Dr Laurence Knott

Dr Laurence Knott

General Practitioner, Medical Author

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry MB BS

Dr Lawrence Knott qualified 1973 and has since had 37 years experience in general practice. He is a medical author who has contributed to many lay and professional publications. Dr Knott is particularly interested in converting medical terminology into information comprehensive 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 a erstwhile GP medical adviser to the Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies charity, and is now a member as well as ex-patient.

Recent articles

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 …

How to treat neck pain triggered by moving your head

How to treat neck pain triggered by moving your head Feature

Neck pains are a real pain in the neck. I guess mine started as a student and was caused by hours poring over medical textbooks. I've had it ever since. So when I read …