreak and Good Morning Britain since 1989.
His extensive and varied medical career has seen him working as a single-handed medical officer on Tristan da Cunha, the most isolated inhabited island in the world, and as a troubleshooting medic for the oil industry in Shetland. He has been described as the UK’s most well-known and trusted GP and his TV broadcasts have seen him cover breaking medical news stories not just at home but internationally.
He has reported on the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, the launch of the much needed pneumococcal vaccine for children in Sierra Leone and the war in Kosovo. He has accompanied the flying doctor services in the Australian outback and in Lesotho, released lions for the Born Free foundation in South Africa, travelled with children with life-limiting illnesses to visit Santa in Lapland and been involved with countless public-health campaigns in countries as diverse as China, Brazil, Sweden and Japan.
He has appeared on several TV quiz shows including The Chase, Pointless and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? winning tens of thousands of pounds for the several charities he loyally supports, including Northern Lights, London Air Ambulance, Get Ahead Charitable Trust, The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Diabetes UK, The Meningitis Research Foundation and The Matt Hampson Foundation.
He appeared on BBC 1’s “The Health Show” alongside Terry Wogan. More recently he presented “How the NHS changed our World “ on BBC Two, and reached the later stages of Dancing on Ice on ITV.
He appears regularly on Steve Wright’s Radio 2 show and has written a column for Fabulous Magazine, now the Sun on Sunday, for over 25 years.
Still working as a GP and practising aesthetic medicine, he remains a passionate advocate of medical education for all and exercise and humour as the best medicine of all.
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