Dr Laurence Knott

Dr Laurence Knott

BSc (Hons) (Biochemistry), MB BS

Qualified 1973. 37 years experience in general practice. Medical author who has contributed to many lay and professional publications. Particularly interested in converting medical terminology into information comprehensive to non-medical readers. Clinical complaints adviser to the Medical Defence Union. External professional adviser to the Health Service Ombudsman. Extensive medicolegal practice specialising in clinical negligence. Listed on the National Crime Database, advising police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service on medicolegal aspects of criminal cases. Erstwhile GP medical adviser to the Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies charity, now member and ex-patient.

Recent articles

Why you constantly need to pee

Why you constantly need to pee Feature

Wouldn't it be great if all problems could be solved with a one-off course of treatment? Life, unfortunately, isn't like that. Some conditions last for years, or even …

What your swollen glands could mean

What your swollen glands could mean Feature

Oh how I remember the joy of swollen glands.  "Me glands are up again, Mum", I would proudly announce. I would wake up in the morning, and straightaway could feel that …

Gullibility Health Information

Gullibility is a much maligned illness. Without it we wouldn't have Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy. On the other hand, we wouldn't have PPI, …

When it feels like something is stuck in your throat

When it feels like something is stuck in your throat Feature

Some patients tell me that they would sooner have constant pain than put up with swallowing difficulties. I suppose it's because long-term pain is something the brain …

Penis Problems Health Information

A number of problems can affect the penis. This leaflet will give you some idea of the conditions to be aware of and the sort of symptoms to watch out for. Itching of …