Dr Mary Harding

Dr Mary Harding

BA, MA, MB BChir, MRCGP, DFFP

Mary qualified at Cambridge in 1989. She joined EMIS as an author in 2013.
Mary is a part-time, salaried GP at The Village Surgery, Wheathampstead and previously for 12 years in Welwyn Garden City. Mary is also an appraiser and Senior Appraiser for NHS England, in the Central Midlands area team.

Recent articles

Weight Gain Health Information

Weight gain is occasionally simply due to eating more, or being less active, but usually it is more complicated than that. There are many possible causes of weight gain, …

Loss of Appetite Health Information

There are numerous possible causes for loss of appetite. If it persists then see your doctor who can try to find the cause in your particular case. What causes a …

How the NHS handles your data

How the NHS handles your data Feature

Health data and information are safeguarded not only by the duty of confidentiality of the medical profession, but also by data protection laws. These laws are changing …

Hirschsprung's Disease Health Information

Hirschsprung's disease is a condition where some of the nerves are missing in a part of the bowel (gut). As a result the bowel muscles can't squeeze properly in that …

What do tonsils do?

What do tonsils do? Resource

The main function of tonsils is to trap germs (bacteria and viruses) which you may breathe in. Proteins called antibodies produced by the immune cells in the tonsils …