Dr Laurence Knott

Dr Laurence Knott

General Practitioner, Medical Author

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, MBBS

Dr Laurence Knott qualified in 1973 and has had extensive experience as a General Practitioner. 

He is also a medical author who has contributed to many lay and professional publications. 

Dr Knott is particularly interested in converting medical terminology into information easily comprehensible to non-medical readers.

His previous lines of work include clinical complaints adviser to the Medical Defence Union, external professional adviser to the Health Service Ombudsman and extensive medicolegal practice specialising in clinical negligence. He is listed on the National Crime Database, advising police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service on medicolegal aspects of criminal cases. Dr Knott is also an erstwhile GP medical adviser to the Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies charity, and is now a member as well as an ex-patient.

Recent articles

Professional Reference

Blood Cancers Professional Reference

The three main types of blood cancer are: Leukaemia (involving white cells). Myeloma (involving red cells). Lymphoma (involving the lymphatic system). …

Anatomy of the breast

Anatomy of the breast Resource

The medical name for breast is mammary gland. Each breast consists of tissue overlying the chest wall muscles (the pectoral muscles). In women, the breasts are composed …

Anatomy of the foot

Anatomy of the foot Resource

It may surprise you to know that the foot is one of the most complicated structures of the body. It contains a lot of moving parts - 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 …

The best way to treat a herpes outbreak

The best way to treat a herpes outbreak Feature

A forum user posted that she had caught genital herpes from her new partner. She asked for advice about treating an outbreak and wanted to know if there was anything …

What causes a lump on the tongue?

What causes a lump on the tongue? Feature

A poster to our forums noticed a swelling under their tongue. The swelling developed a few days ago and was soft but firm. They thought it might be a swollen …